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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


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


Abra Cadabra: How to Properly Use Latisse

January 15, 2017

Wouldn’t it be amazing if you could throw away your mascara and magically make more eyelashes appear? Well, that dream can virtually be your reality if you use Latisse. As the only FDA-approved product that is designed to help encourage the natural growth and production of your eyelashes, Latisse is concerned to be a miracle...  read more


Powerful Peppermint: How This Oil Can Help Your Skin

December 15, 2016

With the holiday season in full swing, nothing will make you feel more merry and bright then snuggling up next to a fire with a cup of hot chocolate in hand, and some peppermint oil on your skin. As an all-natural way to soothe your skin and help with dry, itchiness, peppermint oil is also...  read more


Does Your Child Have Ringworm? What You Need to Know

November 15, 2016

If you have a child who participates in sports such as wrestling, running, football, soccer, or basketball, they are likely going to get some sort of ringworm at one point in their life. And although you may think ringworm is something that you can protect your child from ever getting, there are many contributing factors...  read more


Acne 101: Understanding Your Acne

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October 15, 2016

Suffering from acne can not only put a damper on the overall appearance of your skin, but it can also put a damper on how confident you feel about yourself everyday. As one of the ailments that affects teenagers who are going through puberty, acne can make life a bit more difficult for kids. If...  read more