Study: Skin of Color Patients Are Under-represented in Cosmetic Clinical Trials

Posted By American Med Spa Association, Wednesday, April 27, 2022

There’s a lack of ethnic/racial diversity in industry-sponsored aesthetic trials, according to new research in the April 2022 issue of Lasers in Surgery and Medicine.

Researchers, led by Lisa Akintilo MD, MPH a current PGY-4 dermatology resident at New York University, analyzed published cosmetic randomized controlled trials, both industry-sponsored and investigator-initiated, to better characterize and assess representation of skin of color participants over the past three decades. They found that industry sponsorship correlates with poor study participant ethnic/racial diversity in aesthetic randomized controlled trials. 
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