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

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Dr. Cheryl Burgess & Staff


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Annapolis, MD 21401 | Directions


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Washington, DC 20037 | Directions

Non-surgical fat removal methods available in Washington, DC area

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When patients in the Washington, DC area begin to think about fat removal methods, the first solution that comes to mind is plastic surgery or liposuction. Liposuction and tummy tucks are common surgical solutions for addressing unwanted areas of fat on the body quickly. However, these options are incredibly invasive. Patients need to be put under general anesthesia, which carries its own series of risks, and the risk of infection is high. Patients also find that these procedures are expensive and require extensive time to for healing and recovery. These concepts alone will keep many patients from considering fat removal methods such as these and instead feel as though they have to live with the fat on their body that makes them unhappy. Patients who have tried diet and exercise may find that certain fat deposits on the body are stubborn and resistant to any attempt to address them naturally. Dr. Cheryl Burgess, a board certified dermatologist, may suggest a solution known as Vanquish.

before and after safe fat removal with vanquish from dermatologist in washington case 3Vanquish is a fat removal method that is non-invasive. It does not require downtime and recovery, patients do not need anesthetics, and the device used to emit radiofrequency energy doesn’t even touch the body. While this may sound like a device from the future, it isn’t, it’s a device readily available to patients at the Center for Dermatology and Dermatologic Surgery!

Vanquish uses radiofrequency energy to heat and break down fat deposits on the targeted area, allowing the body’s own lymphatic system to naturally flush them out over several weeks and reduce the amount of fat in the treatment area. It does not provide immediate results, but rather a gradual reduction, which is more natural. Treatment is painless as patients only feel the sensation of heat from the panels, which are above the body, never touching the skin. Many patients are amazed at the results they can achieve with Vanquish and find it to be a wonderful method of fat removal that can reduce the waistline an inch or two without the need for invasive surgery.

If you live in or around the Annapolis or Washington, DC area and want to learn more about Vanquish, contact Dr. Cheryl Burgess today to book a consultation appointment.

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