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Contouring Specialist

Leon E. Brown, MD

Dermatologist located in Takoma Park, MD

Body contouring refers to an intervention that changes aspects of a person’s shape through methods other than exercise, diet, or toning. Leon Brown M.D., private practice dermatologist in Takoma Park, Maryland helps patients who have maintained or re-attained an ideal body weight, but for whom problem areas remain. There are now options to resolve the problems in some of those areas. Call today to see if you’re a candidate for treatment.

Contouring Q & A

What is body contouring?

Body contouring refers to any procedure that changes the outline or profile of the body. For example, a person undergoing bariatric surgery to accomplish major weight loss for serious health reasons may develop sagging skin and pockets of adipose tissue (body fat) that remains after weight loss occurs. Performed by a plastic surgeon, surgical body contouring procedures include facelifts, breast lifts, and tummy tucks, among others. Liposuction is another of these invasive body contouring processes.

Does Dr. Brown perform body contouring surgery?

As a dermatologist, no, he doesn’t. However, an emerging field in dermatology is non-invasive body contouring. Now there are safe treatment options for those already at or near their ideal weight. There are three main non-invasive body contouring methods, each able to effect changes to the belly and love handles areas of the abdomen. These methods include cryotherapy, ultrasound technology, and Dr. Brown’s choice, tuned laser light therapy.

The principle behind each method is similar. These methods are all intended for patients with little or no weight loss remaining, but who cannot rid adipose tissue through other means. These methods cause minor damage to the fatty adipose tissue so the body flushes it naturally. Cryotherapy does this through cooling the tissue, while ultrasound and laser methods heat tissue to the coagulation point. The heat-based systems, including the WarmSculpting with WarmSculpting with SculpSure body contouring laser used by Dr. Brown, have the added benefit of rejuvenating the collagen and elastin in the treated areas. This regeneration can reduce the appearance of scars, stretch marks and discolorations, giving the treated areas a more youthful appearance.

Does the WarmSculpting with WarmSculpting with SculpSure process have side effects?

The beauty of non-invasive body contouring is that there’s no downtime, the way there is with surgical procedures. Even routine surgery entails risk. WarmSculpting with WarmSculpting with SculpSure treatments are the shortest of the three non-invasive methods, and the WarmSculpting with WarmSculpting with SculpSure laser permits up to four treatment areas simultaneously. Since the laser light is tuned to a specific frequency that is absorbed by adipose tissue, only the target tissue heats during treatment. In rare cases, there may be some absorption by the skin, resulting in symptoms resembling minor sunburn. These pass quickly, within a day or two.

Accepted Insurances

Dr. Brown accepts most insurances. Please contact the office for further insurance information.


Adventist Health
Anthem Blue Cross
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alabama
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Kansas
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan
Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Mexico
Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Rhode Island
Blue Cross Blue Shield of South Carolina
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Tennessee