Back Tanning Study

Study Number: C21-D048

Study Location: 

Dallas Research Center: 1801 N. Glenville Dr., Suite 250 Richardson, Texas 75081
Compensation: Up to $650


Females or Males



Skin Type:


Study Requirements:

  • Must have skin on the lower back that is generally hairless and of uniform texture and color.
  • Willing to have ultraviolet lights (similar to sunlight) administered to the skin on the lower back.
  • Willing to come to the clinic daily (excluding Sundays) until study completion.
  • Cannot have a history of any type of skin cancer within the past 5 years or Cannot have a family history of skin cancer.
  • Cannot have or currently have a history of abnormal moles on the body.
  • Cannot have been treated with anti-inflammatories, antihistamines, or corticosteroids within 14 days prior to study start.
  • Cannot regularly taking other medication that could affect the results of the study (eg, insulin, corticosteroids, steroidal or nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs [NSAIDs], high blood pressure drugs, steroid inhalers, drugs that induce skin coloring, etc).
  • Cannot have been instructed by a physician, pharmacist, or health professional to avoid sunlight because of a medical condition and/or because of drug complications.
  • Currently taking an oral dosage of medication with photosensitizing potential, such as high blood pressure medication, acne medications (e.g. Accutane), certain psychiatric medications (e.g. Thorazine, tricyclic anti-depressants), certain antibiotics (e.g. Cipro, tetracycline), antihistamines (eg, Benadryl), Levulan, or Psoralen.
  • Cannot routinely using any topical over-the-counter (OTC) or prescription medication on the test area within 30 days of study start.
  • Cannot have clinically active bacterial, fungal, or viral skin infections or a history of skin infections.
  • Cannot have a history of developing abnormal skin color changes such as hyperpigmentation or hypopigmentation from medical procedures such as surgical incision and skin biopsies.
  • Cannot have a history of systemic granulomatous diseases, active or inactive, (eg, sarcoidosis, Wegener’s granulomatosis, tuberculosis) or connective tissue diseases (eg lupus, dermatomyositis).
  • Cannot have a history of photosensitivity disorders.
  • Cannot have a pregnant partner.
  • Cannot have a partner who is planning to become pregnant during the study period or is unwilling or unable to use an acceptable method of contraception.
  • Cannot currently be participating in another study at SGS Stephens, another research facility or doctor’s office
  • Cannot have participated on a study at SGS Stephens, another research facility or doctor’s office involving the back within the past 2 months.
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