Research Program

About Our Dermatology Research Program

Under the direction of Roy G. Geronemus, M.D., the Laser & Skin Surgery Center of New York is one of the largest of its kind worldwide.  The center has a full time, on-site research division occupying 1500 square feet of space that is devoted exclusively to investigative pursuits.
Our dermatologists are renowned for their investigation in the areas of technical laser development and clinical applications of vascular, pigmented, resurfacing, leg vein and hair removal lasers.  Other areas of investigation have included photodynamic therapy, cosmetic fillers substances, and topical pharmaceutical products and wound care products. 
Located in the heart of New York City, with a local, national and international referral base of over 100,000 patients, our research division provides an ideal setting for recruiting patients into clinical trials.  Our longstanding relationship with a free standing Institutional Review Board enables expeditious reviews of experimental protocols.  Study trials are executed promptly and efficiently with the assistance of our full time research staff that has extensive experience in protocol development, patient recruitment, photography and computer imaging.
State-of-the-art imaging devices are employed to most accurately assess patients and provide optimum research data. All patients have high resolution digital photography that is exactly standardized in order to ensure the highest accuracy. The Vectra 3D Imaging system enables 360º patient photography providing high quality images and allowing highly accurate measurement for case assessment, treatment planning, and pre/post-operative review. Similarly the PRIMOS 3D measuring device allows high resolution assessment of colour, texture and volume, and is the only such handheld device in the world. Non invasive measurement of biomechanical skin properties is provided by the Biomechanical Tissue Characterization 2000 device which accurately provides information on up to eight different biomechanical properties of the skin tested.