It is common for patients to visit the practice of DSA Dermatology to speak with our dermatologists about unusual spots and marks on the skin. Drs. Daniel Achtman and Carmine McConnell of the Plano, TX community are often approached by patients who are worried about specific spots on their skin. While some marks and skin growths may be an indication of skin cancer, there are also other completely cosmetic pigmentation concerns. This includes dark spots such as lentigines, which are hyperpigmented areas that often result from sun exposure during one’s lifetime. They may appear anywhere on the skin where sun exposure has occurred, typically on the face, neck, arms, legs, and back. They are often referred to as sun spots, age spots, or liver spots. Many patients want to learn about how to get rid of these brown spots on the face and other parts of the body, and Drs. Daniel Achtman and Carmine McConnell can help.
Brown spots on the skin must first be analyzed by a dermatologist. This is to make sure the hyperpigmentation is not a skin cancer concern and is strictly caused by sun damage. The best method of determining the course of treatment is to consult with the team of DSA Dermatology who has the experience providing patients with treatment plans best suited for their specific needs. An examination or a biopsy can rule out skin cancer, and then treatment decisions can be made from there.
Methods of treatment will vary depending on the skin type, size of the brown spot, and the budget of the patients. Some individuals may fare well with bleaching creams, which are used to help slowly fade the brown spot over time to make it less noticeable. This is an affordable option. Other patients who want faster, more effective results on very dark brown spots may instead benefit from laser therapies and lightening chemical peels.
If you have brown spots on the face or body and are interested in learning about ways of rejuvenating your appearance, contact the team of DSA Dermatology and speak with Drs. Daniel Achtman and Carmine McConnell to determine the best treatment option for your specific skin care concerns.
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.