SkinCare Physicians

Clinical Studies Center

SkinCare Research DepartmentSkinCare Research is a division of SkinCare Physicians. Our research facility is world renowned, and through the collaborative efforts of our research group we have helped to advance the field of dermatology, skin surgery, laser and cosmetic surgery. We take great care to insure both scientific integrity and ethical conduct in all clinical trials. The Clinical Studies Center at our Boston dermatology practice is directed by Jeffrey S. Dover MD, Kenneth A. Arndt MD, Michael S. Kaminer MD, and Thomas E. Rohrer MD.

StudiesOur physicians have been performing clinical research in medical, procedural and aesthetic dermatology for over 25 years. In 2000, SkinCare Research was created to formalize these research efforts. Since its inception, we have performed over 30 studies, including investigator initiated, sponsor initiated, FDA monitored, prospective controlled, pilot and full phase III studies.

The study coordinators are Kathy Petrell, Joaninha Depina, Sarah Rizzo, Shachenika Jean and Lise Schmidt. They can be reached at (617) 848-1638. There are also three board certified dermatologists on our research staff who are fellows at SkinCare Physicians, and assist in the direction and implementation of clinical trials.

SkinCare Research follows the guidelines of Good Clinical Practice (GCP) and is proud of its high standards, thorough completion of all clinical trials and research within their time lines, and our well known record of timely publication in first line medical and scientific journals.

Current Clinical Studies

We are currently enrolling for the following :

  1. Thinking of having a tummy tuck? – For a limited time only, our research department at SkinCare Physicians is working with area plastic surgeons to recruit subjects to participate in a study of an investigational device for cosmetic fat reduction. This minimally invasive procedure will occur in the area of fat tissue that will be removed during your scheduled tummy tuck. Learn more.
  2. Male Hair Loss – A hair loss study for men, ages 18-40, who suffer from alopecia, or baldness. Hair loss must include the vertex, or top of the head. The study will last about 12 weeks (85 days) and may involve up to 17 visits. Learn more.
  3. Arnica – A trial to study the effects of oral Arnica on bruising resolution. You must be between the ages of 18-65 and have lighter skin. This study lasts 28 days.

If you or someone you know are interested, please contact SkinCare Research at 617-848-1638.

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SkinCare Physicians®
1244 Boylston Street (Route 9)
Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts 02467

Phone: (617) 731-1600 Fax: (617) 731-1601

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SkinCare Physicians®
1244 Boylston Street (Route 9)
Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts 02467

Phone: (617) 731-1600 Fax: (617) 731-1601

Medical Website Design & Marketing by Etna Interactive

The dermatologists and other medical professionals at SkinCare Physicians specialize in a wide range of dermatology treatments and services, including laser hair removal, laser skin treatment, hair transplant, eyelid surgery, body contouring, psoriasis, skin cancer, BOTOX® Cosmetic, fillers, and Thermage®. From their offices in Chestnut Hill, they serve Boston, Brookline, Cambridge, Newton and Wellesley.