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 16, 2019

Laser Hair Removal

Would you like to reduce unwanted underarm hair?

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Concern: Underarm hair Study Specifics: A trial using a new treatment for underarm hair reduction in females with naturally light hair such as grey, blonde or red. Duration: 4 months (5 visits) Compensation: $20 every completed visit / up to $100

To participate, you MUST:

  • Must be between ages 18 - 70
  • Healthy Female

You will NOT be eligible:

Additional inclusion/exclusion criteria will apply.

For more information, call our research department.

August 1, 2019

Decollete

Do you have lines and wrinkles of the decollete?

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Concern: Decollete lines and wrinkles Study Specifics: A trial using a tropical cream for chest rejuvenation to improve the look of wrinkles and sun damage. Duration: 6 months (6 visits) Compensation: Treatments are complimentary

To participate, you MUST:

  • Must be between ages 18 - 65
  • Healthy female

You will NOT be eligible:

Additional inclusion/exclusion criteria will apply.

For more information, call our research department.

May 9, 2019

Fraxel Study

Do you have facial hyperpigmentation and photodamage?

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Concern: Facial hyperpigmentation and photodamage Study Specifics: This trial uses an FDA approved laser, along with a topical cream for the treatment of facial hyperpigmentation and photodamage. Duration: 6 months / 6 visits Compensation: Treatments are complimentary

To participate, you MUST:

  • Must be 18 years of age or older
  • Healthy Male and/or Female

You will NOT be eligible:

Additional inclusion/exclusion criteria will apply.

For more information, call our research department.

May 9, 2019

Atopic Dermatitis

Do you have Atopic Dermatitis?

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Concern: Eczema Study Specifics: This trial uses a topical cream for the treatment of adult and adolescent atopic dermatitis. Duration: 15 months (11 visits)

To participate, you MUST:

  • Must be 12 years of age or older
  • Healthy Male and/or Female

You will NOT be eligible:

Additional inclusion/exclusion criteria will apply.

For more information, call our research department.

May 9, 2019

Melasma

Do you have Melasma?

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Concern: Melasma on the face Study Specifics: This trial is to evaluate the efficacy of Skinceuticals D.O.S.E. serum in the treatment of Melasma (brown patches) and cutaneous signs of aging on the face. Duration: 4 months (5 visits) Compensation: $25 every completed visit / up to $125

To participate, you MUST:

  • Must be 18 - 65 years of age
  • Healthy Female

You will NOT be eligible:

Additional inclusion/exclusion criteria will apply.

For more information, call our research department.

May 9, 2019

Sunscreen

We are evaluating a new sunscreen.

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Concern: Evaluating specific sunscreens Study Specifics: This trial is to evaluate an SPF 50 sunscreen and its photo protection and anti-photoaging properties. Duration: 3 months (3 visits) Compensation: $100

To participate, you MUST:

  • Must be 35 - 55 years of age
  • Healthy Male and/or Female

You will NOT be eligible:

Additional inclusion/exclusion criteria will apply.

For more information, call our research department.

January 3, 2018

Cheek Wrinkles

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

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Concern: Unwanted cheek wrinkles Study Specifics: Trial using sculpture filler for the correction of cheek wrinkles Duration: 12 months (# of visits vary) Compensation: $50 every completed visit

To participate, you MUST:

  • Must be 21 years of age or older
  • Must have facial wrinkles
  • Healthy Male and/or 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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Concern: Improving look of bulky lower face Study Specifics: A trial using an injectable for the treatment of the master muscle. If interested, contact our research department team to find out if you qualify for a new trial. Duration: 6 months (8 visits) Compensation: $50 every completed visit / up to $400

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 8, 2017

Basal Cell

Do you have Basal Cell Carcinoma(s)?

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Concern: Superficial basal cell carcinoma (skin cancer) Study Specifics: This trial includes using a topical along with photodynamic therapy in the treatment of superficial basal cell carcinoma. If you have basal cell carcinomas, you may be eligible to take part in this clinical trial that involves treating your skin cancers. Duration: 8 months (10 visits) Compensation: $260 every completed visit / up to $2600

To participate, you MUST:

  • Must be 18 years of age or older.
  • Healthy Male and/or Female

You will NOT be eligible:

Additional inclusion/exclusion criteria will apply.

For more information, call our research department.

December 1, 2017

Cellulite

Do you have Cellulite?

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Concern: Posterolateral Thigh Cellulite Study Specifics: A trial using an injectable for the treatment of mild to moderate posterolateral thigh cellulite. Duration: 6 months (6 visits) Compensation: $75 every completed visit / up to $450 Specifics: For men and women, age 18+. This trial uses an injectable or topical cream to help with the appearance of cellulite. Duration: 6 months

To participate, you MUST:

  • Must be between ages 18 - 60
  • Healthy Female

You will NOT be eligible:

Additional inclusion/exclusion criteria will apply.

For more information, call our research department.