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

Text Information



167 Jennifer Rd, Suite W
Annapolis, MD 21401 | Directions


2311 M St. NW, Suite. 504
Washington, DC 20037 | Directions


IPL Treatment at Washington, DC, and Annapolis, MD

At the Center for Dermatology and Dermatologic Surgery, many patients are interested in learning about technologically advanced procedures such as intense pulsed light treatments. Intense pulsed light, also referred to as IPL is a safe and effective way for patients to enjoy skin rejuvenation and enhancement. Intense pulsed light is a specialized treatment that can be used on all parts of the face and body, including the neck, chest, arms, legs, hands, and even the back to improve a myriad of conditions including:

  • Large pore size
  • Active acne
  • Acne scarring
  • Facial redness
  • Brown spots/age spots
  • Sun spots
  • Broken capillaries
  • Poorly textured skin
  • Fine lines and wrinkles

Transforming the skin from dull to dramatic is simple with the use of intense pulsed light. A specialized device that emits intense pulsed light is used on the treatment area at a certain wavelength and strength for optimum results. The procedure is performed by a board certified dermatologist, Dr. Cheryl Burgess, at the Center for Dermatology and Dermatologic Surgery. Dr. Cheryl Burgess performs the procedure for optimum safety and results.

Intense pulsed light requires no downtime, unlike other treatments that need time to heal. Some laser services, as well as chemical peels, may require patients to step back from certain daily activities or social situations because of the effect they have on the skin, but intense pulsed light therapies can stimulate collagen production and skin cell turnover faster without this necessary time away from work and play.

Annapolis and Washington, DC area patients who are interested in finding out more about intense pulsed light treatments are welcome to book a consultation visit with Dr. Cheryl Burgess and her team of professionals at the Center for Dermatology and Dermatologic Surgery. She is used to working with men and women who are seeking non-invasive ways of enhancing their skin and rejuvenating their appearance without the expense or risks associated with surgical treatments available with a plastic surgeon. A simple consultation appointment may point patients in the right direction to find out what service is best for their specific needs and is conservative enough for reduced downtime.

Related Articles

Meet Dr. Burgess
Meet Dr. Cheryl M. Burgess board-certified dermatologist serve near Washington, DC and Annapolis, MD areas
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,
Dr. Cheryl M. Burgess has been awarded many times as a top doctor
Get serious about your skin care with Dr. Burgess

Happy Patients Gallery

Happy Patients of Center for Dermatology and Dermatologic Surgery in Washington, DC and Annapolis, MD