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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.

WRINKLES AROUND THE MOUTH

WRINKLES AROUND THE MOUTH

Concern: Wrinkles in the perioral area

Study Specifics: Looking for men and women who are 35-70 years of age and have moderate wrinkles around their mouth. Participants will have the area around their mouth treated with a skin resurfacing device. This study will last for 6 months and consist of 4 treatment and 2 follow-up visits. Photographs will be taken of the treatment area at all visits.

Compensation: Up to $300 per patient

NEVUS OF OTA

NEVUS OF OTA

Concern: Nevus of Ota lesion on the face
Study Specifics: Looking for men and women who are over 18 years of age with a Nevus of Ota lesion on the face. Participants will have the Nevus of Ota treated with a laser that targets pigment. This study will last for up to 11 months and consist of up to 5 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
LASER TATTOO REMOVAL

LASER TATTOO REMOVAL

Concern: Unwanted colored tattoos

Study Specifics: Looking for men and women who are 18-50 years of age with an unwanted colored tattoo on the arm, leg, or trunk. Participants will have the tattoo treated with a picosecond laser that targets the tattoo ink, while half receives treatment with an acoustic pulse device. This study will consist of multiple treatments and follow-up visits. Photographs will be taken of the treatment area at all visits.

Compensation: Participants will be compensated

BOTOX FOR THE TREATMENT OF VERTICAL NECKBANDS AND JAW CONTOURING

BOTOX FOR THE TREATMENT OF VERTICAL NECKBANDS AND JAW CONTOURING

Concern: Vertical neckbands at contraction

Study Specifics: Looking for men and women who are over 18 years of age and who have vertical (platysma) neckbands looking for neck and jawline contouring. Participants will have their neck and jawline areas treated with Botox. This study will last 4 months and consist of 1 treatment and 6 follow-up visits. Photographs will be taken of the treatment area at all visits. Participants must not have had Botox in the last 6 months, fillers in 18 months, or any laser resurfacing, radiofrequency, ultrasound, or chemical peels in 6 months to the treatment area.

Compensation: Up to $700 per patient
Acne Scars in Darker Skin Types

Acne Scars in Darker Skin Types

Concern: Acne scarring in darker skin types
Study Specifics: Looking for men and women who are 18-65 years of age and have a darker skin type. Participants must have acne scars on the face, including their cheeks. Participants will have the areas of their face treated with a superficial resurfacing laser. This study will last 7 months and consist of 4 treatment and 2 follow-up visits. Photographs will be taken of the treatment area at all visits. Compensation: Up to $450 per patient
INFLAMMATORY ACNE ON THE FACE

INFLAMMATORY ACNE ON THE FACE

Concern: Inflammatory acne on the cheeks and chin

Study Specifics: Looking for participants who are over 16 years of age with moderate inflammatory acne on the cheeks and chin. Participants should have at least 15 inflamed and active pimples. Participants will be treated with a 1726nm laser that targets sebaceous glands. Early data shows 90% efficacy at one-year follow-up. This study will last for up to 16 months and consist of 4 treatments and 8 follow-up visits. Participants must not have had isotretinoin (Accutane) in the last 6 months. Participants agree to avoid non-study acne treatments.

Compensation: Up to $1,700 per patient

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Past Clinical Trials

Acne

  • 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

Melasma

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

Scars

  • 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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