Clinical Trials

Roseville Facial Plastic Surgery conducts clinical research trials throughout the year. If you would like to be part of current or future clinical trials, please call 916.773.0395 or fill out the contact form on the contact page. We will keep your information on file, and contact you if you meet the eligibility requirements.

Previous Clinical Trials

Dr. Kiener honing in on his skills

Conform Study Clinical Trial

Roseville Facial Plastic Surgery will hold a clinical trial on fractional resection. The study is looking for healthy volunteers who meet all eligibility requirements. Those that meet all study requirements and become participants will receive compensation for their time and contribution to this research effort.

Volunteers must be:

  • At least 18 years of age
  • In good general health
  • A non-smoker
  • Willing and able to comply with protocol requirements

About the Conform Study Clinical Trial

Dr. Sykes perfecting his technique

Our plastic surgery clinical trial will study the effectiveness of a procedure called fractional resection on skin laxity on the facial and chin area. Fractional resection is a procedure that removes small dots (or pixels) of skin using a biopsy punch or automatic devices like the single scaplet system or a follicular unit extraction device. Each extraction device is about the size of a small pen with a small circular blade at the end.

Testing safety and efficiency of rotational fractional resection for neck contouring.

Before the procedure, our physicians will analyze your facial skin and discuss the placement of the extractions with you. Our physicians will make sure that you’re in agreement about the locations of each extraction.

To help with any discomfort, our physicians will use a topical anesthetic, which is applied to the skin, or a local anesthetic, which will be delivered through an injection. After the skin extraction devices have been used, a pair of tweezers or a vacuum device will be used to remove the skin pixels.

We hope to understand whether strategic tissue removal using fractional resection will reshape the skin while leaving minimal scarring.  This plastic surgery clinical trial takes about 30 to 45 minutes to complete.

Afterwards, our physicians will give you specific instructions for post-op care. You will also undergo a schedule of in-clinic evaluations after the procedure.

For more information about this or other upcoming clinical trials, contact Roseville Facial Plastic Surgery at 916.773.0395.