Center for Dermatology and Dermatologic Surgery

Annapolis

167-W Jennifer Road,
Annapolis, MD 21401 | Directions
410-224-1195

Washington

2311 M Street, NW, Suite 504,
Washington, DC 20037 | Directions
202-955-5757

Body Contouring



The body contours are a common concern for both men and women. Stomach fat, love handles, muffin top, and spare tires are all issues that can cause patients to feel self-conscious about their body. A positive body image can be a big deal and can greatly improve one’s confidence, and this is why Dr. Cheryl Burgess and the team of the Center for Dermatology and Dermatologic Surgery may suggest body contouring procedures such as Vanquish® and PelleFirm® for individuals seeking a less invasive alternative to plastic surgery procedures.

While tummy tucks and liposuction can improve these typical areas of concern, they are often invasive, expensive, and require extensive downtime. This is why our team may suggest new technologies that can break down unwanted fat, allow the body to flush them out naturally, and bring to patients a whole new body contour they can be proud to show off!

Vanquish® is an FDA cleared device that uses special panels that hover over the problem areas and heat the fat tissues underneath with radiofrequency energy. When Vanquish® heats the fat to certain temperature, they begin to rupture and spill lipids which are absorbed or flushed through the body naturally over several weeks. Once patients achieve adulthood, the body no longer creates new fat cells, so the results are permanent when patients maintain a proper diet, exercise levels, and their current weight.

Another way to achieve a better appearance is with the PelleFirm® system. The PelleFirm® system may be recommended more for patients who are interested in skin smoothing and cellulite reduction. Cellulite is a common issue for many women and can be present on the buttocks and thighs. This treatment uses radiofrequency energy as well to firm up these areas and break down the strong connective fibers that result in the development of cellulite. It is a common misconception that excess fat is the reason for developing cellulite, when in fact, it is natural fat pushing through the deeper layers of skin as a result of tight connective bands underneath.

Interested in finding out more about these two treatments? Contact Dr. Cheryl Burgess and her team of professionals today. We recommend booking a consultation appointment and determining if you are a proper candidate for recontouring the body with Vanquish® and/or PelleFirm®.

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Dr. Cheryl M. Burgess
Dr. Cheryl M. Burgess is a board-certified dermatologist who has gained national and international acclaim for her expertise and contributions to the field of dermatology. She founded the Center for Dermatology and Dermatologic Surgery in Washington,
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