DermEffects
1560 Hyde Park Road
London, ON N6H 5L5
(519) 472-8686 (Cosmetic Inquiries)
(519) 472-2929 (Medical Inquiries)
(519) 472-8484 (Fax)
Monday–Friday: 7 a.m.–3 p.m.

Research & Clinical Trials

Dr. Loo is an adjunct professor at the University of Western Ontario and is very familiar with the rigor needed to conduct research and clinical trials that produce valuable results.

Dr. Wei Jing Loo uses her expertise and extensive training to help advance the fields of medical and cosmetic dermatology through her London, Ontario, practice. Regulatory agencies such as Health Canada and the FDA in the United States require clinical research trials before approving new treatments, preventive procedures, or devices.

Dr. Loo is an adjunct professor at the University of Western Ontario and is very familiar with the rigor needed to conduct research and clinical trials that produce valuable results. She has published her work in many peer-reviewed journals and has presented her research at national and international meetings.

Dr. Loo is an adjunct professor at the University of Western Ontario and is very familiar with the rigor needed to conduct research and clinical trials that produce valuable results.

Dr. Loo and her staff follow strict protocols and regulations when conducting clinical research trials.

Patients interested in participating in a clinical trial, sometimes called clinical studies, can volunteer by contacting DermEffects. If you’re accepted to participate, you can also decide to withdraw at any time.

Other important information to know for patients who participate in clinical research trials include:

  • Your participation is voluntary.
  • All information about you remains confidential.
  • Before participating in a study, Dr. Loo or another member of the clinical research team will explain all the details about the study to patients, including any potential risks or benefits, and answer all questions.
  • Patients have as much time as necessary to decide if they want to participate.
  • Patients who decide to participate must sign a consent form. They will keep a copy of this consent form, which contains additional information about the clinical research trial.

An Elite Skincare Specialist

Dr. Loo is an experienced, board-certified dermatologist who established DermEffects with a vision of providing excellent cosmetic and medical skin care.

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Every clinical research trial is submitted to an independent research ethics board for approval before the study can be performed.

If you’re interested in learning about current clinical research trials, please visit ResearchTrials.org.

Please note that a physician referral is required for all medical consultations and treatments. Medical consultations are a benefit of Ontario Health Insurance Plan (OHIP). Elective services offered at DermEffects are not covered by OHIP.

Active Clinical Trials

We are currently recruiting for the following studies:

Eczema Vaccine Response Trial (36 Weeks)

Men and women aged 18 to 54 with a history of eczema (atopic dermatitis) for at least one year, may qualify to participate in this study. Individuals must have moderate to severe disease, involving 10% or more of their body. To be eligible, participants must also have a recent history of inadequate response to treatment with topical medications.

Participants will receive investigational medication via injection (either active study drug or placebo). One dose each of two vaccines will be administered at one visit during the study. Study medication and study-related care will be provided at no cost. Reimbursement for study-related expenses may be provided.

Study participation will last about 36 weeks and involve about 12 visits to the study clinic. In addition, 2 visits will occur by telephone.

Call the study centre at 519-472-2929, or register now.

Eczema Medication Study (7 Visits)

Aged 18 or older with eczema? You may qualify for a study.

Eligible participants will:

  • Receive study medication at no cost
  • Have regular visits with study doctors who specialize in treating eczema
  • Be reimbursed for study-related expenses

There is no cost to participate. Participants will be asked to visit the study centre about 7 times over a period of about 100 days.

Call the study centre near you, or register now.

Observational Psoriasis Research Study

You may qualify if you take pills, injections, infusions, or are receiving light therapy for psoriasis.  Participants must be 18 or older.  If you qualify, you’ll have regular visits with psoriasis specialists.  There is no cost to participate, and participants will receive reasonable compensation for travel or parking cost.

Participants will be asked to visit the study centre about 11 times over a 5 year period.

Call the study clinic near you, or register now.