Welcome to Chevy Chase Dermatology, LLC, a premier integrated cosmetic and medical skin care center dedicated to meeting the unique skin care needs of our patients with caring, professionalism and unending pursuit of excellence. At Chevy Chase Dermatology, we not only strive to provide our patients with the best possible care but want all of them to feel valued and respected.
Margaret Sommerville, M.D.
Dr. Margaret Sommerville is the founder of Chevy Chase Dermatology and our Medical Director. She is the graduate of the George Washington University Medical School and is board certified by the American Board of Dermatology. Dr. Sommerville draws on over ten years of clinical private practice experience coupled with an avid pursuit of the most current dermatologic knowledge. Her concern for the well-being of her patients is expressed in every facet of their office visit, from the initial consultation to follow-up care.
Dr. Sommerville is an expert in minimally-invasive skin rejuvenation techniques. She is a Fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology as well as a member of the American Society of Cosmetic Dermatology and Aesthetic Surgery and American Society of Cosmetic Laser Surgery. In 2010, for her leadership and achievement in the field of dermatology, Dr. Sommerville was recognized by the International Association of Dermatologists as one of the Leading Physicians of the World.
Dr. Sommerville has been selected as one of “America’s Top Dermatologists” by the Consumers’ Research Council of America. For outstanding contributions to the field of medicine and healthcare, Dr. Sommerville was recognized in July, 2009 by the American Biographical Institute as the "Woman of the Year in Medicine and Healthcare". Her Chevy Chase practice is conveniently located near the Friendship Heights Metro station and is easily accessible from the entire Washington DC metropolitan area including; Bethesda, Potomac, Rockville, Silver Spring in Maryland; as well as Northern Virginia and surrounding areas.
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Botox® Cosmetic Treatment (2 areas)
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This offer cannot be combined with other promotions or discounts, and it does not apply to previously purchased treatments. All treatments must be purchased or reserved by May 15, 2013.
Please call our office at (301) 656-7546 to reserve your appointment.
INTRODUCING VI PEEL
The VI Peel delivers dramatic results with almost no pain and little downtime. It improves the tone and texture of the skin; reduces or eliminates age spots, sun damage and hyperpigmentation, including melasma. What’s more, VI Peel softens fine lines and wrinkles, calms acne, and improves acne scars. It also stimulates the production of collagen. This peel takes approximately 20 minutes to perform. It can be performed on the face as well as the chest, arms, and hands. VI Peel received a prestigious “Best of Show” Award at the 2008 Los Angeles Spa & Resort Expo and Conference and Medical Aesthetics Conference and Expo. It has been featured on the Doctors Show and Extra TV Show. A recent study performed by the International Research Services, Inc. confirmed its safety and efficacy, demonstrating statistically significant improvement in fine lines and wrinkles as well as reduction in melanin content and increase in collagen content.
Just one peel produces noticeable results and visibly radiant skin; however, VI Peel can safely be performed three to four times a year or even once a month, depending on your individual needs, the degree of sun damage, melasma, or acne scarring. Dr. Sommerville will carefully assess your skin and discuss the best treatment plan.
Vi Peel produces a relatively mild stinging sensation which subsides almost immediately. After the peel, your skin will look slightly tan, yellow, or red. On days one and two, the skin will feel tighter with no visible peeling. In most patients, the actual peeling starts on day three post-peel, and is finished by day five. The peeling can be mitigated by aggressive moisturizing of the skin. Makeup can be worn after the peel solution has dried completely (four hours or more after VI Peel). Dr. Sommerville recommends avoiding heavy sweating during the first few days after the peel; however, other normal activities can be resumed immediately. The VI Peel contains a patented synergistic blend of powerful ingredients suitable for all skin types.
Eau Thermale Avene skincare - your answer to dry and sensitive skin
Over 50% of women consider their skin to be sensitive and intolerant to many skincare products. Their concerns may include redness, scaling, tightening, and occasional tingling, or itching. Such symptoms generally worsen in the winter.
Avene Tolerance Extreme products are especially formulated for hypersensitive skin and are preservative-free, fragrance-free, and surfactant-free. These products are produced in a unique, sterile manufacturing process similar to the standards used in a production of injectible medications.
Avene Thermal Spring Water from the Cevennes Mountains in Avene, France, is the key element in all Avene skincare products. Thanks to its 40-year journey through the Cevennes Mountains, Avene Thermal Spring Water acquires a perfectly balanced mineral composition enriched with silicates, magnesium and selenium that help restore skin’s natural balance.
Avene products are ideal for patients whose skin may be irritated from retinoid (Retin A®, Refissa®, Tazorac® or retinol) use. Please stop by our office for a complimentary sample of our favorite Avene moisturizer!
SKIN CANCER, WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW
Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the United States. One in five Americans will develop skin cancer during his or her lifetime.
The American Cancer Society recommends routine professional skin examinations every three years for people ages 20-40 and yearly for anyone over 40. Those with the history of skin cancer or abnormal moles need more frequent skin exams. Dr. Sommerville offers total body skin cancer screening examinations and, when necessary, performs biopsies and removals of suspicious moles and growths right in the office under local anesthesia. Click on Interview with Dr. Sommerville to learn more about your risks and ways to protect yourself from skin cancer.