Recent posts

Welcome to Dr. Sommerville's Blog!

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June 7, 2013

Welcome to my blog! Within this regularly updated feature of my website, I will provide visitors with practice news and specials, as well as information regarding the most recent technological advances and new treatments in Dermatology. I sincerely appreciate you taking the time to visit my new blog. Please check back often to learn about...  read more


Spider vein treatment using sclerotherapy

March 15, 2020

At Chevy Chase Dermatology, we understand how important it is for patients in the area of Chevy Chase, MD to look and feel their best. When spider veins become an aesthetic issue, many men and women turn to Dr. Margaret Summerville and her team to find a solution. Sclerotherapy continues to be the most effective...  read more


Thicken and Lengthen Eyelashes With Latisse

February 14, 2020

Many women who have thin or short eyelashes may use a variety of solutions to give the appearance of thicker, longer lashes, including the use of mascara and fake eyelash extensions. However, with the use of a prescription medication called Latisse, patients can improve the appearance of their eyelashes! What is Latisse? Latisse is a...  read more


How to keep the skin hydrated during the winter months

January 15, 2020
Skin Care

If you live in the area of Chevy Chase, MD and deal with dry, parched winter skin, it’s time to work with a professional to develop an appropriate skincare routine for this season. Dr. Margaret Summerville of Chevy Chase Dermatology educates patients on the importance of switching skincare regimens during the changing seasons to properly...  read more


What is atopic dermatitis?

December 15, 2019
atopic dermatitis

A dermatologist is a professional who can help patients with a wide variety of skin concerns, including medical and cosmetic issues. At Chevy Chase Dermatology, we are committed to helping Chevy Chase, MD area patients obtain the diagnosis and treatment of conditions that are impacting their skin’s health and appearance. One condition that is often...  read more


What Is Ringworm and How Is It Treated?

November 15, 2019

While many people have heard of ringworm, they may not be well aware of what it is and how to treat it. At Chevy Chase Dermatology, Dr. Margaret Summerville is pleased to offer patients a proper diagnosis of their condition and discuss their treatment options. What is ringworm? Ringworm isn’t even caused by a worm....  read more


Eliminate Your Double Chin Without Surgery Using Kybella Injectables

October 15, 2019

Do you avoid photographs because of your double chin? Are you always worried about the excess fat under your chin, and find ways to hide it with turtlenecks? Have you considered plastic surgery to remove this unwanted fat, but have been worried about scarring and cost of treatment? If you reside in the area of...  read more


High to Low: 3 Levels of Exfoliation to Ease You Into Fall

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September 15, 2019

The changing seasons isn’t just the perfect opportunity for you to get a new wardrobe, but it’s also a great chance for you to get better skin. Typically, when we transition from summer to fall, patients experience dry, peeling skin which can be a bit irritating. To get rid of dry skin, exfoliation is key,...  read more


3 Common Skin Problems

August 15, 2019

Your skin is the largest organ on your body and its; also one of the most sensitive. Even though your skin is quick to heal itself after something like a papercut or burn, it is not entirely resilient. Here at our office, we see patients for a wide variety of skin issues. Let’s take a...  read more


Freckle or Sunspot: What's the Difference

July 15, 2019

Summer is all about spending time outside and soaking up the sun. Although a little bit of vitamin D is good for your health, too much sun exposure puts you at risk of developing a variety of things including skin cancer, premature fine lines and wrinkles, sunspots, and freckles. The best thing you can do...  read more


3 Tips for Smooth Skin

June 15, 2019
Skin Care Chevy Chase, MD

If there's one thing that we all want (other than world peace of course) it’s to have smoother, younger, healthier looking skin. With so many things online and so many commercials on TV, it can be overwhelming to know what treatments will give you real results. If it’s just smooth skin that you want, then...  read more