Research Studies

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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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Available Studies

October 13, 2021

Lip Filler Clinical Study, Los Angeles

Do you have thin lips? Consider taking part in a clinical research study for treatment of thin lips. Skin Care and Laser Physicians of Beverly Hills

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Do you have thin lips? Consider taking part in a clinical research study for treatment of thin lips. You may qualify to participate in this voluntary research study if you are: · At least 21 years of age · Have very thin to thin lips · Have not received any dermal fillers in your lower face in the past year Study participants will receive study treatment and study-related exams. Compensation for time and travel may be available. To see if you qualify, please contact: Grace Munakash 310-246-0495

To participate, you MUST:

  • At least 21 years of age, Have very thin to thin lips

You will NOT be eligible:

  • · Have not received any dermal fillers in your lower face in the past year

Additional inclusion/exclusion criteria will apply.

For more information, call our research department.

July 20, 2021

SUSPICIOUS MOLE?

For Males/Females 18 years an older with a pigmented skin lesion which will be evaluated to rule out the presence of melanoma

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For Males/Females 18 years an older with a pigmented skin lesion which will be evaluated to rule out the presence of melanoma Concern: Abnormal moles, nevi, or pigmented skin lesions on body Study Specifics: Collecting Skin Fluorescence Imaging to provide non-invasive data about atypical skin lesions Duration: 2 visits Compensation: up to $50

To participate, you MUST:

  • For Males/Females 18 years an older with a pigmented skin lesion which will be evaluated to rule out the presence of melanoma

You will NOT be eligible:

Additional inclusion/exclusion criteria will apply.

For more information, call our research department.

July 20, 2021

SUBMENTAL FAT REDUCTION/DOUBLE CHIN

Visible fat under the chin

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For Healthy Male /Female 18-65 years old with BMI less than 40 Concern: Visible fat under the chin Study Specifics: study evaluating the use of injectable RZL-012 versus placebo for noninvasive fat reduction of the submental area (under the chin). MRI’s will be taken before and after treatment for analyzing for eligibility and results. Duration: 4 Months/ 6 Visits to Clinic/ 2 Visits to nearby MRI Center Compensation: Up to $450

To participate, you MUST:

  • For Healthy Male /Female 18-65 years old with BMI less than 40

You will NOT be eligible:

Additional inclusion/exclusion criteria will apply.

For more information, call our research department.

July 20, 2021

VITILIGO

Healthy Males/Females 18 years and older Concern: Vitiligo

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Study Specifics: This study will utilize RECELL for the repigmentation of stable vitiligo lesions Duration:Approximately 1 year Compensation:Up to $1350 paid out at the end of the study

To participate, you MUST:

  • Healthy Males/Females 18 years and older

You will NOT be eligible:

Additional inclusion/exclusion criteria will apply.

For more information, call our research department.

July 20, 2021

ADOLESCENT PLAQUE PSORIASIS

Plaque Psoriasis in Adolescents with at least 10 percent of their body affected

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For Healthy Males/Females 12-17 years old Concern: Plaque Psoriasis in Adolescents with at least 10 percent of their body affected Study Specifics: This trial will use biologic medication to help improve Plaque Psoriasis. Duration: Up to 1 year Compensation: $52 per visit, up to 9 visits. This will be paid out at the end of the study.

To participate, you MUST:

  • For Healthy Males/Females 12-17 years old

You will NOT be eligible:

Additional inclusion/exclusion criteria will apply.

For more information, call our research department.

April 29, 2021

VENOUS MALFORMATIONS

Concern: Venous, Lymphatic or Mixed Malformations associated with PIK3CA or TEK genetic mutations

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Study Specifics: Male or Female patients age 18-60 with Venous Malformations. This trial will use topical medication to help treat Venous, Lymphatic, or Mixed Malformations. Duration: 14 weeks Compensation: Up to $350 ($50 per visit)

To participate, you MUST:

  • Male or Female patients age 18-60 with Venous Malformations.

You will NOT be eligible:

Additional inclusion/exclusion criteria will apply.

For more information, call our research department.

April 29, 2021

PSORIASIS MICRONEEDLE PATCH

Healthy Male / Female Ages 18+ Concern: Observational study to examine RNA biomarkers of psoriasis subjects through the application of a Microneedle patch

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Study Specifics: For male or female patients 18+ who have been diagnosed with Psoriasis with the affected area greater than 2 cm in diameter. Patients must be treated with IL-17 (Cosentyx) and IL-23 (Skyrizi/Tremfya/Iilumya) therapy once enrolled. Duration: 16 weeks Compensation: ($50 per visit)

To participate, you MUST:

  • Healthy Male / Female Ages 18+

You will NOT be eligible:

Additional inclusion/exclusion criteria will apply.

For more information, call our research department.

April 29, 2021

BASAL CELL CARCINOMA

Concern: At least one basal cell located on the body. Study Specifics: For men and women, age 18+.

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This trial includes using a topical along with photodynamic therapy in the treatment of superficial basal cell carcinoma. Duration: 8 months (10 visits) Compensation:Up to $2600 Status:Enrolling

To participate, you MUST:

  • For men and women, age 18+.

You will NOT be eligible:

Additional inclusion/exclusion criteria will apply.

For more information, call our research department.

April 29, 2021

STASIS DERMATITIS

For Healthy Males/Females 45 years and older with Stasis Dermatitis Concern: Stasis Dermatitis without ulceration

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Study Specifics: This trial will use a topical medication to help improve Stasis Dermatitis. This trial will be preformed remotely with virtual visits and home visits. Duration: 14 weeks Compensation: Up to $300 to be paid at the end of the study

To participate, you MUST:

  • For Healthy Males/Females 45 years and older with Stasis Dermatitis

You will NOT be eligible:

Additional inclusion/exclusion criteria will apply.

For more information, call our research department.

September 25, 2020

Laser Hair Removal for Red, Grey, Blonde

Concern: Unwanted hair in armpit area

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Study specifics: For women ages 18-70. This trial uses 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 per visit

To participate, you MUST:

You will NOT be eligible:

Additional inclusion/exclusion criteria will apply.

For more information, call our research department.

July 20, 2020

Venous Malformations

Concern: Venous, Lymphatic or Mixed Malformations associated with PIK3CA or TEK genetic mutations

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Study Specifics: Male or Female patients 18-60 yrs old with clinically of phenotypically defined VM, LM, or mixed VLM affecting the skin Duration: 14 weeks Patient Compensation: Up to $350 ($50 per visit)

To participate, you MUST:

You will NOT be eligible:

Additional inclusion/exclusion criteria will apply.

For more information, call our research department.

May 9, 2019

Sclerotherapy

Do you have leg veins?

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We're conducting a trial for leg veins. Contact our research department to take part in a research study involving treatment. $$ Requires payment from subject – $333

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.