When the skin is free from brown spots and discoloration, it looks smooth and healthy. However, patients in the Plano, TX area who have spots on the skin might be concerned about their skin’s overall appearance and health. They may visit a dermatologist at DSA Dermatology to get a proper diagnosis before asking how to get rid of brown spots and dark areas on the skin. Finding a treatment option for a patient will depend heavily on the condition diagnosed and the severity of the condition.
What can cause pigmentation problems?
There are several reasons why patients might notice changes in their skin color and appearance. Common pigmentation issues may include the following conditions:
- Brown spots/age spots
- Sunspots from sun damage
These conditions can cause uneven skin tone and complexion and might not always be easily covered using cosmetics. This is when patients will want to be seen by our team for a full and thorough evaluation to determine the cause of their condition and the most effective treatment option to help even out the skin tone in the area and lighten the darkened skin.
How are pigmentation problems diagnosed?
In most instances, patients who have spots, melasma, or other discoloration on the skin will be able to obtain a definitive diagnosis with a physical evaluation with our doctors at DSA Dermatology. In rare instances, when an area of pigmentation looks concerning, a biopsy may be taken and tested to look for signs of other conditions such as skin cancer. Patients should be visiting their dermatologist annually for skin cancer screenings to catch this condition in the earliest stages for the best possible outcome.
What treatment options are available for pigmentation problems?
There is a wide range of treatments used to help patients with pigmentation concerns. The one chosen for one patient might not be the same treatment chosen for another. This is because every patient and situation is different and unique and needs to be treated as such. Once patients have a definitive diagnosis of the pigmentation issue at hand, they can then work with our dermatologists to develop a treatment plan. Treatments may include:
- Topical medications to lighten the skin in the treatment area
- Chemical peels to help remove dead skin and exfoliate it for smoother texture and tone
- Microdermabrasion for exfoliation
- Laser light therapy to target the pigments in the skin and lighten them
Discuss the treatment options available today for getting rid of brown spots
Drs. Achtman, McConnell, and Achtman of Plano, TX, are dedicated to offering patients in and around the community solutions to a wide range of medical and cosmetic dermatology conditions. If you struggle with brown spots, melasma, or other pigmentation disorders or concerns and are interested in learning more about effective treatment options, we welcome you to book a consultation visit with our team at DSA Dermatology. We are conveniently located at 5072 W. Plano Pkwy, Suite 150, Plano TX and accept new patients at our practice. Call (972) 362-9567 to request your visit with our team.
Why Choose DSA Dermatology?
At DSA Dermatology, we bring to you the best of not one but three leading dermatologists in Plano TX,
Dr. Achtman is a board-certified Dermatologist with over three decades of experience. Having graduated from the medical school of McMaster University, he also studied at the UTSW Medical Center in Dallas, TX where he also served as Chief Resident in the Department of Dermatology. In addition to possessing extensive training and experience in cosmetic enhancement techniques, Dr. Achtman is widely known as a leading expert in the diagnosis and treatment of various skin cancers. He is an active member of the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery. Dr. Achtman goes the extra mile to understand your medical concerns and to ensure that he helps you meet your unique aesthetic goals.
Dr. Carmine G. McConnell is a board-certified physician in Plano TX. Having been trained at McMaster University, Canada, she went on to earn her board certification in Texas. Having served as Chief of Staff of her department at Plano Medical Center, she has over two decades of experience in practicing medicine in her practice and while assisting Dr. Achtman in the practice of dermatology. In addition to her extensive postgraduate training in laser therapy and aesthetic surgery, among other procedures, she possesses vast experience in both cosmetic dermatological techniques and family medicine. As a conscientious and caring physician, Dr. McConnell provides her patients with customized non-surgical treatments to help address health and aesthetic concerns related to the skin. She is also keen on helping patients understand their skin and how it can be cared for and protected.
Dr. Jordan Achtman is a board-certified dermatologist in DSA Dermatology at Plano, TX. Dr. J. Achtman graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia and completed his residency in dermatology at UT Southwestern. His expertise spans general, surgical, and cosmetic dermatology. Dr. J. Achtman also has various special interests including chronic itch, infectious diseases of the skin, and the relationship between mental health and skin health. He is also very keen on helping patients form healthy skincare regimens and habits. In the hands of Dr. J. Achtman, you can be assured of innovative and cutting edge solutions for all your skin concerns.