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Patient Resources

Current Trials - Volunteers Needed

RECRUITMENT OPEN


The following trials are currently active at our location and are accepting patients.
If you are interested in participating, please call our Research Department at (212) 686-7306.
 
Treatment for Unwanted Body Hair
Study participants must be 18 years of age or older, have no electrical implants such as a pacemaker or defibrillator and not have an allergy to topical lidocaine such as EMLA.
Participants will receive up to a maximum of 26 treatments with an investigational device
. Up to ten (10) 2cm x 2cm areas may be treated at each visit. Each 2cm x 2cm area must have a minimum of 16 hairs and cannot be located on the face.
Treatments are scheduled a minimum of 1 week apart and follow-up appointments are scheduled 1 month, 3 months and 6 months after the final treatment. You may be asked to return for follow-up visits at 1 year and 2 years after the final follow-up. Compensation is provided at the end of the study.
Currently OPEN for enrollment
Laser Treatment for Unwanted Tattoos
Study participants must be between the ages of 18-65 and have a previously untreated tattoo with red, black, blue and/or green ink. Only Fitzpatrick Skin Types I-IV are eligible for this trial. Participants will receive up to 10 treatments scheduled 4-8 weeks apart and must return 1-3 months after the final treatment for follow-up.
Currently OPEN for enrollment
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Temporary Reduction in the Appearance of Forehead Wrinkles
Study participants must be between the ages of 18-65 with mild to moderate forehead wrinkles. Participants will receive one treatment and must return for follow-up visits 1 week, 1 month, 2 months and 3 months after treatment.
Currently OPEN for enrollment
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Reduction of Hypertrophic (raised) Breast Scars
Participants must have moderate to severe hypertrophic (raised) scars on both breasts and be willing to receive scar revision surgery and injections with an investigational medication over the course of 24 weeks. Healthy male and female participants between the ages of 18-55 are eligible for participation. Scars must be from previous breast surgery (reduction, augmentation or lift) between 6 months - 15 years ago and participants cannot have a history of breast cancer. Please visit www.BreastScarStudy.com to learn more and find out if you are eligible.
Currently OPEN for enrollment
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Laser Treatment for Port Wine Stains
Study participants must be between the ages of 18-65 years of age with a Port Wine Stain (PWS) big enough to split in half. PWS located on the lower legs and lower arms are excluded and must not have been treated within one (1) month prior to enrollment. Participants will receive up to 2 full treatments scheduled 2 months apart. After each full treatment, participants must return 2 days later to have half of their PWS treated again. There are required follow-up visits 2 days after each half treatment and a final 1 month follow-up after the final treatment.
Currently OPEN for enrollment
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Laser Treatment for Port Wine Stains 
Study participants must be 18-65 years of age with a Port Wine Stain (PWS) of at least 5x5cm. PWS located on the lower legs and hands are excluded and must not have been treated within six (6) months prior to enrollment. Participants will receive up to 6 treatments scheduled 4-6 weeks apart. A 1 week follow-up is required after each visit. Follow-up visits are also required 1 month and 3 months after the last treatment.
Currently OPEN for enrollment
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RECRUITMENT CLOSED

Some of the following trials are currently active at our location but are filled and no longer accepting patients.
Injectable Filler for Lip Enhancement 
Participants must be 22 years of age or older with minimal to moderate lip fullness and be willing to commit to the study for 15 months. We are currently seeking Fitzpatrick Skin Types VI for this trial. Participants will receive 2 treatments scheduled 12 months apart. After the first treatment, participants must return at 3 days, 14 days, 1 month, 3 months, 6 months, 9 months, and 12 months. After the second treatment, participants must return at 3 days, 14 days, 1 month and 3 months for follow-up visits.
Currently CLOSED for enrollment 
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Skin Grafting for Repigmentation
Study participants must be 18-99 years of age with hypopigmentation (skin lighter than the surrounding area) caused by trauma (ie: post laser procedures for hair removal or tattoo removal). You will receive 1 treatment and must return to the office for 5 follow-up visits.
Currently CLOSED for enrollment 
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Topical Treatment for Eyebrow Growth
Study participants must be 18 years of age or older and have little to no eyebrow hair. You will receive a topical application to be used daily and must return to the office for 11 visits over a 9 month period. Qualified participants may receive at no cost: study-related care, study-related exams, investigational medication and compensation for time and travel. Health insurance is not needed.
Currently CLOSED for enrollment
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Laser Treatment for Surgical Scars
Study participants must be between the ages of 18-85 and have either one large or two smaller scars of similar thickness and color. Only Fitzpatrick Skin Types I-IV are eligible for this trial. Participants will receive up to 4 treatments scheduled 4-6 weeks apart with 1 and 3 month follow-up visits after the final treatment.

Participants must consent to up to 4 sets of biopsies and will be compensated $200 per biopsy for a total of up to $1600. Payment will be made upon completion of the study.
Currently CLOSED for enrollment
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Treatment for the Reduction of Underarm Hair
Study participants will receive 2 treatments (a possible 3rd treatment is per physician discretion) with a device that is FDA-cleared for use in the underarm for sweat and is investigational for use in reduction of underarm hair.  Treatments are scheduled 3 months apart and follow-up appointments are scheduled 1 month after the first treatment and 1 month, 3 months, 6 months, 9 months and 12 months after the final treatment. Patients may also see a reduction in underarm sweating and odor.
Currently CLOSED for enrollment

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Abdominal Fat Reduction by Injection
Study participants will receive weekly injections to the abdomen for 8 weeks (Monday & Wednesday only) and must return for a 1 week follow-up visit. You must be willing to have 3 MRIs done at an offsite location (within walking distance of the office). Your BMI (body mass index) must be under 30 and have a history of stable weight and diet. You must not have had prior surgery or body contouring treatments to the abdomen.
Currently CLOSED for enrollment
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Laser Treatment for Tattoo Removal
Study participants must be 18-90 years of age with a previously untreated tattoo that is big enough to divide into two sections. Only Fitzpatrick Skin Types I-IV are eligible for this trial. Treatments will be scheduled 4-8 weeks apart and you must return for a final follow-up visit 4-8 weeks after the final treatment.
Currently CLOSED for enrollment
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Topical Cream for Post Inflammatory Hyperpigmentation (Darkening of the Skin)
Study participants must be 18 to 65 years of age seeking treatment for Post Inflammatory Hyperpigmentation (PIH) on the facial region. Topical cream will be applied at home over the course of 42 days. The study consists of 4 treatment visits (Day 1, Day 6, Day 15 & Day 29) & 3 follow up visits (1 Day, 4 Weeks & 12 Weeks post last treatment). You must have a Fitzpatrick Skin Type of I - V.
Currently CLOSED for enrollment
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Treatment of Facial, Body & Acne Scars
Study participants must be 18-85 years of age with facial, body or acne scars. You cannot have active acne or history of a breakout within the last 6 months. You will receive up to 10 treatments scheduled 4-8 weeks apart.
Currently CLOSED for enrollment of Facial & Body Scars
Currently CLOSED for enrollment of Acne Scars

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Injectable Filler for Midface Volume Loss
Study participants must be 18-65 years of age with a minimum of mild volume loss to the midface area. You will receive treatment with an injectable filler and must return for follow up visits over the course of 15 months.
Currently CLOSED for enrollment
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Treament for Moderate to Severe Stretch Marks
Study participants must be 18-85 years of age with moderate to severe stretch marks that are visible when photographed. You will receive up to six (6) treatments scheduled 4-8 weeks apart. Subjects cannot have received treatment to the area within the last 3 months.
Currently CLOSED for enrollment
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Treatment for Pigmented Lesions, Vascular Lesions and Scars

Study participants must be 18-85 years of age with unwanted pigmented lesions (ie: congenital nevi, Becker’s nevus, café au lait, nevus of Ota, etc.), vascular lesions (ie:  port wine stains, telangiectasia, etc.) and/or thickened discolored scars. You will receive up to ten (10) treatments scheduled 4-8 weeks apart.  Subjects cannot have received treatment to the area within the last 3 months.
Currently CLOSED for enrollment 
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Evaluating the Tolerability and Effectiveness of a Biocellulose Mask following a Full Face Fraxel Laser Treatment
Study participants must be 35-60 years of age with moderate hyperpigmentation (darkening of the skin) on the face. This study is for female participants ONLY who are generally in good health. You must have a Fitzpatrick Skin Type of I - III. The study will involve 5 office visits over two (2) weeks. Includes One (1) full face Fraxel treatment, One (1) day follow up, Three (3) day follow up, Seven (7) day follow up and a fourteen (14) day follow up.
Currently CLOSED for enrollment
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Submental (under the chin) Fat Reduction by Injection
Study participants must be 18 years of age or older and have a double chin with NO skin laxity (loose skin). You must have a BMI (body mass index) less than or equal to 40. The study involves up to 6 sets of injections scheduled 4 weeks apart. Participants must return 1 week after every set of injections for a follow-up assessment. After the final treatment, you must return at 4 weeks, 12 weeks, 6 months, 9 months & 1 year for follow-up assesments.
Currently CLOSED for enrollment
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Circumference Reduction for the Abdomen
Study participants must be 21-60 years of age with a BMI between 18.5 & 29.9. Subject must be available for seven (7) consecutive weeks. Each participant will receive one (1) treatment a week for six (6) weeks with a one (1) week follow up, one (1) month follow up and three (3) month follow up.
Currently CLOSED for enrollment
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Abdominal Fat Reduction by Injection
Study participants must be 18-45 years of age and over with localized fat tissue and skin elasticity in the abdomen area. Must have a history of stable exercise, diet and body weight. Must not have had any prior treatments to abdomen area. Must be available for 9 consecutive weeks. Body mass index (BMI) must be less than 25.
Currently CLOSED for enrollment
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Lifting and Tightening of the Face & Neck using Ultrasound therapy
Study participants must be 30-65 years of age with a BMI less than 30. Each participant will receive one (1) treatment with a two (2) month follow up, three (3) month follow up, six (6) month follow up & one (1) year follow up. Participant must agree to refrain from undergoing any other treatments during the course of the study.
Currently CLOSED for enrollment
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Skin Tightening/Fat Reduction - Radio Frequency Assisted Liposuction
Study participants 21-60 years of age with a small pocket of fat under the chin and upper arms. Participants who have had procedure within 6 months to the treatment are excluded.
Currently CLOSED for enrollment for submental (chin)
Currently CLOSED for enrollment for upper arms

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Liposuction of the Lower Abdomen
Study participants must be over 18 years of age with a localized area of subcutaneous fat in the lower abdomen. Must have a history of stable diet and exercise with a body mass index (BMI) less than 25. No prior treatments to the area (i.e. abdominoplasty, liposuction, exposure to ablative or body contouring devices, mesotherapy, or lipolytic agents). No skin conditions in the treatment area (i.e. infections, psoriasis, eczema, excessive skin wrinkles, pannus)
Currently CLOSED for enrollment
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Facial Rejuvention for Fine Lines and Wrinkles
Study participants must be 35-60 years old with visible fine lines and wrinkles on the face.
Currently CLOSED for enrollment

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Laser Resurfacing for the Treatment of Actinic Keratosis
Study participants must be 30-85 with clinically identifiable actinic keratosis lesions on the facial skin. Participants must not have had treatments to their AKs within six (6) months prior to enrollment.
Currently CLOSED for enrollment
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Fat Removal - Laser Assisted Lipolysis
Study Participants must be 21-60 years of age with pockets of fat under the Submental area (chin), upper arms and abdomen. Participant who have had a Lipolysis procedure to the treatment area are excluded.
Currently CLOSED for enrollment
For your convenience you may download the Research Department Registration Form and bring it in with you on the day of your screening visit.
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