Dear Friends and Patients,

We are excited to announce that we will be moving to a new nearby location in the iconic Foxhall Square Building in Washington DC this fall 2022! This office has state of the art equipment and plenty of parking! Our providers will be practicing together in two locations full-time which allows us to offer more options and flexibility for our patients. We value you dearly as a patient and hope that you will come to our new office for all your dermatologic and skin care needs. Our office will continue to provide the best quality care possible and will continue to accept the same insurance plans. We realize that change can be difficult, but we hope to make the transition as smooth as possible for everyone. Our staff will be there to help, and we have included all the details regarding our new location, including address, phone number and fax number highlighted below. It has been a pleasure caring for you and we look forward to seeing you at our new location. Kindly note, the move-in date will be the end of September and we will continue seeing patients at our current location until then. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact us or drop by the office

Braun Dermatology

New Location!
Foxhall Square
3301 New Mexico Ave NW, Suite 301
Washington, DC 20016
Phone: (202) 293-7618
Fax: (202) 775-1772
Hours: (Monday-Thursday 8:00am-4:30pm, Friday 8:00am-3:00pm)
Washington, DC
202-816-7557 (New Patients)
202-293-7618 (Existing Patients)
Alexandria, VA
571-449-2555 (New Patients)
571-302-5377 (Existing Patients)

Warm-up to nonsurgical “fat freezing” with CoolSculpting® treatment in Washington, DC

Warm-up to nonsurgical “fat freezing” with CoolSculpting® treatment in Washington, DC

Coolsculpting Fat Freezing at Braun Dermatology & Skin Cancer Center in Washington DC Area

The makers of CoolSculpting®, Zeltiq Aesthetics, report that this nonsurgical body sculpting treatment was first cleared by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in 2010 to reduce pesky flank fat (or “love handles”). Over the next decade, CoolSculpting® received FDA clearance to remove fat from eight other areas. CoolSculpting® Fat Freezing Treatment in Washington, DC at Braun Dermatology & Skin Cancer Center may be appropriate to treat stubborn fatty pockets, including:

  • Flanks
  • Abdomen
  • Inner and outer thighs
  • Hips
  • Back
  • Underneath the buttocks
  • The submental area underneath the chin
  • The submandibular area along the jawline
  • Upper arms

The above areas of the body tend to stubbornly “hold on” to fat. In turn, it is generally difficult for patients to reduce and firm up those areas with diet and exercise alone. These pockets often arise due to genetic and hormonal factors. So, intervention in the form of nonsurgical “fat freezing” may be in order.

CoolSculpting explained

This technology is well-established. More than 8 million treatment cycles have been performed around the globe since CoolSculpting® was approved more than ten years ago. Additionally, it is based on proven science conducted by doctors at the Harvard University-affiliated Wellman Center for Photomedicine.

Cryolipolysis refers to how fat cells respond to controlled cooling. As cooling is applied to the treatment area via specialized applicators, CoolSculpting® selectively damages fat cells. As those cells are released from targeted areas, they are processed by the liver and broken down and digested by the body’s immune cells – a safe and natural metabolic process. Patients see gradually slimmer contours as fat cells are processed and eliminated.

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Braun Dermatology & Skin Cancer Center patients who have undergone treatment with CoolSculpting® appreciate that the technology is:

  • Well-tolerated – Patients generally describe a temporary tugging sensation, followed by intense cold. Treatment doesn’t require anesthetic, and many patients nap, read, and otherwise relax during their session.
  • Fast – A single treatment session can achieve the desired fat reduction. Treatment can be completed in two to four hours, depending on factors such as the size of the target area.
  • Effective – On average, Zeltiq Aesthetics notes that patients shed 20% to 25% of fat cells within the treatment area after a single session. Further reduction may be accomplished with additional treatment sessions.
  • Sustained – Results get better over time, as damaging and eliminating fat cells is a process. Optimal results may be visible after around six months. Results last because the adult body cannot produce new fat cells. Weight loss methods such as diet and exercise do not destroy fat cells; they only reduce their size.
  • Non-invasive – Since there is nothing to heal from, patients get back to their usual activities right away. Since there is no cutting or sutures, the risks of complications (like scars) are avoided. Side effects are generally limited to temporary redness, tingling, and bruising.

CoolSculpting® is not a substitute for a healthy diet and exercise. Suitable candidates for treatment are within or close to their ideal weight range. Schedule an appointment at Braun Dermatology & Skin Cancer Center. We can determine if you are a candidate for CoolSculpting® or alternative contouring treatments. Call 202-816-7557 to schedule an appointment at the Washington, DC office.

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Braun Dermatology Team

Braun Dermatology & Skin Cancer Center

Dr. Marisa Braun is a board-certified dermatologist and fellowship-trained Mohs surgeon. She graduated from Princeton University, University of Maryland School of Medicine and completed her dermatology residency at George Washington University. She completed her Procedural Dermatology and Mohs Surgery Fellowship at the Medical University of South Carolina.

She is skilled in Mohs Surgery and skin procedures such as excisions, mole and cyst removals as well as cosmetic procedures that include neuromodulators, fillers, and laser procedures.

Dr. Braun is also a prestigious Fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology, Fellow of the American College of Mohs Surgery, member of the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery amongst many others. She is a volunteer faculty member at George Washington University Department of Dermatology.
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Washington, DC
202-816-7557 (New Patients)
202-293-7618 (Existing Patients)
Alexandria, VA
571-449-2555 (New Patients)
571-302-5377 (Existing Patients)

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