Current Clinical Research Trials at CDCRI in San Diego

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California Dermatology and Clinical Research Center in San Diego offers Dermatology Clinical Research studies for those suffering from skin issues. We have a friendly and helpful staff along with cutting edge equipment to provide the latest and greatest treatments for a variety of dermatological ailments. Below you can find a list of all current studies running at CDCRI in San Diego. If you are interested in joining a dermatology clinical research study, contact us today!

Clinical Research for Cellulite Using Injection Treatment

We are getting serious about cellulite. We don’t even call it that anymore. It’s called edematous fibrosclerotic panniculopathy, but let's stick to cellulite to make it easy. We are conducting an FDA-sanctioned study of cellulite using injections of what we expect will become a prescription treatment for cellulite. In order to qualify, you must have significant cellulite of your buttocks. The study lasts about 3 months and you will visit the office 5 times during that period. The treatment includes injections into the cellulite dimples by our board-certified dermatologists.

IMPORTANT: This is NOT mesotherapy. Participants will receive an investigational product made to pharmaceutical standards and that is intended to eventually become a medical therapy provided by doctors. There are no costs to you to participate. No health insurance is required, and you will receive compensation for the time you spend coming to the office. Call or click today to find out more or make an appointment to have your cellulite evaluated. Hurry, this one will be popular!

Clinical Research Study for Facial Vitiligo

We are excited to announce a new study in the badly needed area of vitiligo treatment. This is a study of a topical JAK Inhibitor solution. (Click here to learn more about JAK inhibitors.) All qualified participants receive the active product for up to 24 weeks. In order to qualify, you must have vitiligo of the face that is recently active (new pigmentation loss or new repigmentation). We have only a limited number of open spots for this exciting trial so act quickly if you are interested. As with all our studies, you do NOT need insurance and you will receive monetary compensation for your time and trouble.


This a phase 3 (final phase) study of an oral medication to treat eczema.  Once this study is completed, the data will be sent to the FDA to review and potentially approve this product.  It compares two doses of the medication against a placebo and runs for 3 months.  At the end of 3 months, participants will be offered an opportunity to receive the actual medication for an additional TWO YEARS.  Like always, all visits, tests and medications are provided without charge and payments are made to you for each visit.

Clinical Research Study for Alopecia Areata Treatment

This is a study for patients who have had alopecia areata for at least 6 months. The study is comparing two strengths of a topical solution which slows down the specific part of the immune system that may be overactive in the scalp of patients with alopecia areata. The study is about 6 months long and if selected, you would be randomly assigned the lower strength solution, the higher strength solution or a placebo solution to apply to the scalp twice a day. There are 11 visits to the clinic over the course of 6 months. In order to qualify, you must have at least 1/3rd of your scalp affected by alopecia areata. Compensation for time and travel is provided at $75 per visit. This represents an excellent opportunity to treat a very challenging condition. If you have alopecia areata, you could contact us to learn more about this and future studies for this life-altering condition.


This is a study for patients who have a few stubborn psoriasis plaques.  The treatment uses light treatments (that you do at home) and patches attached to the psoriasis areas.  No systemic medications are used.  There are 5 treatment visits over about 6 weeks then several follow up visits in the months afterward.  Compensation for your time and travel costs are provided at $50 per visit. ONLY A FEW POSITIONS LEFT. CALL NOW TO RESERVE A SPOT!

Clinical Research Study for Scalp Psoriasis

For those of you who are most bothered by psoriasis in your scalp, we have a study starting soon.  We are comparing an already FDA-approved product to a new generic version of the medication and to a placebo.  To qualify, you must have psoriasis of your scalp and be willing to use only the medication we provide for your scalp.  There are only three visits to the office and 6 out of every 7 patients who enroll will receive an active medication.  As usual, compensation will be provided for each visit.

Clinical Research Study for Itching due to Atopic Dermatitis/Eczema

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Contact CDCRI for more information on Clinical Research Studies

Are you interested in getting cutting edge treatment for skin issues and rashes? California Dermatology and Clinical Research Institute in San Diego offers treatment for a variety of ailments. If you are interested in participating in a dermatology research trial, please fill out the form below, or contact us today!

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