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Sherry L. H. Maragh, MD, FAAD, FACS, FACMS

14995 Shady Grove Road, Suite 150
Rockville, MD


What advice do you have to help me achieve overall skin health?

Our skin is the largest organ of our bodies. It grows and changes with us over time, which is why it is so important we care for our skin as much as we do the rest of our bodies. Our skin has “memory.” The sun damage we sustain over the years has a cumulative effect; all those sunburns and tans we got in our youth start to show up as brown spots, wrinkles, sagging skin or even skin cancers, as we age. Practicing safe sun habits and caring for our skin is essential to a lifetime of good skin. This includes wearing a daily SPF of at least 30 and sun protective clothing with sun exposure, avoiding the use of tanning beds, keeping your skin hydrated and maintaining a healthy body, which ultimately keeps your skin healthy.

Are there any skin rejuvenation treatments that are not too invasive or costly?

There are so many options available to us in cosmetic dermatology these days that don’t require major surgery or downtime. Two of our most popular and effective treatments are SculpSure and Ultherapy both of which yield long-lasting results after just one treatment.

SculpSure is breakthrough non-invasive, light-based body contouring technology that eliminates stubborn areas of fat on the body—stomach, love handles, arms, thighs and back. Treatments take about 25 minutes and you can resume normal exercise activities in just 24 hours.

Ultherapy is the only non-invasive procedure cleared by the FDA to lift skin on the neck, jowls and brow areas without facelift surgery. Through the power of ultrasound energy, we can help you achieve a fresher, more youthful look. This technology can be used as an alternative or in conjunction with injectables, such as Botox, or fillers, to reduce signs of aging.


2017 “Best Dermatologist,” “Best Vein Clinic,” “Best Doctor Experience,” PoshSeven; 2015, 2016, 2017 “Best of Suburbia,” PoshSeven; 2016 “Face of Cosmetic Dermatology,” Washingtonian; 2014 “Top Doctor,” Washingtonian; 2013 “Best Dermatologist” in the District of Columbia suburbs, I AM Modern