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.
Discuss treatment for brown spots today
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.
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.