Skin Conditions and Solutions

Spots and Freckles

We might call them “age spots,” but the small areas of discoloration that usually develop on the hands, chest, neck, and face are more associated with sun damage after years of exposure to harmful UV rays. Most often, what we view as charming freckles are spots of pigmentation that are a sign of damaged skin that would not be present were it not for sun exposure. These spots are surface manifestations of what is occurring beneath the skin, processes that are furthering an aged appearance.

More than being somewhat unsightly, these brown patches on the skin can become concerning, developing into actinic keratosis or solar keratosis, which are pre-cancerous lesions. Called AKs, these spots may be either smooth or rough, and will develop on areas of the body that have been regularly exposed to the sun. sunspots and freckles more commonly develop on those with light complexions, but no skin type is immune to the damaging effects of the sun.

When you visit U.S. Dermatology Partners Plano, formerly the Center for Dermatology and Cosmetic Laser Surgery, for any aesthetic service, our aestheticians will ensure that any suspicious spots of discoloration are evaluated before any treatment is applied over them. Our knowledgeable staff can treat these areas of concern for vast improvement, using technologically advanced treatments such as advanced light or laser systems. This approach to sunspots targets the various layers of skin for optimal resolution, and an improved appearance. All forms of treatment are individualized to meet your specific needs, as no two people are exactly alike.

Our dermatology offices, located in Plano, McKinney, and Flower Mound, offer a number of options for the personalized treatment of sunspots and freckles, including:

Photodynamic Therapy

Sun damage and actinic keratosis may make you look older than you feel. Not only that, but sun damaged skin is also more prone to collagen breakdown and enlarged pores. Additionally, there is an increased concern for the development of skin cancer. Photodynamic therapy is a solution with several applications, and is often recommended for the safe and effective treatment of pre-cancerous actinic keratosis.

Photorejuvenation (IPL)

As our skin begins to show signs of sun damage, we will look older. Photorejuvenation, or IPL, is a non-invasive, effective way to minimize the appearance of brown spots, fine lines and wrinkles, birthmarks, broken capillaries, small veins, and rosacea. A popular anti-aging, skin-enhancing procedure, IPL is far advanced when compared to other non-invasive med-spa treatments.

Pixel™ Laser Skin Resurfacing

Laser skin resurfacing has become a common cosmetic treatment, excellent for the removal of not only sunspots and areas of discoloration, but also for acne scars. Designed to remove damaged cells on the top layers of skin, this advanced resurfacing procedure stimulates collagen and reveals healthy new cells for improved texture, tone, clarity, and tightness.

Harmony® Laser 360 Skin Rejuvenation

Using the latest in innovative laser technology, the Laser 360 provides comfortable, effective treatment for those skin issues associated with aging. Designed for personalized care, this program will repair collagen for the diminished appearance of sun damage, fine lines and wrinkles, and scarring. Following treatment, the skin will appear tighter, smoother, clearer, and more toned.

Chemical Peels

Chemical peels are wonderfully relaxing med-spa treatments that are highly customizable to correct a number of skin conditions, ranging from mild to severe. Based on the basic premise of peeling away skin, much like what occurs with a sunburn, chemical peels accomplish the same process but in a safe, controlled manner that promotes the health of skin, rather than damaging it.

Used for more than a century, chemical peels can be based on various natural acids, such as glycolic acid or a fruit acid. Through the careful application of a chosen substance, the skin is enhanced and issues such as freckles or sunspots, enlarged pores, acne, pigmentation, fine lines, and poor texture are corrected. Chemical peels are often incorporated into an acne-fighting treatment plan and in treatment plans for melasma (hyperpigmentation).


For a fast and convenient skin refresher, microdermabrasion treatment is ideal. This mild anti-aging treatment can improve the appearance of skin by diminishing sunspots, fine lines, and even mild acne or acne scars in just a few quick treatments, allowing you to get on with your day. Microdermabrasion gently sloughs off dead skin cells and stimulates collagen production beneath the skin for a rejuvenated glow. For the greatest improvement in skin tone and texture, multiple treatments may be needed.

Medical Grade Skin Care Products

U.S. Dermatology Partners Plano, formerly the Center for Dermatology and Cosmetic Laser Surgery, offers several options in skin care, so that you are well protected between anti-aging, skin enhancing treatments.

We have developed our own skin care line based on our extensive experience in treating many medical and cosmetic skin conditions, our desire to have the most natural products possible, and the goal of effective results. Your skin requires daily attention as well as occasional professional care to remain vibrant and healthy. We have the products for your face, hands, and body to help you maintain your best skin from year to year.

With offices in Plano, McKinney, and Flower Mound, we serve the surrounding areas of Louisville, Arlington, Frisco, Carlton, and Richardson. We make it as easy as possible for you to have the skin you’ve always wanted.

Contact U.S. Dermatology Partners Plano for your skin-enhancing consultation.

Acne and Rosacea


Acne is often seen as a condition of adolescents. Indeed, blemishes do usually first appear during puberty, when hormone production fluctuates and oil production in the sebaceous glands goes into overdrive. Driven by genetics as well as hormones, acne is a problem typical of, but not limited to, teenagers. Adults can also experience mild to severe blemishes up into middle age, as the sebaceous glands get clogged with sebum and dirt.

Mild blemishes can include whiteheads, closed pores plugged with sebum. When a sebum plug gets exposed to air, the oxidation process turns the plug dark, which we call a blackhead. Both whiteheads and blackheads can enlarge the affected pore, and lead to the development of visible pitting in the skin. Blemishes may become more severe as bacteria on the skin interact with existing oil to increase irritation and inflammation, causing pustules or cysts.


Chronic redness and swelling of facial skin is an effect of rosacea, a condition that currently affects up to 14 million Americans, most of whom are aged 30 to 50. A progressive skin condition, rosacea first develops as an increased tendency to blush or flush easily. Gradually, the center of the face looks flushed almost constantly, with this redness spreading out over time to affect the nose, cheeks, forehead, and chin. The more severe rosacea becomes, the more persistent and visible reddening will be, to a point where what appears to be pimples or nodules may develop on the surface of skin, or small blood vessels become visible.

Rosacea responds to extreme temperatures, as well as emotional stress, sunlight, alcohol, spicy foods, hot beverages, and some skin care products.

Treating acne and rosacea

Treating persistent acne and rosacea effectively takes patience and personalized care, which we provide at U.S. Dermatology Partners facilities in Plano, McKinney, and Flower Mound.

Photodynamic Therapy BLU-U Treatment

Advances in technology allow us to approach acne in vastly improved ways over traditional topical or oral medications. Blu-U delivers blue-light energy to affected skin at high intensity, and it is often coupled with the Levulan Kerastick topical medication for the destruction of acne-causing bacteria. Treatment is quick and painless, and safe for various skin types.

PhotoRejuvenation (IPL)

IPL treatment, also called a photo facial, is ideal for the treatment of acne and rosacea, as well as sun damage, broken capillaries, and skin laxity. Delivering short blasts of high-intensity, polychromatic light to the area just below the surface of skin, IPL treatment is an incredibly safe and effective way to treat mild to moderate inflammatory acne without medication or side effects. These bursts of light also break up the melanin that causes sunspots, or the vessels that form broken capillaries. Typically recommended as a series of treatments, IPL results in decreased acne, and improved skin tone and texture, with a natural boost in collagen and elastin.

Chemical Peels

Through the application of a suitable solution, a chemical peel actually chemically exfoliates the surface layer of skin, gently encouraging the prompt regeneration of healthy new cells. Personalized to meet your specific needs for healthy skin, a chemical peel may be light to moderate, or more aggressive. Most commonly, people benefit greatly from lighter peels based on one of a few types of acid, such as alpha or beta hydroxy, or salicylic acid. Through a series of light chemical peels, which call for no down-time and typically have very mild side effects like redness, skin becomes clearer, brighter, and smoother.

U.S. Dermatology Partners Plano offers customized chemical peels designed to promote your healthiest skin.


Popular for many years in dermatology practices and medical spas, microdermabrasion is a quick, effective treatment for the dramatic improvement of skin. During treatment, tiny particles are applied to, and subsequently vacuumed from the outermost layer of skin, called the stratum corneum. Used on areas including the hands, arms, chest, neck, and face, microdermabrasion gently removes this outer layer of skin with gentle, effective motion. In doing so, healthy new skin cells are revealed, and topical medications are more easily absorbed into the deeper layers of skin.

Microdermabrasion can be performed in our office while you are on your lunch break. That’s how quick the treatment is! Through a series of treatments, scheduled a few weeks apart, it is possible to see diminished lines, sunspots, blemishes, and discoloration.

U.S. Dermatology Partners has three conveniently located offices, in Plano, McKinney, and Flower Mound. Contact us today to receive the personalized care you deserve.

Fine lines and Wrinkles

The beauty industry, with its various lotions, creams, and serums for the reduction of fine lines, wrinkles, and enlarged pores is a multi-billion dollar business. Our skin is our most prominent organ, and is affected by a great number of elements, including our lifestyle, stress, nutrition, sun exposure, and genetics. Combined, it may seem as though your skin does not stand much of a chance against all of the factors that make you appear older. In truth, your cosmetic dermatologist has safe and effective ways to address skin concerns, leading you to greater confidence and a beautiful glow.

U.S. Dermatology Partners Plano offers several treatment options that effectively minimize fine lines and wrinkles.

BOTOX® Cosmetic

Popular amongst men and women seeking to achieve a more youthful appearance, Botox temporarily relaxes facial muscles that cause lines on the face and neck. A common treatment for severe frown lines, Botox is virtually painless, completed in less than 15 minutes, and requires no down-time to recover. Results from treatment last up to four months, or longer after subsequent treatments.


Dermal fillers diminish the appearance of wrinkles by adding volume under the skin. Juvéderm Injectable Gel has a smooth consistency that makes for easy injections and astonishing results. Juvéderm is based on a non-animal source hyaluronic acid, making it biocompatible and easily accepted by human tissue. Results of Juvéderm treatment last as long as six months, sometimes longer.

Pixel™ Laser Skin Resurfacing

Laser skin resurfacing is a gentle, yet effective, way to decrease the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, as well as sunspots and acne scars. Using advanced technology, the Pixel™ device applies laser energy to areas of the face and body, including the chest, neck, shoulders, hands, or back, for effective treatment of enlarged pores, discoloration, acne, scarring, and laxity.

Harmony® Laser 360 Skin Rejuvenation

Where some cosmetic treatments address one area of concern at a time, the Laser 360 takes care of four common skin issues, using four cutting-edge technologies over the course of sixty days. Signs of aging and sun damage develop differently in all of us, and Laser 360 provides a viable solution to the various conditions that make us look older than we would like. After convenient, comfortable treatment with this innovative system, skin will appear tighter, more evenly toned, smoother, and more youthful.

Chemical Peels

Chemical peels at U.S. Dermatology Partners Plano are customized to each patient’s skin to accomplish the most natural results. A common treatment, which was developed more than 100 years ago, chemical peels are gentle but effective, speeding up the exfoliation process, and thus the regeneration of healthy skin cells through the customized application of various acids such as glycolic acid. Through a series of treatments scheduled weeks apart, skin develops a healthy glow for a more youthful appearance.


When you have a bit of time for pampering, and you want your skin to look and feel more vibrant and healthy, microdermabrasion is a suitable spa-like treatment. This procedure is safe and effective, applying tiny-crystals to the top layer of skin. The motion of crystals gently removes this top layer, uncovering healthy new skin, which can more easily absorb specialized anti-aging products or acne medications.

Medical Grade Skincare Products

We carry an array of options in skin care at U.S. Dermatology Partners Plano. This allows us to meet the diverse needs of our clientele with a high standard of excellence. One of the most popular skin care lines we offer is Obagi, which has been well known for more than twenty years for specially formulated products. Obagi can only be obtained through approved vendors, and we are excited to be one of them.

With the Obagi family of products, a wide variety of skin conditions can be successfully treated. Obagi Nu-Derm®, for instance, is successful in diminishing the effects of melasma, rosacea, photodamage, acne, and hyperpigmentation. Additional products from Obagi include:

  • Obagi-C™ Rx System, for the correction of lackluster skin and dark spots through the restoration of balanced nutrients. Experience brighter skin from the inside out
  • ELASTIderm Eye Treatment, which has been clinically proven to restore elasticity to the delicate skin around the eyes

If you live near Dallas, in the areas of Richardson, Arlington, Flower Mound, Frisco, and other surrounding communities, U.S. Dermatology Partners Plano, formerly the Center for Dermatology and Cosmetic Laser Surgery, is your local dermatology practice for the ultimate in skin care. Contact us for your consultation today.

Facial contouring

When we are young, our skin is naturally firm, smooth, and bright. We do not begin to notice blemishes, lines, discoloration, and a loss of elasticity until later, when our bodies decrease the production of elastin and collagen. We naturally produce fewer of the molecules that retain water, called proteoglycans, as we get older. This further encourages dry, loose skin.

In addition to the natural changes in our bodies, skin is also directly affected by the sun and other environmental elements. Exposure to UV rays, in particular, leads to a more rapid breakdown in collagen, and the disorganization of existing fibers.

The combined factors that our skin is confronted with on a daily basis leads to fragile, loose, saggy, discolored skin with fine lines and wrinkles far before we may be ready for them.

U.S. Dermatology Partners Plano offers various proven treatments to enhance the look of your skin!

BOTOX® Cosmetic

Botox Cosmetic has been a part of the medical community for decades, and remains one of the most effective neuromodulators to date. What this means to you is a safe and effective approach to frown lines and horizontal lines on the forehead and neck. Botox treatment is completed quickly and is only minimally uncomfortable, immediately smoothing lines by temporarily freezing the underlying muscles used on a daily basis.
Botox injections are carefully planned and administered so that you can enjoy a natural rejuvenation without losing your ability to make facial expressions. After treatment, you will look and feel refreshed for up to four months. With subsequent treatments, people tend to notice that results last longer.


Juvéderm injectable gel is highly popular dermal filler, often used to diminish the look of “laugh lines,” those that run between the nose and the corners of the mouth. This particular filler promotes smoother skin easily, with a gel consistency that is easily injected just under the skin. With Juvéderm, which can be used in conjunction with Botox, lines are far less noticeable for six months or longer.


Skin Tightening Therapy (ST) is highly requested, as the sun and the aging process take a toll on all of us. What is exceptional about this form of skin tightening is that it is more effective with less discomfort. Throughout skin tightening treatment with the IN-Motion™ technology, skin is concurrently heated and cooled for optimal results and a greater degree of comfort.

Laser skin resurfacing with the Pixel™

Although the consequences of aging and sun exposure begin in the deeper layers of skin, the signs are visible on the surface. The Pixel™ skin resurfacing device makes microscopic “wounds” on the skin in a specific waffle pattern, with bridges of skin left fully intact. Though tiny, these wounds set off a healing process in which healthy new cells are generated, and collagen stimulated beneath the surface for brighter, tighter skin that lasts for months.

Harmony® Laser 360 Skin Rejuvenation

Most of us, as we pass the age of thirty, experience a combination of concerns related to our skin, not just one. Because age and sun damage affect the skin in various ways, treatment should reflect that. The Laser 360 system is designed to work over the course of two months. During this time, treatments include four different innovative technologies that each address the various skin concerns that come with age. You could call Laser 360 treatment a non-surgical facelift, and expect to see a vast difference in the skin after 60 days.

Blepharoplasty (Eyelid Surgery)

One of the most important areas on the face is around the eyes. When skin on or under the eye becomes loose and saggy, the ability to express emotions is diminished, and you may look angry, tired, or unfriendly. Blepharoplasty is the surgical treatment for saggy, puffy eyelids. A safe and effective procedure, blepharoplasty removes excess skin and fatty deposits, and rejuvenates your entire face.

U.S. Dermatology Partners serves a wide area around Dallas, Plano, Flower Mound, and McKinney with three conveniently located offices, a caring team of professionals, and excellent services.

Contact us for your consultation today.

Facial veins and redness

Would you like to make a better impression in your professional and social life, or simply enjoy a more youthful appearance? Is the skin on your face making you look older than you would like?

Discolorations on the face, such as diffuse redness, spider veins (telangiectasia), port wine stains, or hemangiomas, can be a cause of embarrassment. Each of these skin conditions, which may develop from sun damage, genetic predisposition, or pregnancy, can be eliminated safely and effectively without complex procedures, great discomfort, or extensive recovery. With the innovative IPL and laser technology skin treatments we have assembled at U.S. Dermatology Partners Plano, you can feel great in your own skin!

Harmony AFT Intense Pulse Light (IPL)

Our philosophy is that every person’s skin is unique. Therefore, treatment should be based upon each person’s unique concerns, skin type, condition, and overall goals. We are excited about the technology behind the Harmony family of lasers from Alma, such as the AFT Intense Pulse Light therapy. The IPL system from Alma allows us to tailor every treatment from beginning to end, promoting optimal results through a safe, comfortable procedure.

IPL treatments used alone are effective at treating fine vascular lines, as well as diffuse redness through a focus on the hemoglobin found inside of tiny vessels, thus causing them to close. On the surface, skin brightens, with dark spots becoming less noticeable and skin looking refreshed.

Medical Skin Care Products

Various skincare lines are offered at U.S. Dermatology Partners in McKinney, Plano, and Flower Mound, we are committed to providing the highest level of care. Contact us for your consultation in one of our comfortable offices.

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