Melasma is a common skin condition characterized by blue-gray, brown, or freckle-like spots. It is most common in females 20-50 years old. And it is usually caused by genetic predisposition, sun, or hormonal changes. If you want to know how to get rid of melasma on the face, DSA Dermatology, located in Plano, Texas, prepared a list of the most common treatments for melasma:
Chemical peels remove the outer layer of the skin and help control the cells that produce hyperpigmentation. They effectively treat patients with mild to severe cases of this pigmentation disorder. After the peel, you are given take-home lightening agents that must be used to get the results you are looking for. Sunscreen and follow-up use of good skin products is a must to keep your good results.
The standard microdermabrasion is a gentle exfoliation treatment that renews the skin. This procedure is minimally invasive and removes the outermost layer of the skin affected by mild melasma without causing any injury to the underlying skin.
Skin-lightening (or Depigmenting) Agents
These agents reduce the melanin that is the primary source of skin color. To buy these agents, you have to have a prescription from your doctor.
To decide what treatment will suit your skin type the best, you need to see a medical professional first. Speak to your dermatologist for the best-personalized treatment plan for your skin type and other factors. Your treatment plan may consist of topical medications to begin with and progress to the procedures mentioned above.
DSA Dermatology in Plano Texas – We Care About Your Skin
If you live in Plano, Texas, and are looking for an experienced dermatologist for melasma, DSA Dermatology is the place to go. We diagnose and treat melasma, and we do our best to make your skin look youthful and even again. Suppose you have any questions about the treatment options we offer or are ready to schedule an appointment with Drs. D. Achtman, C. McConnell, and J. Achtman, please reach our clinic at (972) 362-9567.
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.