Center for Dermatology and Dermatologic Surgery


167-W Jennifer Road
Annapolis, MD 21401 | Directions


2311 M Street, NW, Suite 504
Washington, DC 20037 | Directions

Washington, DC area patients can enjoy body contouring without surgery

DC area patients can enjoy body contouring without surgery
Body contouring without surgery is becoming a popular treatment for Washington, DC area patients. At the Center for Dermatology and Dermatologic Surgery, Dr. Cheryl Burgess and her team work closely with individuals to provide them with an alternative to plastic surgery. Plastic surgery not only comes with a hefty price tag – it also has a number of concerns including downtime, scarring, healing, and risk of infection. Instead of going “under the knife” to target areas of unwanted fat, our team has a non-invasive solution called Vanquish®.

Vanquish® is a device that has been cleared by the United States Food and Drug Administration as both safe and effective. This treatment utilizes radiofrequency energy to heat fat cells, causing them to rupture and be flushed from the body. This happens over time, so it is important for patients to understand that Vanquish does not provide immediate results. However, the results are permanent, no new fat cells are created in adulthood, which means they are gone for good!

Vanquish® uses panels that are placed above the body. They do not touch the skin at all. Patients state they experience a warming sensation that is comfortable and tolerable during their treatment. They rest on a treatment table while the radiofrequency energy does its job, targeting the fat while leaving the skin and muscles unaffected. Since it is not an invasive procedure, patients can leave the practice and go about their day without interruptions or downtime. Best of all, they can undergo several treatments if desired.

Our board-certified dermatologist, Dr. Cheryl Burgess, can help patients feel better about their bodies with body contouring treatments that eliminate the need for surgery. Washington, DC area patients are welcome to contact the Center for Dermatology and Dermatologic Surgery by calling 202-955-5757 and speaking with our office team. They can schedule a consultation appointment and evaluation to determine which treatment options are right for you and your body!

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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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