in Chevy Chase, MD
Fractional Laser Resurfacing
As a person ages, their collagen production begins to decline, which leads to a gradual breakdown of the skin's underlying support structure. Daily exposure to the sun's ultraviolet rays and other elements can cause the skin to become discolored and premature wrinkles may start to show.
What is Fractional Laser Resurfacing Used to Treat?
Fractional laser resurfacing eliminates fine wrinkles, acne scars and brown spots as well as tightening and rejuvenating the skin. This innovative treatment method can reverse early signs of facial aging and restore a fresh youthful look to your skin. Most patients say they look five to 10 years younger within one week of the procedure. These effects can last up to one year after treatment as long as good techniques in skin protection and an overall healthy skincare regimen are regularly practiced.
What Our Patients Have to Say
"Fantastic doctor! I had collagen stimulation therapy with amazing results. I was afraid at first, but Dr. Sommerville put me at ease. She answered every question and was very patient with me. She is so easy to talk to!"
EAU THERMALE Avene Skincare
Over 50% of women consider their skin to be sensitive and intolerant to many skincare products. Their concerns may include redness, scaling, tightening, and occasional tingling, or itching. Such symptoms generally worsen in the winter.
What is Avene Skincare?
Avene Tolerance Extreme products are specially formulated for hypersensitive skin and are preservative-free, fragrance-free, and surfactant-free. These products are produced in a unique, sterile manufacturing process similar to the standards used in the production of injectable medications.
Avene Thermal Spring Water from the Cevennes Mountains in Avene, France, is the key element in all Avene skincare products. Thanks to its 40-year journey through the Cevennes Mountains, Avene Thermal Spring Water acquires a perfectly balanced mineral composition enriched with silicates, magnesium and selenium that help restore skin’s natural balance.
Who is a Candidate for Avene Skincare?
Avene products are ideal for patients whose skin may be irritated from retinoid (Retin A®, Refissa®, Tazorac® or retinol) use. Please stop by our office for a complimentary sample of our favorite Avene moisturizer!