Medical Research Studies

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About

Medical Research Trials

Thank you for your interest in West Dermatology’s research studies. Your interest and participation help us remain at the forefront of medical, surgical, and cosmetic dermatology while maintaining the highest standards expected of healthcare. Our research studies are conducted by board-certified dermatologists who are dedicated to the future of dermatology, and by participating in our studies, you’ll help advance all aspects of dermatology while optimizing both the health of your skin and your overall appearance.

Our studies are critical to the FDA, as they approve treatments and devices like topical medications, injectables, lasers, non-invasive procedures, and more. But as a patient of ours, there's nothing to be afraid of. The strict standards of each trial means your safety and health are assured while giving you access to the latest treatments and technologies.

Interested in participating in an exciting and groundbreaking clinical research study? Call 858-657-1004 and a member of our research team will walk you through the process.
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Good To Know

What To Expect

West Dermatology has been conducting clinical trials in medical, cosmetic, and surgical dermatology for more than 20 years. Our dedication to the advancement of services, techniques, and technology ensures that we help others overcome their skin concerns and achieve their aesthetic goals.

Studies can last 2-6 months, sometimes longer. In participating, you may be required to visit our office monthly, take the prescribed medications precisely as instructed, adhere to daily or weekly regimens, and often keep a treatment journal. You’ll always be in the hands of caring professionals dedicated to your safety and health as we help develop products, therapies, and devices for the future of dermatology.

Call 858-657-1004 to see if you are a good fit for any of our studies.


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Who Qualifies

Candidates

Candidates differ depending on the trial being conducted, but typically, if you’re in good health, are over the age of 18, and want to be part of advancing the future of medicine, you’re likely an ideal candidate. However, please be aware that each trial has distinct guidelines, such as strict participation criteria, and requires patients with very specific conditions.

Together with West Dermatology, you’ll help bring the future of skincare to today’s patients. Call 858-657-1004 to see if one of our studies is a good match for you.

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We're Recruiting For

Available Studies

March 1, 2018

Acne

Do you have acne?

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Do you want to finally get clear skin? Give the research department a call regarding multiple trials we have that may help you get rid of your acne. Compensation for your time and travel.

To participate, you MUST:

  • Be 13 or older
  • Have active acne

You will NOT be eligible:

Additional inclusion/exclusion criteria will apply.

For more information, call our research department.

February 17, 2018

Atopic Dermatitis

Are you suffering from constant itching and want relief?

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We're conducting a trial for atopic dermatitis. Contact our research department to take part in a research study involving oral treatment. Compensation for your time and travel.

To participate, you MUST:

  • Must be 18 years of age or older

You will NOT be eligible:

Additional inclusion/exclusion criteria will apply.

For more information, call our research department.

January 3, 2018

Facial Wrinkles

Do you have unwanted facial wrinkles that make you look older than you feel?

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Want help getting rid of those bothersome wrinkles before your summer fun? If so, call our research department to find out about our current trial that utilizes a topical cream to remove unwanted wrinkles.

To participate, you MUST:

  • Must be 22 years of age or older
  • Must have facial wrinkles
  • Must be a female

You will NOT be eligible:

Additional inclusion/exclusion criteria will apply.

For more information, call our research department.

December 11, 2017

Rosacea

Do you have rosy red cheeks? Does that redness from your rosacea bother you?

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Are you currently suffering from rosacea and want help with treatment? If interested, contact our research department to find out if you qualify for a new trial with a new treatment. Trials is 4 months long (5 visits) and requires a payment up to $250/$50 for every completed visit.

To participate, you MUST:

  • Must be 18 years of age or older
  • Must have active rosacea.

You will NOT be eligible:

Additional inclusion/exclusion criteria will apply.

For more information, call our research department.

December 10, 2017

Unwanted wrinkles and photo damage on your chest

Do you want to erase the signs of last summer from your chest?

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If you have photo-damage and wrinkles on your chest, you may be eligible for a laser procedure. Let us help, we are conducting a research trial using FDA lasers and creams to help improve both wrinkles and sun damage.

To participate, you MUST:

  • Must be 18 years of age or older
  • Must have sun damage and wrinkles on your chest.

You will NOT be eligible:

Additional inclusion/exclusion criteria will apply.

For more information, call our research department.

December 9, 2017

Leg Veins

Want to help improve your leg veins for summer?

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Do you want to erase those unsightly leg veins for the summer? Our researchers are currently conducting a trial using sclerotherapy injections to help treat and improve spider veins in both legs. The trial lasts 12 weeks and requires a payment of $333.

To participate, you MUST:

  • Must be 25-70 years of age.
  • Must have spider veins on your legs

You will NOT be eligible:

Additional inclusion/exclusion criteria will apply.

For more information, call our research department.

December 8, 2017

Jawline definition

Do you want a more defined jawline?

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If you are age 21 to 70 years old and in general good health, you may be eligible to take part in a clinical trial that involves filler to help with defining the jawline.

To participate, you MUST:

  • Must be 21-70 years old.

You will NOT be eligible:

Additional inclusion/exclusion criteria will apply.

For more information, call our research department.

December 7, 2017

Loose skin

Do you have loose skin on your knees?

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If so, please give us a call to see if you qualify.

To participate, you MUST:

  • Must be 30-65 years of age.
  • Must have loose skin on your knees.

You will NOT be eligible:

Additional inclusion/exclusion criteria will apply.

For more information, call our research department.

December 6, 2017

Cellulite

Want help getting rid of your cellulite for summer?

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Our research department is currently conducting a trial for treatment with injections to the thighs and buttocks.

To participate, you MUST:

  • Must be 18 years of age or older
  • Must have cellulite on the thighs and buttocks.

You will NOT be eligible:

Additional inclusion/exclusion criteria will apply.

For more information, call our research department.

December 5, 2017

Hair thinning or loss

Are you currently experiencing hair thinning or loss?

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If you are over the age of 40 and are female and interested in learning about this new trial, please contact our research department. Compensation for your time and travel is available.

To participate, you MUST:

  • be 40 years old or older.
  • be experiencing hair thinning or loss.
  • be female.

You will NOT be eligible:

Additional inclusion/exclusion criteria will apply.

For more information, call our research department.