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Choosing the Right Sunscreen for Your Skin Type

February 15, 2016

Everyone should lather up with sunscreen when hitting the beach or the pool, but did you know that it is equally as important to wear a sunscreen every day? Although you might not realize it, by even walking outside or sitting in the car, you are exposing your skin to the sun’s harsh elements. Gear...  read more

Dr. Margaret Sommerville, a Chevy Chase Cosmetic Dermatologist on Why Everyone Should Consider Using These Skincare Products

February 12, 2016

WHY EVERYONE SHOULD CONSIDER USING THESE SKINCARE PRODUCTS PRESCRIPTION-STRENGTH RETINOIDS, SUCH AS RETIN A, REFISSA, RENOVA: Consider these a foundation of any well-designed anti-aging skincare protocol. Why? Because research has demonstrated that consistent use of these vitamin A derivatives, creates a substantial layer of new collagen in the skin, which corresponds to a statistically significant...  read more

Microdermabrasion: The Basics

January 15, 2016

Microdermabrasion is a safe and effective technique used to improve the appearance of your skin. Specifically, microdermabrasion can help treat the appearance of: Patches of dark skin Stretch marks Fine lines and wrinkles Acne and acne scars Age spots Black heads Suitable for all skin types, this painless procedure is a good alternative to other...  read more

Understanding Rosacea: The Signs, Symptoms and Treatment

December 15, 2015

Rosacea (pronounced "roh-ZAY-sha") is a skin condition that looks like red, acne-type marks on the face and may result in cysts and nose enlargement. For people with rosacea, the emotional effects can sometimes be more difficult to handle than the physical ones, such as low self-confidence and the tendency to avoid social situations. Recognizing Rosacea...  read more

Melanoma is the most common form of cancer in young adults.

November 18, 2015

Once considered a cancer primarily affecting middle-aged and older adults, melanoma is rising dramatically in the young. A recent study of young people from the Roswell Park Cancer Institute  (RPCI) in Buffalo, New York, found that melanoma incidence in children, adolescents and young adults has increased by more than 250 percent since 1973! Melanoma is the...  read more

Three Secrets to Aging Gracefully

November 15, 2015

Time is a funny thing. Remember when you were a kid, and you couldn't wait until your next birthday? Fast forward 15 or 20 years, and here you are—not exactly welcoming each additional year. And with age we find ourselves increasingly more interested in how to look younger. You can’t stop aging, and there are...  read more

‘Tis the Season for Cosmetic Procedures: Why Winter Can Be a Great Time for Treatment

November 15, 2015

You don’t need to wait for a specific time of the year for a cosmetic procedure, but as we approach colder months, you might want to consider the benefits of treatment during the winter. Winter is a great time in particular for procedures that use a laser, including resurfacing, hair removal, surgery, and spider vein...  read more

Free Fire & Ice Facial With Botox Cosmetic Treatment!

October 22, 2015

Featured on the Doctor's Show, Access Hollywood, and named by InStyle magazine the "Celebrity Facial of the Year", Fire and Ice Facial is also known as iS Clinical Innovative Facial or Red Carpet Facial due to its popularity among those attending major Hollywood events such as the Oscar' Show. Fire & Ice Facial is much...  read more

Dealing with Skin Cancer

October 15, 2015

Skin cancer is the most common form of human cancer. Why? Because it is mainly caused by exposure to the sun’s untraviolet rays. And, unless you’re a vampire, humans spend lots of time out in the sun. Now that we’ve just finished another summer under the sun, it’s a good time to bone up on...  read more

Say Goodbye to These 5 Bad Habits to Keep Your Skin Glowing

September 15, 2015

Maintaining your skin's health sure is hard; there are just so many skin care products to choose! While this can greatly help in keeping the skin as young-looking as possible, all the effort may turn out to be futile because of some bad habits you are unintentionally making! It’s never too late to stop them...  read more

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