Honing in on Healthier Skin
Dr. Deanna Brown has wanted to be a doctor for as long as she can remember. “The combination of science, compassion, and critical thinking fascinates me,” she shares. “During my third year of medical school, I cared for several patients with complex dermatologic conditions, and I knew I’d found my niche. I love that I can care for a child’s eczema, a teenager’s acne, a young mom’s wrinkles, and a grandfather’s skin cancer all in the same day.” While the variety that comes with the field of dermatology keeps Dr. Brown excited about going to work every day, it’s her patients who drive her to be a better doctor. “Patients who come back to say that the treatment I gave them has changed their lives is the greatest reward,” she says.
The University of Tennessee Health Science Center – Memphis, TN
Diplomate, American Board of Dermatology
Fellow, American Board of Dermatology
Member, American Society for Dermatologic Surgery
Chatter Magazine “20 Under 40” in 2021
Cosmetic and Aesthetic Dermatology
1. What does your day-to-day look like?
Depending on the day, I see a mix of medical dermatology and cosmetic consults and procedures, including lasers, surgeries, and injectables. I have a great team who helps me provide excellent care for all of our patients! After the work day ends, I spend time with my family and read up on the latest dermatology research.
2. What is your best advice for patients?
Wear sunscreen daily! No matter your age or skin tone, sunscreen is the most important step to having beautiful, age-defying skin.
3. How do you choose the right procedure for your patients?
Safety is my top priority, so I will always review their medical history to identify any risk factors for cosmetic procedures. Then, the decision to perform a procedure (or plan ahead for a series) is based on a combination of patient priorities, expectations, and budget.
4. What's the key to making a great first impression?
Be an active listener. Make eye contact, ask thoughtful questions, and find a personal connection.
5. What is your philosophy when it comes to the care of your patients?
My goal is to help patients increase their self-confidence and inspire them to reach their full potential. I strive for natural results that enhance the patient’s own beauty, avoiding the “overdone” look.