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No two faces are alike and no one dermatological plan fits all skin types. Patients of color face a unique set of dermatological challenges, especially those with richly pigmented skin. Dr. Cheryl Burgess in Washington, DC, understands that caring for patients with skin of color can be delicate and complex and these patients deserve an expert who can and will customize treatment to their specific needs.
Dr. Burgess is a board-certified dermatologist with years of experience developing dermatology plans that suit the unique needs of patients of color.
She has authored chapters for numerous medical textbooks, including Cosmetic Products in Dermatology for Skin of Color and Special Considerations in African-American Skin in Cosmetic Dermatology in Skin of Color but more importantly—she’s spent years working one-on-one with patients of all ethnicities and skin types.
Dr. Burgess works closely with each patient to understand their skincare goals and how to achieve the best. The field of dermatology has grown by leaps and bounds in recent years, especially when it comes to caring for patients of color. Dr. Burgess’ office is equipped with state-of-the-art equipment and she and her team are trained in most contemporary skincare solutions. Solutions that were once more effective with patients of lighter pigment, such as laser hair removal, can now be done safely and effectively with patients of a variety of pigment types.
Dr. Burgess is one of few dermatologists in the US with the experience necessary to offer culturally sensitive, individualized treatment for patients of color. She believes in the importance of a focused skincare plan tailored to the individual needs and goals of each patient. She’s studied and written about the unique challenges faced by patients of color and she has worked hard to stay on top of the latest developments in the field, especially those used to treat skin of color.
An appointment with Dr. Burgess is the first step in your journey to discovering your healthiest, most radiant skin. Call (202) 955-5757 to schedule an appointment at the Center for Dermatology & Dermatologic Surgery today and learn how Dr. Burgess can help you.