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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


Say What? Learn More About Our Sapphire Microdermabrasion

November 15, 2017
Sapphire Microdermabrasion Chevy Chase, M

A smooth, clear complexion is something everyone wants— especially around the holidays. With holiday cards going out, parties to attend, and photos to post on social media, it’s no wonder that everyone wants to have perfect skin come November. As a popular treatment that we offer here at Chevy Chase Dermatology, microdermabrasion uses gentle exfoliation...  read more


Considering Injectables? 3 Reasons to Choose Dr. Sommerville

October 15, 2017

If you have never had injections like Botox or Juvederm, you may not know exactly what you’re getting yourself into. And although your second cousin twice removed may be offering a killer deal on these injectables, you should think twice before getting them done by anyone who is less than a professional. With years of...  read more


How to Get the Most From Your Juvederm Injections

September 15, 2017
Juvéderm® Chevy Chase, MD

Losing volume in your skin is one of the few downfalls of aging. Luckily, with facial fillers like Juvederm, our staff at Chevy Chase Dermatology can help get rid of fine lines and wrinkles around your mouth and cheeks, and add volume to your cheeks and lips at the same time. To ensure that you...  read more


3 Things to Avoid When Washing Your Face

August 15, 2017
skin care Chevy Chase, MD

If you want a clear, clean complexion washing your face is one of the basic things you should do both morning and night. And although face washing is a basic step in getting clearer skin, not many people know exactly how to do it. To ensure that you are getting the most out of your...  read more


3 Ways to Fight Newborn Irritated Skin

July 15, 2017
medical dermatology

The last thing you want as a parent of a newborn is for them to be uncomfortable in any way, shape, or form. However, because your newborn's skin and body can be extremely delicate, they can break out in a skin rash at just about anything but a nod. If your little one has started...  read more


How to Get Rid of Hyperpigmentation

June 15, 2017
Hyperpigmentation Correction Chevy Chase, MD

Having a little color on your skin is one thing but having hyperpigmentation is a whole other issue. As a skin condition that causes your skin to look red and blotchy without makeup on, hyperpigmentation occurs when the skin produces too much melanin. Luckily, as one of the areas of the skin that we frequently...  read more


Truth or Bust: 3 Ways to Remove a Birthmark

May 15, 2017

Depending on the location of your birthmark, it may be more of an endearing trait that you never want to get rid of than a nuisance. If, however, you have a birthmark in a location that’s more visible, you may jump higher than you ever imagined at the thought of having it removed. With so...  read more


3 Unique Benefits of Kybella

April 15, 2017

Having a double chin isn’t exactly something you want to add to your Tinder or Linkedin profile. However, no matter how fit or skinny you are, a double chin can sneak up on you as you start to age. Luckily, with a new injectable called Kybella, the fat cells under your chin will vanish— leaving...  read more


3 Ways to Cover Up Your Blemished Skin

March 15, 2017

Whether you have a big work event or just a night out planned with friends, nothing can put a damper on your look quite like having a big pimple or blemish on your skin. And although you do have the option to wear a big mask or paper bag over your head, we have some...  read more


Plant Your Feet on the Ground: The Truth Behind Plantar Warts

February 15, 2017

Kids are notorious for being dirty and covered in germs— hence the term, “snotty-nosed kids.” And by constantly being exposed to germs and other children with even more germs, your child is more susceptible to getting things like warts. Warts are caused by the virus called human papillomavirus (HPV) which can easily be transmitted from...  read more