WE ARE MOVING!!!

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

Sincerely,
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)


Photodynamic Therapy for the Treatment of Sun-damaged Skin and Actinic Keratoses

Photodynamic Therapy for the Treatment of Sun-damaged Skin and Actinic Keratoses

Photodynamic Therapy for Skin Disease in Washington Area

The team at Braun Dermatology uses a variety of treatments to address sun damage and precancerous skin lesions. While not the only way to address these problems, we achieve excellent results by using photodynamic therapy (PDT).  This treatment selectively kills damaged cells allowing a “fresh start” for your skin. At Braun Dermatology of Washington, DC, and Alexandria, Virginia, our providers can advise patients if they are candidates for photodynamic therapy and explain the benefits it can provide.

Understanding PDT

Photodynamic therapy treatments begin with the application of a “photosensitizing” agent, which is absorbed by sun damaged and precancerous cells. After allowing for a period of time (typically one to two hours) for the medication to be absorbed into the skin cells, a specialized visible light is used to “activate” the medication which selectively kills the damaged cells.  At Braun Dermatology, we use either a blue light, a red light or an intense pulsed light machine.

What are the benefits of photodynamic therapy?

Significant reduction in actinic keratoses, which are precancerous lesions that appear as pink, rough spots.

Effective at treating wrinkles, lines, and textural changes. While medically it addresses precancers, it also provides a cosmetic “boost” to the skin.

Non-invasive, painless, and safe. There is a feeling of heat/stinging during the treatment and initially appears as though there is a sunburn.  There is typically a week of skin recovery after treatment, during which time there is peeling and redness. There are no reports of scarring or persistent redness following PDT treatments. Sunlight must be avoided for 48 hours following treatment.

CALL OUR OFFICE
Washington
New Patients:
202-816-7557
Existing Patients:
202-293-7618
Alexandria
New Patients:
571-449-2555
Existing Patients:
571-302-5377

Request a visit with our team at Braun Dermatology

Whether you are located in Washington, DC, or Alexandria, VA, our team at Braun Dermatology can assist you with a wide range of treatment options in cosmetic and medical dermatology. If you are located in the area and want to speak to our providers about photodynamic therapy or any of the other treatments we offer at our facility, we welcome you to call us for a consultation visit and initial evaluation.

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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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