Two of the most commonly diagnosed dermatological conditions in the Plano, TX area are acne and rosacea. Both are serious concerns for patients who are struggling with these conditions, especially as an adult. Drs. Daniel Achtman and Carmine McConnell of DSA Dermatology understand how difficult these conditions can be. However, some patients tend to get the two confused and need to determine the differences between adult acne and rosacea. A proper diagnosis can also help our dermatological team make a decision as to the best course of action for effective, affordable treatment.
Some patients call their condition “acne rosacea” when they are unaware of the true condition. While rosacea is commonly characterized by redness of the skin, it can also come across with small bumps and pimples that look similar to mild cases of acne. However, it is important for a dermatological professional to distinguish between these two disorders properly to provide the appropriate therapy for improvement.
Here are some tips Drs. Daniel Achtman and Carmine McConnell take into consideration when determining whether patients are suffering from rosacea or acne:
- Rosacea is a more chronic long-term disorder while acne may not be.
- Acne is often seen with not only bumps and pimples, but whiteheads, blackheads, and even scarring.
- Acne often starts early on in the teenage years, but can continue in adulthood, while rosacea is more common in patients who are older.
- Acne is a result of overactive oil gland cells, bacteria in the pores, and hormonal changes. Rosacea is believed to be due to a dysfunction in the immune system.
At the practice of DSA Dermatology, Drs. Daniel Achtman and Carmine McConnell will provide patients with comprehensive dermatological care and attention to help patients with any skin or body concern they may be struggling with, whether medical or cosmetic. We highly recommend patients visit our practice to get a proper diagnosis of their problem and work with a skilled team of professionals in determining a proper treatment plan for real, effective, and affordable results. We gladly accept new and current patients into our state-of-the-art facility and welcome individuals of all ages.
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.