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Research @ The Esthetic Clinics

Research @ The Esthetic Clinics

The Esthetic Clinics has always been closely associated with top class research. For us, performing & publishing research is not just something we do for the heck of it. For us, It is a way of life. Performing top class research & treating our patients on the basis of evidence based medicine is both a differentiator for us as well as our commitment to our patients. We do not merely use products & devices because they are available, instead we prove that it works or does not and only then use it on and for the benefit of our patients.We proudly state that while laying down the blueprints of our various standardized operating protocols, we were sure of incorporating Evidence Informed Healthcare and Evidence driven tenets as best practices in our way of life here at The Esthetic Clinics.


Clinical & Basic Science Research at The Esthetic Clinics: Research has, and shall always continue to be decorated as the pinnacled pedestal. Dr Debraj Shome & Dr. Rinky Kapoor, clinicians par-excellence and healthcare providers extraordinaire, has been at the helm of affairs in the establishment of a dedicated,channelized, targeted and focused research facility within the realms of The Esthetic Clinics organogram. Research has been integrated horizontally as well as vertically through the various mechanisms run by the organization.The Esthetic Clinics has published more than sixty peer-reviewed top research papers in the top indexed journals of repute across the globe.

We believe in offering our patients quality- piloted and introduce techniques and technologies as solution to many problems through manifold avenues. The results yielded by our research studies are translated into Clinical practice through well curated mechanisms.

This innovative bent of mind culminated in The Esthetic Clinics also inventing cutting edge products like the QR 678 hair growth factor treatment. This research led to the application and grant of the USA patent and Indian Patent for a unique formulation for hair regrowth - called as QR 678 Neo. This has been granted Indian FDA approval and Kuwaiti FDA approval is awaited. Conducting Top Class Complex Clinical Trials in India for Multiple Multinational Pharmaceutical Companies:

To maintain and monitor the standards and workflow of research work happening at the establishment, The Esthetic Clinics has an Institutional Ethics Committee. The Esthetic Clinics Institutional Ethics Committee was approved in 2017 by the Central Drugs Standard Control Organisation(CDSCO) under Directorate General of Health Services, Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Government of India and the Drug Controller General of India, Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Government of India, for conducting conducting Top Class Complex Clinical Trials in India for Multiple Multinational Pharmaceutical Companies for Dermatology, Plastic Surgery, Cosmetic Surgery & Cosmetology. While these are our primary areas of interest, we also promote and promulgate clinical & basic science research in clinical trials in all other specialties of Medicine. This is a one-of-its kind ethical board setup in the private space which has the onus to maintain the regulatory decorum of research activities. We are proud that with our clinical experience, understanding & care of a large number of patients & our strong research background, we are able to drive multiple integrative, collaborative and liaison- driven research activities and projects. This not only benefits our patients, but also benefits pharmaceutical & aesthetic companies to get new and top line drugs, devices, injectables & procedures into India and thus benefits India as a whole.

The Esthetic Clinics is currently participating in two major pharmaceutical industry-sponsored clinical trials on injectable dermal fillers for facial rejuvenation, as a Clinical Research Organization (CRO). We serve as a nodal Site Management Organization (SMO), which is mechanised by highly qualified and experienced Study Coordinators (SCs) and Site Management Associates (SMAs) to help support both principal investigators and sponsors. Bench research to translational bedside research, The Esthetic Clinics provides end-to-end tailor-made and customized consultation services- right from protocol designing, development to aid in Ethical Clearance (DCGI / CDSCO approved certification). This includes Good Clinical Practices (GCP) training and subject recruitment / community mobilization to other logistic requirements and documentation related mandates. We at The Esthetic Clinics believe that Clinical Research Organizations (CRO) necessarily need to have the best clinicians so that the pharmaceutical sponsor can be guided strongly on what would be the best way to carry their study protocols forwards, to achieve their means. In this sense, our clinical team provides a clear & immense differentiator and that is we The Esthetic Clinics is consistently rated amongst the best Clinical Research Organizations in India by industry and pharmaceutical companies.

The list of The Esthetic Clinics recently published research papers:

  • Does taking selfies lead to increased desire to undergo cosmetic surgery. Published in the Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology.
  • Use of Micro-focused ultrasound for skin tightening of Mid and Lower face. Published in the Journal of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Global open.
  • Efficacy of Botulinum Toxin in Treating Asian Indian Patients with Masseter Hypertrophy: A 4-Year Follow-Up Study.Published in the Journal of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Global open.
  • Two different types of botulinum toxins: Is there a difference in efficacy and longevity? Published in the Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology.
  • The Use of Deoxycholic Acid for the Clinical Reduction of Excess Submental Fat in Indian Patients. Journal of drugs in dermatology.
  • Effect of Eyelid Crease Formation on Aesthetic Outcomes post Frontalis Suspension for Unilateral Ptosis.Published in the Journal of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Global open.

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Dr. Debraj Shome

Dr. Debraj Shome is Director and Co founder of The Esthetic Clinics. He has been rated amongst the top surgeons in India by multiple agencies. The Esthetic Clinics patients include many international and national celebrities who prefer to opt for facial cosmetic surgery and facial plastic surgery in Mumbai because The Esthetic Clinics has its headquarters there.



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