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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


Why patients choose laser hair removal

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January 15, 2022

Do you find yourself spending time and money removing unwanted hair on a regular basis? Do you want a more permanent way to reduce or eliminate hair in a targeted area? If you are ready to work with a team of professionals to learn about the ways to address unwanted hair in a permanent way,...  read more


How to reduce excessive sweating, or hyperhidrosis

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December 15, 2021
Young woman with sweat stain on her clothes against grey background

Patients who have hyperhidrosis experience excessive sweating that can not only be uncomfortable, but embarrassing. In fact, many patients who deal with this condition are often seeking solutions. Dr. Margaret Summerville of Chevy Chase Dermatology is committed to providing patients with option to help, allowing individuals to improve their self-confidence with lasting treatments. Understanding hyperhidrosis...  read more


What is a ringworm?

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November 15, 2021

When you hear of “ringworm,” you may believe that there is an actual worm in your skin. However, this is actually not the case. Instead, this is just the name of a fungal infection that affects the skin and can be easily treated after a proper diagnosis. At Chevy Chase Dermatology, we see patients regularly...  read more


Facial redness correction with Dr. Margaret Summerville

October 15, 2021

There are many reasons why a patient might be dealing with facial redness. This may include sun damaged skin, hormonal changes, rosacea, or contact dermatitis. Regardless, patients who are unable to reduce redness on their own with cosmetics or topical products available over-the-counter might consider reaching out to a dermatologist. A dermatologist is a medical...  read more


Warts 101: What you need to know about warts and wart removal

September 15, 2021

Patients with fleshy bumps that develop on the skin may be unsure as to what these growths are. In many cases, with a proper evaluation and diagnosis from Dr. Margaret Summerville of Chevy Chase Dermatology, patients will find that these bumps are actually warts. While the idea of a wart sounds scary, there are ways...  read more


Lip enhancement options for Chevy Chase, MD area patients

August 15, 2021

If your lips are naturally thin and could use some volume, you might think your only option is a lip implant via plastic surgery. However, there are other ways for you to achieve fuller, more voluminous lips—lip enhancement injections. Dr. Margaret Summerville of Chevy Chase Dermatology helps Chevy Chase, MD area patients achieve a more...  read more


Types of birthmarks

July 15, 2021

If you were born with discoloration on the skin, you may have what is called a birthmark. Birthmarks may be present at birth or develop within the first month or so of life. They are noncancerous (benign) and can occur anywhere on the face and body. They vary in size, shape, and color depending on...  read more


Understanding ringworm

June 15, 2021

In terms of contagious skin disease, there are a wide variety that can impact anyone at any time. One of the more common is that of ringworm.  What is ringworm?  If you believe that ringworm is caused by worms, you would be wrong! This condition does not involve worms, and is actually a skin infection...  read more


What is the Sapphire 3 photo abrasion treatment?

May 15, 2021

Patients unhappy with the appearance of their skin will find that there are several treatment options available to them at Chevy Chase Dermatology. This includes state-of-the-art treatments such as the popular Sapphire 3 photo abrasion service with Dr. Margaret Summerville of Chevy Chase, MD. What is the Sapphire 3 photo abrasion treatment? The Sapphire 3...  read more


What are precancerous lesions?

April 15, 2021

By now, most individuals are aware of the dangers of sunbathing and extensive sun exposure without protected skin. The development of pigmented areas or new lesions can often raise concern for patients when it comes to the concepts of skin cancer. Dr. Margaret Summerville of Chevy Chase Dermatology in Chevy Chase, MD can help patients...  read more