Welcome to the online home of the Center for Dermatology and Dermatologic Surgery, The Professional Aesthetic Image Center, P.C. We are proud to provide world-class skin care for residents of Washington, DC, and surrounding communities, as well as those who choose to travel from distant locations to enjoy our superior quality of care and unique services. We offer medical and cosmetic treatment with the oversight of a board-certified dermatologist, for individuals of all ethnicities and skin types.
Nothing can have a more dramatic effect on your appearance than your skin. It is also the largest organ in your body, and subjected to an endless variety of toxins, irritants, and unfavorable conditions. Both cosmetic and medical aspects of skin care are important enough to be the exclusive focus of our practice. Therefore, we have two separate divisions, each tailored to provide the best possible care.
Center for Dermatology and Dermatologic Surgery
Board-certified dermatologist Dr. Cheryl Burgess and her knowledgeable team at the Center for Dermatology and Dermatologic Surgery offer a comprehensive range of surgical and medical dermatological services. We provide cancer screening and treatment, as well as diagnostics and treatment for skin conditions such as eczema, acne, warts, psoriasis, skin allergies, and more.
The Professional Aesthetic Image Center
The Professional Aesthetic Image Center offers a wide variety of cosmetic dermatological services. We are dedicated to personalized skin care and skin rejuvenation techniques. Our amazing team of licensed aestheticians provides evaluation and gentle treatment for aging, sun damage, pigmentation problems, and more. We offer a rejuvenative skin program, appropriate for all types and ethnicities of skin, which is based in science and research and overseen by a board-certified dermatologist.
Dr. Burgess is co-founder of Black Opal, a line of superior skin care products and cosmetics designed specifically for ethnic complexions. Even True Tonecorrect Fade Crème and Even True Tri-Complex Tonecorrect Fade Gel were recently ranked among the “best skin lightening products” by Paula’s Choice, and Black Opal was the only ethnic brand selected. Paula’s Choice is an independent research team that applies strict criteria for purity of ingredients and validity of claims in their analysis.
Center for Dermatology and Dermatologic Surgery/The Professional Aesthetic Image Center is one of the few dermatological practices in the country offering Vanquish. This non-surgical, non-invasive treatment uses safe radio frequency energy to eliminate stubborn deposits of fat around the waistline – with no downtime.
Because you deserve the best
Dr. Cheryl M. Burgess is a widely respected, board-certified dermatologist and key opinion leader who serves as a consultant, advisor, and clinical investigator for companies such as Medicis, Merz, Valeant, and Allergan Inc. She is known as a leader in advanced dermatological techniques, and is frequently consulted by the media, and she appears in a weekly show on NBC-WRC, Washington, DC. Her research has been published in multiple peer-reviewed journals, and she has authored a textbook, and several chapters in other textbooks.
As one of the leading dermatologists nationally and internationally, Dr. Burgess has elevated standards of excellence, which she will not compromise. She is the founder, president, and medical director of Center for Dermatology and Dermatologic Surgery, The Professional Aesthetic Image Center. She holds her assistants, aestheticians, and other staff members to the same elevated standards that she sets for herself and her own work.
Our facilities are designed to be welcoming and comfortable, while adhering to the strictest safety and sanitation standards. They are equipped with state-of-the-art technology, and regularly updated. When you visit our practices, you will benefit from the knowledge and dedication of an amazing team of professionals, as well as the latest advances in medical technology.
Meet Dr. Cheryl Burgess
Dr. Cheryl Burgess is a nationally and internationally recognized innovator and authority on advance technologies in non-invasive aesthetic procedures. read more
They paid close attention to me and all of my questions were answered. Their staff is very friendly and professional. I was very satisfied with my visit. They were helpful and I left feeling encouraged. The office was easy enough to find. I'll definitely be going back I didn't have a bad experience. ~ Anonymous
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Juvéderm® adds VOLUMA® to their line of dermal fillers. The FDA has approved VOLUMA® to add facial volume in chin and cheeks, for a gentle lift and youthful contours. This formulation is infused with lidocaine for a comfortable volumizing experience, and results that last up to 2 years.
Safe and Gentle Laser treatments
Our Aerolase Light Pod Neo has been our primary laser device since opening a second dermatology practice in a neighboring city of our primary office. It is very portable and durable for transportation between offices. It is our. "go-to" device when addressing and treating all skin types in a safe and efficacious manner. The ability for the Aerolase Light Pod Neo to address numerous dermatologic conditions is especially beneficial to our Practice reducing the cost of purchasing many laser and light devices for the task of acne, rosacea and acne scar treatment, pigment reduction and vascular treatment.
5 Star Reviews
Dr. Cheryl Burgess
Everyone here is awesome!
I had a mole that started to really hurt, and I had a relative recently diagnosed with skin cancer. I did the stupid thing and try to diagnose the mole myself. I called the next morning freaked out. They were able to get me an appointment the next morning with one of other ladies.
The women sat me down and kindly went through all my concerns and questions. She had the doctor take a look at the mole as well, and removed it right away. I am a big baby when it comes to pain, but they were extraordinarily kind. I looked like I was about to faint, and they went above and beyond to take care of me. When the results came in, the Doc called me personally to let me know everything came back in the clear. Again, patient and answering my questions.
Reviewed by Christina F.
I had a fantastic experience with Dr. Burgess this morning. After suffering a bout of major perioral-periorifice dermatitis (read: red, itchy rash all over face and neck), I was referred by Dr. Burgess by the GW Student Health Center. Even though I was not an existing patient, her office gave me an 8:30a time slot for the next morning when I said it was urgent.
The PA was friendly, warm, and attentive, and I saw Dr. Burgess after a brief history with the PA. Dr. Burgess was great - very sweet, reassuring, and direct with her recommendations. I will definitely return if I need dermatological care again.
Dr. Burgess has been providing excellent treatment to me for a heretofore intractable skin condition, which hadn't been helped in the past by four board-certified dermatologists. Under her care, my improvement is rapid and apparent. Dr. Burgess has a wide ranging knowledge of both established and cutting-edge techniques and medications, and tailors treatment to each patient's individual problems and concerns. And she listens. Dr. Burgess was referred to me by two board-certified physicians. And her staff? Gracious, knowledgeable, caring, and patient-focused - always.