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Plano, TX dermatologist offers treatment options for brown spots on the face
By Dr. Achtman & Dr. McConnell
The skin is the largest organ on the body—and the most exposed organ to the elements of the environment. Many changes can occur on the skin over time, including pigmentation concerns. When brown spots appear on the face, they are sometimes referred to as sunspots, age spots, or liver spots. Regardless of the name, these areas of hyperpigmentation or lentigines are often a result of excessive sun exposure over one’s lifespan. Brown spots on the face are best diagnosed with a physical exam with a dermatologist, such as DSA Dermatology in Plano TX. Drs. Achtman and McConnell of DSA Dermatology will discuss with patients, treatment options available for them to reduce or eliminate the brown spots from facial and areas.
What causes brown spots on the face and body?
The most common reason why brown spots develop on the face is due to sun exposure. Sun damage can occur anywhere on the face and body, but on the face, more typically because of the natural exposure it gets to the sun. Patients who have brown spots on their skin need to seek treatment as soon as possible, as continued exposure to the sun can cause these spots to darken or result in the development of more brown spots, or cause changes in the cells that should be seen by a dermatologist. Brown spots are a sign of hyperpigmentation that may benefit from treatment with a quality dermatologist.
What treatment options are available for patients with brown spots?
Brown spots can be treated in a wide variety of ways. One methodology may work for one patient, while another patient may find results with another method. Sometimes, treatment of hyperpigmentation may be a process of trial and error. However, with the guidance of a medical professional, most patients find a treatment that works for them and can reduce or even eliminate this discoloration on the skin.
Treatment options available for hyperpigmentation include:
Topical medications. Drs. Achtman and McConnell may suggest several skin lightening products, some of which are prescription and others which use natural ingredients.
Chemical peels. Chemical peels have been around for hundreds of years and continue to be a reliable way to address pigmentation concerns. Chemical peels may also be used for patients who are seeking skin exfoliation and rejuvenation. DSA Dermatology likes to use modern peels that are not caustic and gentler to the skin, while still being very effective. These treatments are performed at our practice and help reduce the appearance of brown spots and other pigmentation concerns in the facial skin.
Microdermabrasion. Aggressive exfoliation in some cases can also reduce the appearance of brown spots. Microdermabrasion helps in removing the upper layer of skin of dead skin cells to bring forth fresher, deeper layers that are healthier and have not been impacted by the environment as much as the superficial layer. This treatment utilizes a unique device that essentially sands away the top layer of the skin. This provides deep exfoliation and can be used in treating a wide range of skin concerns with one treatment.
Laser therapy. Laser devices continue to offer a range of benefits for patients who are interested in rejuvenating their skin. In medicine, laser light can provide treatment of various skin and body concerns. With laser light therapy at DSA Dermatology, patients can rejuvenate their skin more aggressively. Laser light treatment can be used to treat a wide selection of problems, including aging skin, poor texture and tone, and pigmentation problems. Patients are welcome to speak to their dermatologist to decide if laser therapy can assist with their skin’s current state and determine if they are an appropriate candidate.
Plano, TX men, and women who are unhappy with the development of brown spots on the face are invited to speak to the team of professionals at DSA Dermatology to discuss their treatment needs and options. Call today at (972) 362-9567 to request an appointment and seek a proper diagnosis and treatment plan with our staff.