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Microdermabrasion vs. Chemical Peels: Which is Right for Your Skin?

July 15, 2024

Microdermabrasion and chemical peels are two popular skin treatments that cater to different needs and offer different results. Microdermabrasion uses a gentle abrasive instrument to physically exfoliate the top layer of your skin, removing dead cells and promoting new cell growth. This process is especially good for refreshing your skin’s appearance and texture with minimal discomfort. On the...  read more


Hyperhidrosis Treatments to Sweat Less This Summer

June 15, 2024

Are you tired of constantly battling excessive sweating, especially during the scorching summer months? Hyperhidrosis, or excessive sweating, can be frustrating and embarrassing, but you don't have to suffer in silence. If you have tried making lifestyle changes — such as staying hydrated or wearing loose clothing made from natural fibers — and are not seeing...  read more


Can BOTOX® Cosmetic Prevent Wrinkles?

May 15, 2024

BOTOX® Cosmetic, a treatment derived from a neurotoxin, has become a popular method for addressing facial wrinkles, offering a temporary solution to reduce their appearance. Its effectiveness in smoothing out fine lines has led many to wonder whether the early use of preventative BOTOX® could serve as a defensive measure against the onset of wrinkles. As...  read more


Clinical Skin Care That Works

April 15, 2024

Clinical skin care products are often backed by scientific research and clinical studies. The products and treatments have higher concentrations of the active ingredients that are present in over-the-counter products. Clinical skin care products often, if not always, require a prescription to obtain. Dr. Sommerville at Chevy Chase Dermatology believes that the two most studied and trusted antiaging...  read more


What Is Broadband Light Therapy Used to Treat?

March 15, 2024

As people age, their skin is affected by more than just gravity. Sunspots, redness, and wrinkles can change people’s reflection, and it’s normal to want your original glow back. Broadband light therapy is a way for patients to treat skin that could use a refresher. We’ll examine what it entails and why it’s such a popular treatment....  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
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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


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