Sherry L.H. Maragh, MD, FAAD, FACS, FACMS Part of Advanced Dermatology and Cosmetic Surgery

Dr. Maragh completed her residency at the prestigious Mayo Clinic Department of Dermatology and Dermatologic Surgery and is a board-certified general, surgical, cosmetic and laser dermatologist. She is the founder and director of Maragh Dermatology, Surgery and Vein Institute, now part of Advanced Dermatology and Cosmetic Surgery, the nation’s premier dermatology practice (150-plus offices nationwide).

14995 Shady Grove Road, Suite 150

Rockville, MD 20850

301-358-5919

www.maraghdermatology.com

Q Why do you do what you do? What motivates and inspires you?

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A As a Mohs skin cancer surgeon and board-certified dermatologist, I am passionate about educating my patients about skin care and sun protection. The effects of sun damage are cumulative; most sun damage that increases the risk of skin cancer and premature skin aging happens in the first two decades of life. Burns heal and tans fade, but the damage to our skin is long-lasting. Educating more people about starting sun protection earlier in life can decrease their lifelong risk of skin cancer and the impact of aging on their skin from the sun.

Q What do you wish more people knew about skin care/health?

A The importance of getting to know your skin and how your skin care needs change over time. Understanding how your skin changes from summer to winter or from your 20s to your 40s — or even if you are just exercising more — will help you select the right products to use at the right times and avoid such pitfalls as excessive irritation from harsh products or outbreaks from products that clog your pores.

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Q What makes your client experience unique?

A We offer comprehensive skin care, from aesthetic services, such as HydraFacial® and chemical peels, to routine acne care and skin cancer screenings, to non-invasive/minimally invasive cosmetic procedures such as body contouring and facial rejuvenation. Our board-certified skin care professionals are experts in medical, surgical and cosmetic dermatology. We pride ourselves on using the most advanced technologies to care for all our patients’ skin and aesthetic needs.