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.

Submental Fat Reduction/Double Chin

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: 12Months/ 9Visits to Clinic/ 2 Visits to nearby MRI Center

Compensation: Up to $650


Healthy Males/Females 22 Years and Older

Concern :
Midface volume deficiency

Study Specifics:
To evaluate the safety and effectiveness
of RHA4 filler when compared to Voluma in the treatment of midface volume deficiency

Up to 16 months

Up to $705


Healthy Males/Females 18 years and older

Concern: Vitiligo

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


For Males/Females 16 years and older for acne and 18 years and older for acne scars

Concern: Moderate facial acne or acne scars for all skin types

Study Specifics: Investigational laser aimed for treatment of acne and comparison of FDA approved lasers for acne scars

Duration: 8-16 Months

Compensation: Yes

Sun Damage

Observational Study for Healthy Males and Females 21+

Concern: Collecting photodamaged skin samples for observational purposes

Study Specifics: This trial will collect skin samples via Dermtech patch to test genetic changes in the skin from sun damage

Duration: 1 visit

Compensation: $25

Adolescent Plaque Psoriasis

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.

Laser Hair Removal for Red, Grey, Blonde Hair

Female ages 18-70

Concern:Unwanted hair in armpit area

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

Basal Cell Carcinoma

Ages 18 and Older, Male/Female

Concern: 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

Sclerotherapy (Enrolling 2021)

Male/Female 25-70

Concern: Leg veins

Study Specifics: For men and women, age 25-70. This trial uses Sclerotherapy injections to help treat and improve spider veins in both legs.

Duration: 12 weeks (5 visits)

Compensation: $$ Requires payment from subject – $333

Venous Malformations

Healthy Male / Female ages 18-60

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

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)

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

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)

Neck (Platysma) Bands

Male/Female 18 years or older

Concern: For bands present on neck when contracting muscles. For example when smiling or saying “eee”
Study Specifics: This trial will use Botox to improve moderate to severe platysma prominence.
Duration: 4 months (7 visits)
Compensation: Yes


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

Submental Fat Reduction

Healthy Males/Females 18-65 Years Old

Concern :
Visible fat under the chin.

Study Specifics:
To characterize the safety and efficacy of repeated treatment sessions
of 10XB-101 with that of the vehicle control in adult subjects with localized subcutaneous fat in
the submental area.

12 Months (15 Visits)

Compensation: Up to $850

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