The American Academy of Dermatology cites acne as the most common skin disorder in this country. At this moment, it is impacting the lives of 40 to 50 million Americans, and about 85 percent of our population will experience acne at some point during their lifetimes.
Sebaceous glands secrete an oily substance called sebum. Its purpose is to protect hair and skin by making it somewhat waterproof and preventing dryness. However, when these glands produce too much oil, pores and hair follicles become clogged with dead skin cells, allowing bacteria to flourish. That generates the pockets of inflammation and infection you know as acne.
Acne shows up as the whiteheads and blackheads of blocked pores; red, pus-filled pimples; and deeper cysts and nodules. Acne can occur virtually anywhere on the body but usually shows up where there is an abundance of oil glands. The face, neck, back, chest, shoulders, and upper arms are most commonly affected areas.
Acne strikes males and females, from teen to senior years, often triggered by hormonal changes. Pubescent girls and boys produce excess androgens, hormones that tell the body to make more sebum. Women are prone to acne just before and during menstrual cycles, and throughout pregnancy and menopause. High stress levels can prompt an acne onslaught for men or women at any age. Hot, humid conditions and inferior skin care products contribute to severity of breakouts.
Acne isn’t a threat to your physical health, so why do Americans (including those in the Plano, TX area) spend billions each year combating it? They do it because of the social stigma and emotional toll of a flawed complexion, and the risk of a lifetime of scars. You deserve the confidence that comes with clear, calm skin, and the professionals at DSA Dermatology have answers.
When you seek acne treatment from a Board certified dermatologist, you get experience, compassionate advice, cutting-edge technologies, and the purest skin care products, in an acne management program personalized to your skin type and lifestyle. You won’t find those benefits at the drug store, no matter how long you stand in the aisle reading labels.
When you are ready for serious acne care, make an appointment with Dr. Carmine McConnell or Dr. Daniel Achtman. They’ll assess your needs and design a plan that starts with the right products for your skin type, and may include chemical peels, photofacials, microdermabrasion, blue light treatment, or laser therapy. Acne, including old scars is no match for their professional care.
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.