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Dr. Cheryl Burgess

Sep 29, 2011 05:20PM ● By Anonymous

Dr. Cheryl Burgess, a board certified dermatologist, is the founder and medical director of the Center for Dermatology and Dermatologic Surgery. She has over 20 years of experience in clinical and cosmetic dermatology, and her colleagues have voted her Top Doctor for 2010 and previous years. She is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Dermatology at Georgetown University and George Washington University in Washington, D.C. and is currently the director of the only accredited and certified Physician Assistant Fellowship Program for Dermatology in the United States.

Dr. Burgess earned her doctorate of medicine degree from Howard University College of Medicine in Washington, D.C., completed an internship in internal medicine and a residency in dermatology at Howard University Hospital. She is a Fellow and member of the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD), the American Society of Dermatologic Surgery (ASDS), and the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery, (AACS). She serves on the Board of Directors for the Women’s Dermatologic and Skin of Color Societies.

Dr. Burgess is a nationally and internationally recognized innovator and authority on advanced technologies in noninvasive aesthetic procedures. She has written, lectured and trained physicians extensively on her patented technique of soft tissue enhancement and injectables fillers and neuromodulators injection techniques before annual conferences of the AAD, ASDS, and the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS). She is also a clinical research investigator, consultant and advisor to Allergan, Inc. (Botox and Juvederm), Sanofi -Aventis (Sculptra), Johnson & Johnson (RoC, Aveeno), Stiefel, Medicis (Restylane and Dysport), Merz, BioForm (Radiesse/Belotero), and BioCosmetic Research Labs (Black Opal Skin Care and Color Cosmetics). She has authored and published articles in numerous scientific peer review journals, to include Dermatologic Surgery, Journal of Drugs in Dermatology, Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, Cosmetic Dermatology, Cutis, and the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology. She has authored and published a peer review textbook, Cosmetic Dermatology (Springer-Verlag).

The Center for Dermatology and Dermatologic Surgery offers medical, cosmetic and surgical procedures as well as acne, anti-aging and skin cancer detection and prevention. They specialize in botulinum toxin (Botox/Dysport), dermal fillers, chemical peels, laser and light based therapies, skin tightening as well as the latest and most innovative therapies in acne and acne scarring. Dr. Burgess and her staff provide services with attention to customer service and meeting the needs of the community. She is featured on the weekly “Ask the Doctor” segment of NBC-WRC Mid-Day News. You may also find articles featuring Dr. Burgess in O Magazine, InStyle, New You, Prevention magazine, Glamour, Essence, Elle, and Washingtonian.

Q: How can I age gracefully?

A: The most important step towards aging gracefully is to begin with daily sun protection from damaging ultraviolet rays. An anti-aging skin care maintenance program should include anti-oxidants and a skin care repair-regimen at bedtime. Noninvasive cosmetic procedures and devices are used to smooth the skin; blend the complexion; and replace the loss of facial volume, while decreasing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles that naturally occur with aging.
— Cheryl M. Burgess, MD, FAAD, Center for Dermatology and Dermatologic Surgery