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The Center for Laser Surgery was founded in 1995 by the late Dr. Robert M. Adrian, a world-renowned pioneer in laser medicine. As one of the first practices in the world to incorporate lasers into the treatment of skin disorders, the Center has received international recognition for its contributions to modern laser dermatology. Working closely with laser manufacturers, many of the cosmetic laser technologies and treatments available today were researched, developed, and perfected right here at the Center for Laser Surgery.  Board Certified Dermatologist Dr. Thomas Adrian and the experienced cosmetic providers at the Center continue this tradition of excellence today. A longstanding tradition of outstanding service and extraordinary results places the Center for Laser Surgery as Washington, DC’s leader in dermatology, cosmetic laser surgery, and skin care.

An Indepentent, Dermatologist Owned and Directed Practice

The Center is an independent, physician owned and directed practice.  Dermatology has recently become a new darling of private equity firms which have been purchasing large numbers of practices, typically from retiring dermatologists. These large corporate group practices (Integrated Dermatology, Anne Arundel Dermatology, Forefront Dermatology) are impersonal, high volume practices, where the main focus is the bottom line, and with a sharply diminished regard for physician patient relationships and any sort of personalized service. Some of these corporate groups actually remove physicians from the equation, forcing patients to see a minimally trained physicians assistants instead of Board Certified Dermatologists. At the Center for Laser Surgery, all medical dermatology visits are with practice owner and Board Certified Dermatologist Dr. Thomas Adrian. Whether you choose the Center for Laser Surgery or another dermatology practice, we highly recommend seeking out physician-owned practices, physician directed practices for your dermatologic care.

Our Philosophy

We offer the most advanced evidence-based and clinically proven treatments to our patients. Our patient-centered approach to medical and cosmetic dermatology focuses on collaboration between patient and provider in achieving a patient’s unique desires for treating skin conditions, enhancing beauty, or restoring confidence in one’s appearance.

While we treat plenty of VIPs, we don’t consider ourselves celebrities. We provide the same accessible, affordable, and professional level of care and service to each of our many patients, whom we consider more friends than clients. During our consultations (always complimentary) we listen to patients goals and objectives, and give genuine recommendations and honest assessments of the level of results achievable with our various treatments, technologies and products in a no pressure environment. 

Come experience our difference.

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