Cosmetic Laser Dermatology works hard to remain at the forefront of laser and cosmetic surgery research while maintaining the highest industry standards. Our studies are conducted by board-certified dermatologists in pursuit of advancing the field of cosmetic and laser dermatology while optimizing the appearance of your skin in the process. We’ve been a part of over 280 studies since 1974!

Eligible trial participants may receive free treatment and even additional compensation for their particular trial provided they participate fully in all necessary observation periods, reporting sessions with the doctors, etc. for the duration of the study.

Please call 858-657-1004 or email [email protected] to see if you are eligible for one of our studies.

Learn what it's like to be enrolled in our studies

Participating in a clinical trial is not unlike going to a doctor’s appointment. You will meet with the coordinator and investigator for the trial to determine whether you are eligible to participate in the trial, which may require lab work or additional evaluations. Once enrolled, participants attend a treatment visit to receive the medication or treatment, which may take 30 minutes to two hours depending on the medication, injectable product, laser or device that is being tested. In order to monitor the results, participants may be asked to return for a follow-up appointment weekly, monthly, or every three months, depending on the treatment.

In many cases, clinical trial sponsors often provide participants with compensation for their time. To participate in additional studies, participants must wait at least 30 days after concluding a trial before they can be considered eligible.

If you are interested in participating in one of our many exciting clinical research studies, please provide us with as much information as possible and a member of our research team will contact you shortly.

Pruritus (itching)

18 to 90 years of age

Indication: Diagnosed with chronic pruritus (CP) of unknown origin for at least 6 months. CP must affect at least 2 of the following body areas: legs, arms or trunk

Compensation: $100 for 1 phone interview


Healthy Males/Females 25-65 years of age

Indication: Mild, moderate, and severe crow’s feet wrinkles

Study Specifics: This study will evaluate the use of microneedling for reduction of crow’s feet wrinkles. Must be able to have adequate vision without the use of eyeglasses to assess facial wrinkles in a mirror (contact lenses are OK).



Healthy Females between 18 and 64 years old weighing 50 Kg (111 lb) or more

Indication: Improvement of cellulite on both sides of thighs

Duration:  6 months


Healthy Males/Females 22 years of age or older

Indication: Improvement of transverse neck lines

Duration:  Between 6 months and 1 year

Compensation: Up to $600

Actinic Keratosis

Males/Females 35-85yrs

Indication: Mild to moderate actinic keratosis on both hands or arms

Study Specifics:

This trial will compare the efficacy of Ameluz activated by Red Light versus Levulan activated by Blue Light for the treatment of Actinic Keratosis on the Upper Extremities

Approximately 1 year (6 visits)

Compensation: Up to $400

Psoriasis Microneedle Patch

Healthy Male / Female Ages 18+

Indication: Observational study to examine RNA biomarkers of psoriasis subjects through the application of a Microneedle patch

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: 12 weeks

Compensation: up to $350 ($50 per visit)

Basal Cell Carcinoma

Ages 18 and Older, Male/Female

Indication: At least one basal cell located on the body.

Study Specifics: For men and women, age 18+. 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


For Males/Females 16 years and older

Indication: Moderate to severe acne

Study Specifics: Evaluating the safety and efficacy of Ameluz and BF-RhodoLED in the treatment of moderate to severe acne

Duration: 6 months

Compensation: $700

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*Please note: Free in-person consultations are available with Leysin Fletcher, PA-C, while all consultations with Drs. Goldman, Butterwick, Groff, Fabi, Wu, Boen, Loyal, and medical aesthetician Farzaneh Momeni-Salami are subject to a $250 fee that will be applied towards your treatment. Promotions are not available with Dr. Goldman. We do not accept insurance for any of our procedures. Any questions – feel free to call us at 858.943.2113.