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


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


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

Skin Tightening

Skin Tightening Treatment at Washington, DC, and Annapolis, MD

At the Center for Dermatology and Dermatologic Surgery, Dr. Cheryl Burgess sees many patients from the areas of Annapolis, MD and Washington, DC who are interested in enhancing their body without traditional plastic surgeries. Instead of undergoing invasive, risky surgeries to improve the body, patients now have access to several technologies and devices that can achieve similar results without these types of procedures. Dr. Cheryl Burgess is a board certified dermatologist who is excited to offer many options to her patients including Pelleve®, PelleFirm®, and Ultherapy®.

Pelleve®, PelleFirm®, and Ultehrapy® are two devices that can be utilized in the practice for skin tightening. This in turn improves body contours and can even address problems such as cellulite.

Pelleve® was approved in 2009 by the FDA for reducing the appearance of mild to moderate facial wrinkles. The device emits radiofrequency energy which heats the skin and stimulates the production of collagen to lift and tighten treatment areas immediately with long-term results from collagen remodeling.

PelleFirm® is a new device that also uses radiofrequency energy but is better suited for areas such as the buttocks and thighs. It can tighten the skin while improving conditions such as cellulite, breaking down the fat and connective tissues in the area and smoothing out the skin.

Ultherapy® uses radiofrequency energy to attain the same results but is better suited for larger areas such as around the arms, legs, buttocks, abdomen, etc.

All these radiofrequency devices are safe to use on the body to break down fat and allow the body to naturally flush them out over the course of time. The results? Tighter skin, better body contours, less fine lines and wrinkles, and the reduction of collagen. All without surgery.

Tightening the skin is a common request by patients with skin laxity. By contacting the team of the Center for Dermatology and Dermatologic Surgery, patients can book an appointment with a board certified dermatologist and find out more about the advantages of non-invasive treatments such as Pelleve®, PelleFirm®, and Ultherapy®. Our team takes the time to educate men and women on the benefits they provide and can help in determining the most appropriate based on one’s specific treatment desires.

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