Treatment for sun damaged skin in Plano, TX

Years in the sun can result in sun damaged skin. Many of us have enjoyed long summer days outside, and while tanned skin may look attractive, it is not healthy. As patients age, skin damage begin to show as areas of hyperpigmentation on the face and body. This damage is often called "sun spots" or "age spots" and appear as various brown spots on any area of the skin.

Patients in and around Plano, TX often visit DSA Dermatology to discuss with Drs. Daniel Achtman and Carmine McConnell the treatment methods available for sun damaged skin. Patients are typically introduced to a wide range of services that can make dramatic improvements in the texture and tone of the skin. The following services may be suggested:
  • Topical creams to lighten the skin
  • Microdermabrasion
  • Laser therapies
  • Chemical peels
  • Photofacials
In addition to using the above services to achieve healthier looking skin, our team will also educate patients on how to protect their skin from the sun’s rays. UV exposure is the leading cause of skin cancer, so wearing high SPF sunscreen every day is highly recommended. Drs. Daniel Achtman and Carmine McConnell take the time to educate patients on proper skin care routines and they explain how they can be used to improve the health of the skin. This may include appropriate cleansers for their skin, moisturizers, anti-aging products and sun protection based on how often and how long they are outdoors in the sun. Patients may also be encouraged to schedule annual skin cancer checks to ensure any unusual skin growths, discolorations, or changes in moles are not a sign of a more serious problem that needs immediate attention.

Patients in the Plano, TX area seeking treatment for sun damaged skin should start the process by booking an examination and consultation visit with our team of professionals at DSA Dermatology. We recommend this because it is a wonderful time for the patients to discuss their concerns and allow the dermatologist the opportunity to make suggestions as to the best possible solutions available to improve their concerns.

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