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Welcome to Dr. Sommerville's Blog!

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

Here’s How Lip Enhancements Can Improve Your Wellbeing

February 15, 2024

Lip enhancements have become one of the most popular cosmetic procedures around. The American Association of Plastic Surgeons reports that nearly 1.4 million lip enhancements with injectable materials were performed in 2022 alone. Let’s take a closer look at how lip enhancement can improve your well-being. If you should have any questions, feel free to get in touch....  read more

Understanding the Different Types of Warts and their Removal

January 15, 2024

Warts are a common dermatological condition caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV). They can appear on various parts of the body and come in different forms, often causing discomfort and self-consciousness. Understanding the types of warts and the available wart removal options is crucial for effective management. Different Types of Warts Common Warts Usually, common warts develop...  read more

How BOTOX Can Help Manage Hyperhidrosis (Excessive Sweating)

December 15, 2023

Hyperhidrosis is a health condition characterized by the production of an excessive amount of sweat in specific areas of the body. Excessive sweating is often the result of abnormal nerve signals that stimulate the sweat glands to become hyperactive. This phenomenon typically impacts the palms, soles of the feet, underarms, and even the face. If you...  read more

Identifying the Different Types of Dermatitis

November 15, 2023

Dermatitis is a term used to describe a range of conditions involving skin inflammation. These conditions may cause symptoms such as red rashes, itchiness, and dry skin. They can range from minor to severe but are not contagious. There are many different types of dermatitis, each with its own causes, and, outside of the shared...  read more

Microdermabrasion: Your Path to Great Skin

October 15, 2023

Microdermabrasion is an effective treatment for skin that looks dull, lackluster, or aged —without the concerns of scarring or other adverse side effects. It is a simple and rapid approach to reveal new, healthier skin hidden under dead surface skin. This popular in-office treatment is available at Chevy Chase Dermatology in Chevy Chase, MD, to improve your...  read more

Addressing Myths About Laser Hair Removal

September 15, 2023

Laser hair removal is a powerful skin treatment that provides a more convenient option for addressing body hair. However, even as widespread as this treatment is, there are still a lot of myths that surround it. Almost all of these myths originated decades ago when laser skin treatments were still in development, long before the advanced...  read more

What Causes Rosacea Flare-Ups?

August 15, 2023

Rosacea is a type of skin condition that causes facial redness, swollen bumps, facial burning, visible veins, and more. The cause of rosacea is currently unknown, but we do know that certain things can cause flare-ups to occur. These flare-ups cause heavy symptoms to persist for days, weeks, to even months. Avoiding these flare-ups is an important...  read more

The Truth Behind SPF and Sunscreens

July 15, 2023

Summer is here but summer fun couldn’t be further away if your fun in the sun is being shadowed by questions about sunscreen. What strength do I use? How often do I reapply? What in the world do SPF numbers even mean? If I use SPF 30 and SPF 60, have I just created SPF 90?...  read more

FAQs About Chemical Peels: Your Guide to Fresher Skin

June 15, 2023

Are you looking for healthy, refined skin that glows in the summer sun? If so, chemical peels may be your answer. Many people are using chemical peels to gain youthful-looking skin. In this blog post, we will answer frequently asked questions about this skin-saving treatment. What Are Chemical Peels? Chemical peels work their magic by...  read more

The Best Treatment to Fight Spider Veins

May 15, 2023
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Spider veins can be inconvenient to many as they cause the veins in your legs, thighs, and calves to appear blue or purple in a spider web design. While they may be bothersome to look at, they are mostly harmless and painless.  Why Do I Have Spider Veins? There are many reasons why you could...  read more

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