Center for Dermatology and Dermatologic Surgery

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Annapolis, MD 21401 | Directions
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2311 M Street, NW, Suite 504
Washington, DC 20037 | Directions
202-955-5757

Dermatologist in Washington speaks about improvement in skin firmness with tightening treatments

If you have been considering ways to tighten your skin to wipe away fine lines and wrinkles without going under the knife, there are several non-invasive procedures available for patients in the Washington area. Dr. Cheryl Burgess is a board certified dermatologist who understands many patients want skin improvement without plastic surgery, so she offers two popular treatments in her practice, Thermage and Pellevé.

Both of these skin-tightening procedures are used on areas of the body or on the face to provide an anti-aging solution for anyone seeking a non-invasive treatment. Many patients want to know more about each procedure and find out which one is best for them.

Thermage and Pellevé are both effective, FDA-cleared treatments used for skin improvement and rejuvenation. Both treatment options use a hand piece that delivers radiofrequency energy to the deep layers of the skin to trigger the production of new collagen, which tightens and tones the skin while reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

The most noticeable variance between the two is the time necessary for each treatment, and the number of treatment sessions necessary for noticeable improvement. Dr. Cheryl Burgess of the Center for Dermatology and Dermatologic Surgery finds that Pellevé has shorter treatment appointments that can take approximately half the time, but require more sessions overall for the same results as Thermage. In order to determine the best treatment, patients will want to consult with their dermatologist for a recommendation.

Patients who are interested in a non-invasive procedure that can rejuvenate the skin, improve the texture and tone of the face, and can provide skin tightening in just a few months can schedule a consultation appointment with Dr. Cheryl Burgess and the team of the Center for Dermatology and Dermatologic Surgery. Our practice encourages new and existing patients to visit a board certified dermatologist and our team of dermatological professionals to learn about cosmetic and medical dermatology solutions available through our state-of-the-art facility.

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