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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) 686-7306.

3D precision laser to treat skin conditions

3D precision laser to treat skin conditions

Concern: benign discolored lesions, scars, sun damage, sun / age spots, skin texture on the body Study Specifics: Looking for men and women over 18 years of age. Participants will have multiple areas exposed and have digital photographs taken of treatment areas, which will be used for presentation, educational, or marketing purposes. Participants will maintain a consistent skin care regimen on treated areas, cover treated areas and have little sun exposure, refrain from using systemic or topical corticosteroids or retinoids, or other prescription medications. Participants will be screened, have a treatment visit and follow ups at days 1, 7 and 1 month and 3 months post-treatment. Duration: 3 months (approx) Compensation: $300 dependent on number of completed visits
Study of 3D Imaging to Measure Severity of Acne Scars on the Face

Study of 3D Imaging to Measure Severity of Acne Scars on the Face

Concern: Acne scars on the face Study Specifics: Looking for men and women, 18 years of age or older. Participants will sit for scanning of their faces by the 3D camera. Duration: 90-minute appointment Compensation: $75
Treatment of Moderate Inflammatory Acne Vulgaris

Treatment of Moderate Inflammatory Acne Vulgaris

Concern: Moderate Inflammatory Acne Vulgaris Study Specifics: Participants will receive active laser treatment on one side of their face, while the other side of their face will be untreated. There are two phases of this study: Phase A and Phase B. Phase A consists of four laser treatments given 3-weeks apart and a final evaluation; subjects will be compensated up to $1,000 after the completion of all Phase A study visits. Phase B consists of four post-treatment evaluations (3 months, 6 months, 9 months, and 12 months) Duration: 12 months (approx) Compensation: $800 at the completion of all Phase B post-treatment evaluations

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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 Stains
  • 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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