Patient Education

Our team of professionals and staff believe that informed patients are better equipped to make decisions regarding their health and well-being. For your personal use, we have created an extensive patient library covering an array of educational topics, which can be found on the side of each page. Browse through these diagnoses and treatments to learn more about topics of interest to you.

As always, you can contact our office to answer any questions or concerns.

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Patient Education
...As always, you can contact our office to answer any questions or concerns...

Patient Privacy
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Contact Us
We encourage you to contact us whenever you have an interest or concerns...

Fraxel Laser
...If you are noticing any pimple-like breakouts, again do NOT pick or pop! If the Fraxel came into direct contact with any debris lurking in a pore, your body's healing process has expedited the cleansing process and pushing out the clog now...

Red Spots
... Avoid swimming and contact sports while the bruising/red discoloration is present Avoid rubbing or pressure (caused by clothing) on the treated areas...

Skin Cancer
..." Checking your skin monthly and contacting your dermatologist if you notice any changes...

Dermal Fillers
...If you're ready to experience the benefits of BELOTERO BALANCE Dermal Filler for yourself, contact Toerge Dermatology...

SculpSure
...If you believe SculpSure® may be right for you, contact us today to schedule a consultation...

Fillers (Belotero, Restylane, Juvederm, Radiesse)
...If you're ready to experience the benefits of BELOTERO BALANCE Dermal Filler for yourself, contact Toerge Dermatology...

PRP for Hair Restoration
...Nevertheless, immediately contact your treating physician for a professional opinion about side effects...

Plasma Pen
...   Plasma Pen Pre-Treatment Guidelines: Avoid sun tanning and sunbeds for 4-6 weeks before your treatment Please let us know if you have had other treatments to the area for 3-4 weeks prior to your Plasma Pen treatment, this includes laser therapies, chemical peels, Botox, and fillers Discontinue use of any retinol products a minimum of 4 days prior to treatment Remove contact lenses and any eyelash extensions prior to treatment-remember to not wear contact lenses for 3 days following treatment to the eye area   Plasma Pen Post Treatment Guidelines: What to expect: Mild to moderate swelling, especially around the eyes for approximately 1-5 days Stinging sensation which lasts approximately an hour following the procedure Tiny crusts form on the area treated, and usually linger for 5-7 days It is normal for the treated area to feel tight and dry   What to do: Wear an SPF 30 or higher sunscreen Do not pick crusts, this could cause scarring Avoid shaving the treated area until completely healed Avoid heat for 3-4 days (including hot showers, intense exercise, etc...

Head Lice
... Head lice are spread through head-to-head contact; by sharing clothing, linens, combs, brushes, hats and other personal products; or by lying on upholstered furniture or beds of an infested person...

Rashes
... Contact Dermatitis, a type of eczema caused by coming into contact with an allergen...

Eczema (Dermatitis)
...Coming into contact with a trigger, such as wind or an allergy-producing fabric, launches the rash and inflammation...

Blisters
...In other cases, blisters form in response to a chemical or allergic irritant, which is known as contact dermatitis...

Poison Ivy, Poison Oak, Poison Sumac
...The inflammation is a reaction to contact with any part of the plant, which leads to burning, itching, redness and blisters...

Lichen Simplex Chronicus
...If you are unable to break a scratch and itch cycle somewhere on your skin or if the skin becomes painful, contact your dermatologist...

Herpes Simplex Virus
...It is passed from person-to-person through contact with saliva...

Ringworm (Tinea Corporis)
...Ringworm is contagious and can be passed from person to person or through contact with contaminated personal care products, clothing or linens...

Erysipelas
... Erysipelas requires medical treatment, so you should contact your dermatologist as soon as you suspect you may have this infection...

Cellulitis
...Be sure to contact your dermatologist as soon as you observe these symptoms to start an effective treatment...

Candidiasis
...If diaper rash doesn't abate in seven to 10 days, contact your dermatologist...

Boils
...If the boil does not go away within two weeks, is accompanied by a fever or is painful, contact your dermatologist...

Shingles (Herpes Zoster)
...If you suspect you may have shingles, it is important to contact your doctor as quickly as possible...

Scabies
...Scabies is spread through direct contact with an infected person or by sharing clothing and linens...

Warts
... If self-treatments don't work after a period of about 4 to 12 weeks, contact our dermatologist...

Contact Us

Chevy Chase, MD Dermatologist
Chevy Chase Dermatology Center
5454 Wisconsin Ave, Ste 1400
Chevy Chase, MD 20815
(301) 951-7905