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The Laser & Skin Surgery Center of New York is not only one of the largest cosmetic, laser, and medical dermatology clinics worldwide, but also has a full time, on-site research division devoted exclusively to investigative pursuits.

Current Trials – Volunteers Needed


If you are interested in participating in a clinical trial at the Laser and Skin Surgery Center of New York, please call our Research Department at (212) 840-0499.



Concern: Melasma

Study Specifics: Looking for men and women who are over 18 years of age with melasma. Participants will have the melasma treated with a laser that targets pigment. This study will last for up to 11 months and consist of up to 6 treatments and up to 13 follow-up visits. A biopsy may be included to guide and improve treatment results. Photographs will be taken of the treatment area at all visits.

Compensation: Up to $1,150 per patient; additional compensation for biopsies



Concern: Inflammatory acne on the cheeks, chin, and forehead

Study Specifics: Looking for participants who are over 16 years of age with mild, moderate, or severe inflammatory acne on the cheeks, chin, and forehead. Participants will be treated with a 1726nm laser that targets sebaceous glands. This study will last for up to 16 months and consist of 2-4 treatments and 6-8 follow-up visits. Participants must not have had isotretinoin (Accutane) in the last 6 months.

Compensation: Up to $1,200 per patient

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Past Clinical Trials


  • Laser Treatment
  • At-home device

Basal Cell Carcinoma

  • Topical product in combination with light therapy

Body Contouring

  • Cellulite reduction of the buttocks and posterior thighs
  • Non-invasive fat reduction: abdomen, distal thigh, flanks, saddlebags, submental
  • Fat reduction by injection: abdomen, submental
  • Laser-assisted lipolysis: abdomen, submental, upper arms
  • Liposuction: lower abdomen
  • Radio frequency assisted liposuction: submental, upper arms

Facial Rejuvenation

  • At-home device for fine lines and wrinkles
  • Biocellulose mask following full face laser treatment
  • Cryotherapy for temporary reduction of forehead wrinkles
  • Laser-assisted drug delivery
  • Laser treatments
  • Laser resurfacing in combination with oral and topical supplement for improved post procedure healing and increased collagen formation
  • Topical product in combination with light therapy

Hair Growth

  • Cell enriched fat injections for male or female pattern baldness
  • Low intensity light therapy

Injectable Fillers and Toxins

  • Acne scars
  • Correction of shallow to deep nasolabial folds and other facial wrinkles
  • Lip and perioral enhancement
  • Midface volume loss
  • Treatment of glabellar lines

Laser-Assisted Drug Delivery

  • Facial rejuvenation
  • Melasma

Laser Treatments for Pigmented Lesions

  • Becker’s Nevus
  • Café-au-lait
  • Congenital nevi
  • Nevus of Ito
  • Nevus of Ota
  • Solar lentigines (sun spots)

Laser Treatments for Unwanted Tattoos

  • Blue and/or green ink
  • Yellow ink
  • Treatment naïve
  • Recalcitrant tattoos
  • Topical product in combination with laser

Laser Treatments for Vascular Disorders

  • Angiomas
  • Diffuse redness
  • Facial telangiectasia (broken capillaries)
  • Hemangiomas
  • Leg telangiectasia (spider veins)
  • Port Wine Birthmarks
  • Reticular leg veins (blue vessels)
  • Rosacea


  • Laser-assisted drug delivery
  • Laser treatment
  • Topical product


  • Laser treatment for acne scars
  • Laser treatment for hypertrophic scars
  • Laser treatment for surgical scars
  • Microneedling and dermal fillers for acne scars
  • Reduction of hypertrophic breast scars by injection and surgical intervention
  • Skin grafting for repigmentation of hypotrophic scars fractional resurfacing for atrophic scars

Skin Laxity

  • Laser treatment
  • Radio frequency treatment
  • Ultrasound therapy

Topical Treatments

  • Basal cell nevus syndrome
  • Eyebrow growth
  • Melasma
  • Post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation (darkening of the skin)
  • Post-marketing skin brightening system

Unwanted Body Hair

  • Laser treatment
  • Microwave technology

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.

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.

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