Do you have melasma? Research study participants needed

Individuals at least 18 years of age with a current diagnosis of melasma are needed for a research study investigating the effects of visible light on the skin.

Participation involves digital photographs, skin color readings, visible light treatments, up to six small skin biopsies. This is a three-month study with up to six study visits.

Will I be paid to join the study? Yes. $20 for each biopsy. Up to $120 for completion of the study.

For more information, contact the Cutaneous Translational Research Program at 410-502-SKIN (7546).

Principal Investigator: Anna L. Chien, MD Johns Hopkins Department of Dermatology IRB Protocol Number: IRB00043940