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Miami Dermatology & Laser Research
Clinical Trials Division

The board-certified dermatologists of Miami Dermatology & Laser Research are heavily engaged in clinical research trials, teaching, writing and editing journal articles and textbook chapters.

Jill S. Waibel, MD, FAAD has been an instructor and teaching medical students, residents and fellows and directed educational sessions and programs at national and international meetings, including the American Academy of Dermatology, American Society for Dermatologic Surgery and many more.

Under her direction, the Clinical Trials Division evaluates new and emerging technologies, devices, topical and oral medications, skin care products and prescription drugs and other therapies for the treatment and diagnosis of medical and cosmetic skin conditions. MDLR has a dedicated clinical research staff who is actively involved in multiple ongoing studies at any time. The results of these studies are published in peer-reviewed medical journals and presented at national and international meetings by the board-certified dermatologists of MDLR in Miami.

We are very proud that MDLR has been selected as a renowned and trusted clinical research facility by leading pharmaceutical and medical device companies worldwide. Our participation in research enables us to provide our patients with the most advanced care using the newest treatments and latest technologies available. The Clinical Trials Division consists of a team of core members who work to ensure that all clinical trials are conducted in accordance with standards of Good Clinical Practice.

CURRENT CLINICAL TRIALS – VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

The following clinical trials are currently active and accepting patients at our location. If you are interested in becoming part of one of our listed clinical trials, please call our Clinical Trials Division at (305) 279-6060.

ELEVATED RED SCARS

Subjects must be between 18 and 65 years of age, have a new raised, red scar that is less than 4 months old and are willing to adhere to the treatment and follow-up schedule.

TOTAL STUDY DURATION: 84 Days

TOTAL NUMBER OF VISITS: 5 Visits

SURGICAL BREAST SCARS

Subjects between the ages of 18 and 70 who have red breast scars from a surgical procedure.

TOTAL STUDY DURATION: 4 Months (approx.)

TOTAL NUMBER OF VISITS: 4-6 Vists

 

REDNESS FROM ACNE

Subjects between the ages of 18 and 70 who have redness on their face from acne.

TOTAL STUDY DURATION: 4 Months (approx.)

TOTAL NUMBER OF VISITS: 4-6 Visits

 

HAIR LOSS

Males or females between the ages of 20 and 40 who suffer from hair loss on the scalp.

TOTAL STUDY DURATION: 4 Months

TOTAL NUMBER OF VISITS: 5 Visits

 

VAGINAL REJUVENATION

Biological females between the ages of 40 and 70 who are suffering from symptoms of Genitourinary Syndrome of Menopause (GSM), early menopause after breast cancer or vaginal atrophy.

TOTAL STUDY DURATION: 8 Months

TOTAL NUMBER OF VISITS: 5 Visits

 

PSORIASIS PATIENTS

Patients who are at least 18 years of age who have either started on a biologic or switched to a new biologic within the past 12 months. This is only a registry to help capture data of psoriasis patients.

TOTAL STUDY DURATION: 1 Visit Every 5-6 Months

PATIENT STIPEND: $25 Amex Gift Card Per Visit

DOUBLE CHIN

Male or females who are at least 30 years old who have mild to moderate fat underneath their chin. Subjects will be compensated up to $550 for their participation.

TOTAL STUDY DURATION: 7 Months

TOTAL NUMBER OF VISITS: 7 Visits

 

EXCESSIVE SWEATING

Subjects who are at least 18 years of age who suffer from excessive sweating in the groin area, back or chest.

TOTAL STUDY DURATION: 6-12 Months

TOTAL NUMBER OF VISITS: 4-5 Visits

Moderate-Severe Facial Wrinkles

We need patients with moderate-severe facial wrinkles for a clinical trail. Initial eligibility criteria:

  • No Active Smoker
  • 40-70 Years Old
  • No Clotting/Bleeding Disorders
  • Able to come for day 7, 30, 60 and 90 follow-up visits

Each subject will have two treatments – one at baseline and one at day 60.

Hypertrophic/Elevated Scars

We are looking for volunteers ages 18-65 for an IRB-approved trial that will treat new hypertrophic/elevated scars. The scar must be 120 days old or less. The study duration will be 84 days from start to finish and consist of 5 in-office visits and applying a cream at home twice daily to the scar for 12 weeks. Patients will not be compensated but will receive treatment at no cost.

Breast Scars

We need participants for an IRB-approved study that will be testing the efficacy of a next generation laser. Subjects have to be between 18-70 years of age, have post-surgical breast scars and be willing to adhere to the treatment and follow-up schedule. The study will consist of three total laser treatments and one subsequent follow-up visit. The total study duration from start to finish is approximately 4 months. Patients will not be compensated but will receive treatment at no cost.

Post-Inflammatory Erythema (Redness) From Acne

We need participants for an IRB-approved study that will be testing the efficacy of a next generation laser. Subjects have to be between 18-70 years of age, have post-inflammatory erythema (redness) from acne, and be willing to adhere to the treatment and follow-up schedule. The study will consist of three total treatments and one subsequent follow-up visit. The total study duration from start to finish is approximately 4 months. Patients will not be compensated but will receive treatment at no cost.

Facial Wrinkles

We are looking for volunteers to participate in an IRB-approved facial laser resurfacing trial. Patients must have deep facial wrinkles, be between the ages of 21 and 65.  The study will consist of one laser resurfacing treatment and three subsequent follow-up visits. Study subjects will be required to use a topical cream at home for 7 days post-treatment. Patients will not be compensated but will receive treatment at no cost.

We have 2-3 other clinical trials that also treat facial wrinkles, please call the office for more details.

 

Here at Miami Dermatology & Laser Research, we have a robust, unique clinical trial company. We offer innovative, cutting-edge research trials- in some cases patients receive treatment free of charge or even are paid for their participation. We draw from our extensive database to provide our patients with the opportunity to participate in some of the most ground-breaking drug and device trials. Although we do these treatments in house, we have no control over the treatment/visit schedule, payments, or changes to the study course- these are all determined and controlled by the sponsoring company, Investigational Review Board (IRB), and FDA. Miami Dermatology & Laser Research will communicate everything to the patient but is not responsible for the study details or the changing needs of the company which may alter the above items. We want our patients to continue to have outstanding service and care while being some of the first patients in the world to have access to new and exciting medical and cosmetic therapies.

 

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