Dr. Cho and Dr. Chiang help advance the aesthetics industry through clinical trials. Clinical trials test whether new drugs, new medical devices, or new ways of using established drugs or medical devices are safe and effective.
Overview Clinical Trials
New innovations over the last couple decades have completely transformed the aesthetic arena, and the pace of innovation is accelerating. As with any area of medical science, much of the new knowledge is created through clinical trials. Clinical trials test whether new drugs, new medical devices, or new ways of using established drugs or medical devices are safe and effective. Integrated Aesthetics conducts clinical trials for aesthetic treatments of the face and body. Participants are healthy men and women that are over age 18. Female participants must not intend to conceive during the length of the trial and willing to be on birth control.
We follow international guidelines Good Clinical Practice, an international ethical and scientific quality standard for the design, conduct and performance of clinical trials.
The benefits of participating in a trial depend on the specific trial. Some clinical trials test new drugs or technology, and qualified subjects can participate in treatments that are not available in the commercial market. Subjects that enjoy being on the front wave of innovation may prefer such trials. Other trials test minor variations on established products. These subjects perceive value in receiving treatments with established products.
How it Works
The process starts with a telephone conversation with our research coordinator. You will be given a broad overview of the trial and the time required to participate. If you are interested, the coordinator will also ask you questions to see if you qualify for the trial. If you are interested and you pass the initial screening interview, we will set up an in-person visit so that you can read a detailed informed consent that outlines the potential benefits, risks and schedule of visits and procedures for the trial. You will be given ample time to understand what is being asked and the opportunity to ask any questions. If you would like to participate, we will ask you more detailed questions to make sure you are a good candidate. Once you have agreed and we have confirmed that you qualify as a participant, we will have a series of scheduled visits. Typical trials last for six months to two years.