Dear valued patients,
We are happy to inform you that we are now geared to provide you with a safe and worry-free dermatology experience despite the Coronavirus situation. Another step we have taken in this regard is to have all our staff members vaccinated for COVID-19. Vaccination is one of the main steps we can take to contain the spread of the virus, thereby ensuring the health and safety of our patients and staff.

Both our offices are now fully opened for business and are equipped with WiFi. We have made these additions to make your experience at our office more pleasant, comfortable, and convenient. Please note we are still shipping skincare products and order requests can be made via

For other questions and appointment requests, please call 202 955 5757

Be safe!
Dr. Cheryl Burgess & Staff

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Washington, DC 20037 | Directions

Welcome to Center for Dermatology and Dermatologic Surgery

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.

Complete Care

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 highly respected, Board-certified dermatologist and key opinion leader who serves as a consultant, advisor, and clinical investigator for companies such as, Merz, and Allergan Inc. She is known as a leader in advanced dermatological techniques, and is frequently consulted by the media. 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.

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