What is vitiligo, and how can this skin condition be treated?

If you have noticed changes in your skin, particularly when it comes to changes in pigmentation, it is vital that you consult with a dermatologist to get a proper diagnosis and discuss your treatment options. This is especially true if you are starting to feel self-conscious about your appearance due to the white pigment on the skin. One common skin condition known as vitiligo can impact a patient’s self-confidence and esteem and may be treated with the help of a professional at DSA Dermatology of Plano, Texas.

What is vitiligo?

Vitiligo is best described as a skin condition characterized by the loss of pigment in certain body areas, causing white patches. It can affect any body part but commonly appears on the face, hands, and feet. While it is not contagious or life-threatening, vitiligo can significantly impact self-esteem and confidence.

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What can be done about vitiligo?

Talking with a dermatologist about your condition is the first step in getting the right diagnosis and discussing vitiligo treatment. Depending on the severity of your specific vitiligo symptoms, treatment options include oral, topical creams, light therapies, or a combination. However, it is essential to note that there is no cure for vitiligo, and treatment will not necessarily prevent its spread or recurrence.

Do you need assistance managing your emotions related to vitiligo?

Aside from the physical symptoms of vitiligo, individuals with this skin condition may also experience emotional distress. When you work with the team at DSA Dermatology, we might recommend therapy to help you cope with the changes in your appearance and any emotional stress that may arise. It is critical that patients remember that vitiligo does not define them, and seeking support can be beneficial in managing the effects of this condition.

Call DSA Dermatology to get a definitive diagnosis and discuss vitiligo treatment “near me”

The team at DSA Dermatology works alongside patients to get them the skincare solutions they need to achieve beautiful, healthy skin they are proud to show off!

If you have been struggling with skin conditions such as vitiligo, we welcome you to call our office at (972) 362-9567 to request an appointment with our team.

We are conveniently located in Plano, TX, at 5072 West Plano Parkway, Suite #150.

Why Choose DSA Dermatology?

At DSA Dermatology, we bring to you the best of not one but three leading dermatologists in Plano TX,

Dr. Daniel S. Achtman Dr. Carmine G. McConnell Dr. Jordan. Achtman

At DSA Dermatology, we bring to you the best of not one but three leading dermatologists in Plano TX, Dr. Daniel S. Achtman, Dr. Carmine G. McConnell and Dr. Jordan. Achtman.

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.