Struggling with acne can be hard for many patients. Both teenagers and adults can suffer from acne, which has an impact on your appearance and your self-esteem. Not everyone’s skin responds to treatment the same way, which can make acne a difficult condition to treat. At DSA Dermatology, we offer a variety of treatment options to improve acne. Our dermatologists are proficient in diagnosing and treating a wide variety of acne types.
Acne Treatment from a Dermatologist in Plano, Texas Area
What is acne?
Acne is caused by oil secretions and dead skin cells plugging the hair follicles. It commonly develops on the face, back, neck, chest, and shoulders. Inflammation and the potential for scarring develop when the follicle becomes plugged and develops an infection with bacteria.
Often, by the time patients come into our office for acne treatment, they have already experimented with a variety of over-the-counter remedies with unsatisfactory results.
In our experience, successful treatment of acne will often include a combination of treatment methods. Some of the most common are:
Changing your skin care routine
Sometimes, all it takes to improve minor acne is to make small changes to your skin care regimen. Using medicated cleansers, oil-free moisturizers, makeup, and not picking pimples will help. But it is important to be evaluated early by a dermatologist to make sure that your acne will not leave scars and that there is nothing you are doing to make the acne worse.
Topical retinoids, azelaic acid, and certain antibiotics can treat acne effectively. Many times, our dermatologists will recommend a combination of medications.
For more severe cases of acne, oral antibiotics, even some types of birth control pills, can help, and more powerful medications such as Accutane may be warranted to prevent scarring.
Microdermabrasion gently rejuvenates the skin using tiny exfoliating crystals that remove dead skin cells. It can help reduce the appearance of acne and scars and improve the tone and texture of your skin. Sometimes gentle peels such as glycolic acid can reduce oil content, pore-clogging, and inflammation that occurs in acne.
Occasionally there can be a large, persistent, and isolated deep acne cyst. If this ruptures, it can leave a significant scar. Dermatologists are qualified to inject these cysts with anti-inflammatory medication and have them resolve within 3-5 days to avoid serious scarring.
You don’t have to suffer through the embarrassment of skin that is plagued by acne. Call our office today at (972) 362-9567 to schedule a consultation with Dr. Achtman. We are conveniently located just minutes east of the Dallas North Tollway at 5072 West Park Boulevard, Plano, TX 75093.
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.