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Cosmetic Laser Dermatology is at the forefront of laser and cosmetic surgery research. Our board-certified dermatologists have been a part of over 280 studies since 1974 and are in constant pursuit of advancing the field of cosmetic and laser dermatology.

Eligible participants may receive free treatment and/or additional compensation for their involvement in the full duration of the trial.

Atopic Dermatitis

Atopic dermatitis, also known as eczema, is a chronic inflammatory skin condition characterized by dry, itchy, and inflamed patches of skin. Atopic dermatitis often begins in infancy and can persist into adulthood, impacting quality of life. While the exact cause is unknown, it is believed to result from a combination of genetic, environmental, and immune system factors.

Masseter Muscle Prominence

Masseter muscle prominence refers to the visible bulge on the side of the face, particularly when clenching the jaw, due to the enlargement of the masseter muscle. It is often accentuated in individuals who regularly engage in activities such as chewing gum or grinding their teeth.

Port Wine Stains

Port Wine Stains are congenital, reddish-purplish discolorations on the skin that often resemble port wine in color. These birthmarks are typically present at birth and commonly appear on the face and neck, varying in size as a person ages.

Melasma

Melasma is characterized by brown or gray-brown patches that primarily affect sun-exposed areas such as the face. It’s often triggered by hormonal changes, such as pregnancy or birth control use, and can worsen with sun exposure.

Vitiligo

Vitiligo is a chronic condition that leads to the development of irregular white patches on the skin due to the destruction or malfunction of melanocytes, the pigment-producing cells. These patches can appear anywhere on the body and vary widely in extent and progression.

Abdominal Fat

Abdominal fat refers to the accumulation of fat in the midsection of the body, which can be either subcutaneous or visceral. Excessive abdominal fat is associated with various health risks, including cardiovascular diseases and type 2 diabetes.

Plaque Psoriasis

Plaque Psoriasis is a chronic autoimmune condition that accelerates the life cycle of skin cells, causing them to build up rapidly and form scales and red patches. These patches are often itchy and sometimes painful, commonly appearing on the elbows, knees, and scalp.

Actinic Keratosis

Actinic Keratosis presents as rough, scaly patches on the skin that result from prolonged sun exposure and are often considered precancerous. These patches typically appear on sun-exposed areas like the face, ears, and hands, particularly in older adults.

Acne on the Face

Face acne, commonly known as acne or pimples, is a skin condition that occurs when hair follicles become clogged with oil and dead skin cells. It is a common condition, especially during adolescence, but it can affect people of all ages.

Cysts

Cysts are closed sac-like structures that can be filled with air, fluid, pus, or other materials. They can occur in various tissues of the body and can range in size from microscopic to large masses. Cysts are often non-cancerous (benign), but some cysts may be associated with underlying medical conditions.

Cysts may or may not cause symptoms, depending on their size, location, and whether they become infected. Some cysts may resolve on their own, while others may require medical treatment, such as drainage or surgical removal. In certain cases, a healthcare professional may recommend monitoring the cyst over time to see if it changes or becomes problematic.

 

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

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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.

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Cosmetic Laser Dermatology was recommended to me by my dermatologist. He recommended Dr. Monica Boen. I’m so glad I took his recommendation. Everyone here at Cosmetic Laser Dermatology was super nice and friendly. Very welcoming. I came here for hair removal treatment. I did 4 sessions with Dr. Boen. Dr. Boen made me feel so comfortable and at ease when I talked to her. She explained everything before she did my treatment. I loved that. She was really easy to talk to. I definitely will come back and recommend her and Cosmetic Laser Dermatology to my family and friends.

This office is awesome. My visit today was with Dr. Groff. His bed side manner is so fun and welcoming. He understood my concerns and recommended a treatment plan that I feel was reasonable. I love his staff! They take there time to make sure you understand the treatment and after care. Everyone in the office, from the front desk to the nurses in the back, are so friendly and beautiful. They are very prompt and I trust my care with CLD. I can’t wait for my next visit. See you guys in a few weeks!

“Dr. Sabrina Fabi is genius! Her technique is unlike anyone, her eye is precise, and her kindness and caring manner comes from the depth of her soul. She’s simply brilliant! It’s no wonder people travel the country just to be treated by her.”

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