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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

The Anti-aging Benefits of Restylane® Injections

March 15, 2023
Beautiful girl with curled tail on her head

Restylane® is an ideal anti-aging solution for those who want to look more youthful without undergoing surgery or taking medications that can have potentially serious side effects. With its natural properties and long-lasting effects, it has become one of the more popular non-surgical solutions available today. What Is Restylane®? Restylane® is a biodegradable dermal filler...  read more

What Is Sapphire® Microdermabrasion?

February 14, 2023

If you are seeking rejuvenation of the skin that leaves it soft, supple, and youthful, you are not the only one to approach Dr. Margaret Summerville of Chevy Chase Dermatology to find an affordable and reliable solution. One treatment that might be recommended for exfoliating the skin is the Sapphire® microdermabrasion service. What Is Sapphire®...  read more

What Are the Various Types of Birthmarks?

January 15, 2023
The mole on the girl's face closeup

There are different types of birthmarks that can occur in an individual. They may affect skin color or texture at the time of birth itself, or they can appear anytime during a person's life. Some of the most common types of birthmarks include café au lait spots, moles and hemangiomas. Dr. Margaret Summerville of Chevy...  read more

Using Broadband Light Treatments to Enhance Skin Texture and Tone

December 15, 2022
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At Chevy Chase Dermatology, Dr. Margaret Summerville and her team in Chevy Chase, MD, offer BBL treatments to improve the appearance of your skin. BBL, or "broadband light," is a variety of light therapy that targets issues on the skin, including sun damage, uneven skin tone, and fine lines and wrinkles. Many patients turn to...  read more

Frequently asked questions about the Sapphire 3® Photo Abrasion treatment

November 15, 2022
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The Sapphire 3® Photo Abrasion treatment is a new, cutting-edge skin resurfacing treatment that can help improve the overall appearance of your skin. This treatment uses a combination of sapphire granules, red monochromatic light therapy, and blue LED lights to exfoliate the top layer of your skin, revealing smoother, healthier skin underneath. The Sapphire 3®...  read more

How does SkinTyte® work to reduce skin laxity and the early signs of aging?

October 15, 2022

SkinTyte® is a skin tightening treatment that uses a combination of broadband light energy to heat deep within the skin. This energy helps to increase natural collagen production, which in turn leads to firmer, smoother, and more youthful-looking skin. SkinTyte® can be used on various areas of the body, including the face, neck, abdomen, and...  read more

Schedule your skin cancer screening during Stand Up to Cancer Day!

September 15, 2022

Skin cancer is the most common variety of cancer, and it can be deadly if not detected early. A skin cancer screening can help catch skin cancer in its early stages when it is most treatable. Dr. Margaret Summerville of Chevy Chase Dermatology in Chevy Chase, MD, is available to help new and returning patients...  read more

Understanding skin tags

August 15, 2022
Woman with birthmark on her back, skin tags removal

At Chevy Chase Dermatology, Dr. Margaret Summerville and her team work with patients in the Chevy Chase, MD area with a wide range of medical and cosmetic dermatology needs. This includes questions about skin tags and other growths on the skin. Skin tags are common and can be removed with the assistance of a professional....  read more

The best treatment for spider and varicose veins

July 15, 2022
Young girl relaxing at home

Sclerotherapy is a medical procedure used to treat varicose veins and spider veins. A sclerosing agent is injected into the vein, causing it to scar and collapse. The treated vein then fades away, and blood is redirected to more significant, healthier leg veins. Dr. Margaret Summerville of Chevy Chase Dermatology in Chevy Chase, MD, can...  read more

Understanding allergic contact dermatitis

June 15, 2022
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The development of a rash, along with itching and redness, may be an indication of an allergic reaction. A common type of rash is known as allergic contact dermatitis and may require the assistance of a medical professional such as a dermatologist to resolve. Dr. Margaret Summerville and her team in Chevy Chase, MD can...  read more

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