About Our Research

Our physicians are actively involved in investigating the latest treatments for cosmetic and medical skin conditions. Moreover, our state-of-the-art facility and dedicated research team maintain an exceptional record of not only successful study implementation but also patient safety and engagement. If you are interested in participating in one of our clinical trials, or wish to collaborate with our team by sponsoring a research project, please call us at 212-366-5400 or email us at studies@unionderm.com.

Our Research Department is respected for its professional investigation in a broad range of areas, including: technical laser development, topical pharmaceutical products, photodynamic therapy, injectable fillers, and neuromodulators. In addition, we have partnered with various companies to gather consumer preference data on over-the-counter topical products, whether as standalone solutions or in connection with various dermatological procedures.

Centrally located in Union Square, our research department provides an ideal setting for recruiting patients into clinical trials. Moreover, our longstanding relationship with an independent Institutional Review Board enables expeditious reviews of experimental protocols.  Study trials are executed promptly and efficiently with the assistance of our full-time research staff which has extensive experience in protocol development, patient recruitment, photography, and computer imaging. State-of-the-art imaging systems are employed to accurately assess patients and provide optimum research data. We also employ high resolution digital photography that is standardized  to ensure study precision.

If you are a study sponsor or Contract Research Organization interested in collaborating with Union Square Laser Dermatology, please call us at (212) 366-5400, or simply email us at studies@unionderm.com.

1. Clinical Study to Evaluate The Performance of Evoke Radiofrequency Device for Improvement of Skin Appearance
Healthy women aged 35-75 (inclusive) interested in having treatments for facial laxity (looseness) who meet all health criteria will be considered for participation. Participation will last approximately 10 months.
2. Clinical Study to Evaluate the Safety and Efficacy Performance of the Morpheus8 Applicator for the Treatment of Cellulite
Healthy women aged 18-60, inclusive who are interested in cellulite treatments to the back of the thighs, have moderate to severe cellulite to the posterior thighs, and meet all study requirements will be considered. Participation will last up to 14 months and includes 6 visits.
3. A split-face comparative trial of microneedling with fractional radiofrequency vs microneedling alone for treatment of acne scars of the face
Union Square Laser Dermatology is conducting a research study to compare the effectiveness of a FDA-approved microneedling pen versus a FDA-approved microneedling with radiofrequency device for moderate to severe facial acne scarring.  You may qualify if you:  Have moderate to severe facial acne scarring, Have a darker skin tone, Are 18 years of age or older, Can commit to 5-6 visits over a period of 6-7 months. This study will begin in September 2020.

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