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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

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

How does Dysport work?

February 14, 2021

Dr. Margaret Summerville of Chevy Chase Dermatology sees patients every day who want to improve their skin’s appearance and health. When patients are interested in reducing the development and appearance of fine lines and wrinkles on the face, they are often ready to consider the advantages of cosmetic injectables. Several types of anti-aging injections are...  read more

Sapphire 3 photo abrasion at Chevy Chase Dermatology

January 5, 2021

Patients curious in ways to achieve healthier skin may think product use at home is the only approach. With Dr. Margaret Summerville and her team at Chevy Chase Dermatology, patients will find that certain treatment services available at dermatology practices can also help in boosting skin health and appearance. Our team of professionals are excited...  read more

What is Latisse and how can it improve my eyelashes?

December 15, 2020

Do you long for luscious, thick, and lengthy eyelashes? Are you tired of applying fake eyelashes and want a more natural appearance to your eyes? If you are interested in learning more about a solution, the team at Chevy Chase Dermatology encourages you to ask Dr. Margaret Summerville about Latisse! How Latisse works Latisse is...  read more

What is Sapphire microdermabrasion?

November 15, 2020

If you are looking for a clearer complexion and improved skin tone, you may feel overwhelmed at the various cosmetic treatments available at Chevy Chase Dermatology. Luckily, Dr. Margaret Summerville and her team of providers are excited to offer solutions that work, including our highly desirable Sapphire microdermabrasion service. What is the Sapphire microdermabrasion treatment?...  read more

How Forever Young BBL (broadband light) treatments can improve the skin

October 15, 2020

The skin of the face is exposed every day to the elements. It is also one of the first places on the body that patients see the signs of aging with the formation of skin laxity and fine lines and wrinkles. But what if we told you that you could reverse aging skin and look...  read more

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