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

December 1, 2018

Loose skin

Do you have loose skin on your upper arms.

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If so, please give us a call to see if you qualify. It's a total of 8 visits and treatment is free!

To participate, you MUST:

  • Must be 18-65 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.

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

Common Wart Trial

Are you suffering from common warts?

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We're conducting a trial for common warts. Contact our research department to take part in a research study involving 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 will reduce unwanted face 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

Bulky Face

Do you have a bulky lower-face? Does it bother you?

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If interested, contact our research department to find out if you qualify for a new trial with a new treatment. Trials is up to 12 months long and compensation is up to $50.00 a visit.

To participate, you MUST:

  • Must be 18 years of age or older
  • Must have a bulky lower face.
  • Healthy Male and/or Female.

You will NOT be eligible:

Additional inclusion/exclusion criteria will apply.

For more information, call our research department.

December 10, 2017

Stretch Marks

Do you have stretch marks?

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A trial using FDA lasers and creams to help improve abdominal stretch marks (white stretch marks only) is looking for participants.

To participate, you MUST:

  • Must be 25-70 years old.
  • Must have visible stretch marks.

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

Basal Cell

Do you have Basal Cell Carcinoma(s)?

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If you have basal cell carcinomas (skin cancer), you may be eligible to take part in a clinical trial that involves treating your skin cancers.

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 6, 2017

Hyperhidrosis

Do you suffer with sweaty armpits?

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Our research department is currently conducting a trial for patients that suffer with Hyperhidrosis (sweaty armpits).

To participate, you MUST:

  • Must be 18 years of age or older
  • Must have excessive sweaty armpits.

You will NOT be eligible:

Additional inclusion/exclusion criteria will apply.

For more information, call our research department.

December 5, 2017

Facial Lines

Do you have pesky lines between your eyes?

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Do you have lines between your eyes? You may qualify for a new study!

To participate, you MUST:

  • be 18-65 years old.
  • be a healthy male or female
  • have lines between your eyes.

You will NOT be eligible:

Additional inclusion/exclusion criteria will apply.

For more information, call our research department.