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Lasers are an extremely versatile tool when it comes to treating your skin. They can target specific problem areas, performing deep effective work without compromising healthy tissue. They are instrumental when treating issues such as aging skin, hyperpigmentation and even acne.
Dr. Cheryl Burgess uses lasers for a wide range of dermatology laser treatments for patients in the Washington, DC, area. She can talk you through the benefits of each, helping you determine which approach might be right for you.
Dr. Burgess specializes in a wide variety of treatments, including Fractionated Erbium (Fraxel®), Nd:YAG and Intense Pulsed Light (IPL). Whatever your symptoms or concerns, she’ll be able to put together a treatment plan that’s right for you. At your first appointment, you’ll review your goals, then go over the benefits of each potential treatment. You’ll decide the best approach based on your specific goals, but Dr. Burgess can be your guide and give a steady, expert hand throughout.
These are two different types of lasers used for skin resurfacing. They are safe, FDA-approved and can yield immediate results. These treatments are essentially performed to remove the upper layers of your skin, stimulating the production of collagen and smoothing your skin’s appearance. Because these are more aggressive treatments, patients may need to schedule some downtime.
At your consultation, Dr. Burgess will go over the recovery time needed and any solutions for potential discomfort. She’ll monitor your recovery and help you know what to expect every step of the way.
IPL is an excellent skin resurfacing option for patients looking to reduce downtime. It’s a less aggressive laser treatment but can be equally effective. This treatment takes place over a series of visits, rather than one aggressive visit. You’ll see results slowly over time, but without needing to take time off.
When you are decided between treatments, Dr. Burgess will be your guide, keeping you informed and answering any questions you have. She’ll review the benefits of each treatment and discuss what will be necessary to see the best results.
Together, you’ll determine the best course of treatment. You’ll work as a team to get the results you’re after, always taking your lifestyle needs into account.
Make an appointment for a consultation with Dr. Burgess today by calling the Center for Dermatology and Dermatologic Surgery in Washington, DC, at (202) 955-5757. You’ll discuss your goals and she’ll present the variety of options available to you.