Medical Dermatology

What you need to know about precancerous lesions

August 15, 2020

Our team at Chevy Chase Dermatology educates patients on the concerns that arise with skin cancer. Skin cancer is a serious condition that can be deadly, but with early detection and treatment, many patients are able to survive skin cancer. This is why regular skin cancer screenings are vital to managing this diagnosis. However, there...  read more


What is atopic dermatitis?

December 15, 2019
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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


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


What Makes Us Unique

April 15, 2018
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With so many spas offering cosmetic procedures like micro needling, microdermabrasion, and Botox it can seem like there’s practically one around every corner, which can make choosing a spa to go to feel overwhelming. Here at Chevy Chase Dermatology, we pride ourselves on being unique, which we feel, makes us a better choice. But how...  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


Is it sensitive skin, or is it allergy? Cosmetic dermatologist’s perspective from Washington, DC area, Bethesda, and Chevy Chase

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January 18, 2011

Over 50% of women consider their skin to be sensitive and intolerant to many skincare products.  Their symptoms may include redness, scaling, tightening, and occasional tingling, or itching.  It does not help that cosmetics are some ofthe least regulated consumer products on the market.  Our cosmetic industry uses over 12,000 chemical ingredients in personal care products-the...  read more