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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


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


3 Tips to Get the Most Out of Your Lip Injections

May 15, 2019
lip enhancement Chevy Chase MD

Lip injections are one of the most popular cosmetic procedures that we offer patients here at our office. As a fun and temporary way to add volume and definition to your smile, lip injections can help you feel like your sexiest self almost instantly. To make sure that you get the most out of your...  read more


Spring into Spring with Better Skin: 3 Habits to Start Now

April 15, 2019
Skin Care | Chevy Chase, MD

Spring has sprung and even though you may not be spending as much time outside now as you are going to during the summer, there is no better time than now to get into the habit of taking better care of your skin. To help you step into warmer weather with better looking skin, we...  read more


How to Avoid Too Much Sun During Spring Break

March 15, 2019
skin care treatments Chevy Chase, MD

With Spring break just around the corner, you may have big plans to head somewhere warm and soak up some sun. Even though a little Vitamin D can go a long way, too much may leave you with sun damage that will haunt you for years. To make sure that you don’t leave the beach...  read more


Introducing the Sapphire Abrasion

February 15, 2019

It’s always fun for us to introduce new procedures and treatment to our patients. If you suffer from hyperpigmentation, scars, enlarged pores, clogged pores, acne, or fine lines and wrinkles then this article is especially for you. With our new state of the art tool called The Sapphire Abrasion, we can help patients, like you,...  read more