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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.

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.

 

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