Brian M. Connolly, MD

Board-Certified Dermatologist


Dr. Brian Connolly, a board-certified dermatologist, graduated summa cum laude from Cornell University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biological Sciences. He then continued on to Weill Cornell Medical College where he earned his MD degree and was elected into the prestigious medical honors society Alpha Omega Alpha. He began his clinical training with his internship in Internal Medicine at Harvard-affiliated Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston. He subsequently completed his residency training in Dermatology at the Johns Hopkins Hospital. During his residency, Dr. Connolly trained under world renowned dermatologists in all aspects of dermatology including medical, surgical and cosmetic procedures. He diagnoses and treats all age groups from newborns to adults. Dr. Connolly also performs a variety of cosmetic procedures including Botox, fillers and cosmetic lasers. Dr. Connolly looks forward to providing industry-leading dermatology care to patients in the Seacoast of NH and beyond. Click here to learn more about Dr. Connolly!


Quick Facts
  • Practices Medical, Surgical and Cosmetic Dermatology for all age groups
  • Completed Residency Training in Dermatology at Johns Hopkins Hospital
  • Medical Degree from Cornell University

Dermatology and Medical Aesthetics Services in Exeter, NH

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Optima Dermatology

1 Hampton Road,
Suite A306
Exeter, NH 03833

Practice Hours:

Mon: 7:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Tues: 7:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Wed: 7:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Thurs: 7:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.


Call Hours:

Mon: 6:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Tues: 6:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Wed: 6:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Thurs: 6:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Fri: 6:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.


Optima Dermatology

1 Hampton Road, Suite A306 Exeter, NH 03833

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Dermatology Services in Exeter, NH

COMING SOON - Please note we do not currently offer laser treatments, but plan to add laser services in the future to treat the following:

  • Brown Spots (Liver Spots)
  • Sun Spots
  • Dilated Blood Vessels
  • Leg Veins
  • Age Spots
  • Angiomas


Dermatology Conditions Treated:

  • Abscesses / Boils
  • Acne
  • Actinic Keratosis
  • Alopecia Areata
  • Allergic Rashes
  • Athlete’s Foot
  • Autoimmune skin disorders (Lupus and Dermatomyositis)
  • Bed Bug Bites
  • Birthmarks
  • Blisters
  • Candidiasis
  • Cellulitis
  • Chicken Pox
  • Contact Dermatitis
  • Cutaneous lymphoma
  • Cysts
  • Dandruff (Seborrheic Dermatitis)
  • Dermatitis
  • Dry Skin
  • Dysplastic moles
  • Eczema
  • Erysipelas
  • Folliculitis
  • Fungal and Yeast Infections of the Skin and Nails
  • Genetic Skin Disorders
  • Genital Warts
  • Granuloma annulare
  • Hair Loss
  • Hemangiomas
  • Herpes Simplex
  • Herpes Zoster (Shingles)
  • Hidradenitis Suppurativa
  • Hirsutism
  • Hives
  • Hyperhidrosis (Excessive Sweating)
  • Ichthyosis
  • Impetigo
  • Intertrigo
  • Keloids
  • Keratosis Pilaris
  • Lichen Planus
  • Lichen sclerosis
  • Lichen Simplex Chronicus
  • Lyme Disease
  • Mastocytosis
  • Melanoma
  • Melasma
  • Moles
  • Molluscum
  • Morphea
  • Nail disorders
  • Perioral/Periorificial Dermatitis
  • Pediatric Dermatology
  • Pigmentary Disorders
  • Phototherapy
  • Photosensitivity Disorders
  • Poison Ivy Rash
  • Pregnancy-Related Skin Concerns
  • Pruritus (Itching)
  • Psoriasis
  • Pityriasis Rosea
  • Pyogenic granuloma
  • Rashes
  • Ringworm
  • Rosacea
  • Scabies
  • Seborrheic Dermatitis
  • Seborrheic Keratosis
  • Shingles
  • Skin Cancer
  • Skin Infections
  • Tinea Versicolor
  • Urticaria (Hives)
  • Vitiligo
  • Warts
  • And more...
What our patients are saying:
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"This was my first serious visit for a skin cancer screening. I was a bit apprehensive. as the practice was only 1 day old! However, it didn't show! The receptionists were friendly and knowledgeable. The doctor's assistant was friendly and gave me good instructions and info. Dr. Brian Connolly was friendly and reassuring as he noted various things about my skin. I left feeling relieved as well as with a remedy for a minor skin issue! A very positive experience!"

- Arlene

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“Would not hesitate to recommend Dr. Connolly. Caring, competent and clearly shares information relative to patient progress.“

- Anonymous

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“Dr. Connolly was very professional and kind. He did an evaluation of me and explained everything I needed to know. Gave me some good advice. I would very highly recommend Dr. Brian Connolly in a heart beat.“

- Ray

"The entire experience, from booking appointment over the phone, checking in, in-take, and time with Dr. Brian Connolly was highly professional, warm, and caring. I would definitely recommend this practice. Exeter is fortunate to have such a highly skilled doctor in our community, along with his well-trained staff."

- Joan