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What is the best treatment for brown spots on the face in Plano, TX?
By Dr. Achtman & Dr. McConnell
When patients come into DSA Dermatology with complaints of brown spots on the face, they may be dealing with hyperpigmentation of the skin. Hyperpigmentation can cause areas of melanin to darken, resulting in brown spots, sometimes called:
These areas are often caused by sun damage and age and develop over time on parts of the face and body that are commonly exposed to the sun, including the neck, shoulders, and hands. These spots are often darker than the rest of the skin and may develop on their own or in clusters, like freckles. Regardless of the cause or severity, the team at DSA Dermatology has the best treatment options available. We can develop a personalized treatment plan for our patients to assist them in reducing and even eliminating these areas of hyperpigmentation.
Below are a few standard treatment options recommended for patients dealing with hyperpigmentation of the skin:
Several factors may impact the treatment chosen for a specific patient, including the severity of their brown spots, the location, and the patient’s budget. Drs. Achtman and McConnell of DSA Dermatology often start with the most conservative and affordable treatment, such as topical medications that are used for lightening melanin on the skin. If not enough, our team may then suggest other treatment options, including chemical peels, microdermabrasion, and laser therapies. In addition, all patients will benefit from education on sun protection. Many areas of pigmentation are sun damage that occurs with time. With proper skincare protection, most patients can greatly reduce their risk of developing brown spots in the future, while keeping current spots from becoming darker. Sun protection includes avoiding sun exposure outside and tanning beds while protecting the skin from everyday UV exposure with sunblock.
How can I avoid the development of brown spots on the face and body?
Some highly pigmentated areas are just a natural part of aging, but those caused by sun exposure can be avoided with proper sun protection when outdoors. This includes the use of a high SPF sunscreen every day on all exposed areas. Patients should also avoid direct sun exposure during the time of day when the sun’s rays are the highest, typically between the hours of 10 am and 4 pm. Talk to our team today about how to care for your skin and reduce brown spot development.
Request an appointment today with Drs. Achtman and McConnell to discuss your options
Develop a personalized treatment plan with the team at DSA Dermatology in Plano, TX. Discuss solutions for brown spots on the face and body. Our staff is here to help with this and other cosmetic and medical dermatology needs. Our office is located at 4010 West Park Boulevard and can be reached by calling (972) 362-9567. We are accepting new patients and families into our practice.