If you suffer from acne, you are not alone. It is a common skin condition, affecting millions of Americans. Although it is often associated with teenagers, acne can occur at any age. A growing number of women over the age of 30 are developing this problem. Acne can be embarrassing and painful; without treatment, it can also leave temporary or permanent scars. Dr. Achtman and Dr. McConnell want you to know that you don’t have to live with acne or acne scarring. We offer a number of gentle, effective in-office treatment options.

How does acne develop?

Acne begins with excess skin oil caused by hormonal changes. Bacteria feed on that oil and multiply within the clogged pores, resulting in blackheads, whiteheads, pimples, and other acne symptoms. The fastest and most effective way to treat a breakout is to kill the problematic bacteria, which is the goal in many acne products and services.

We are proud to offer the most advanced solutions against acne currently available. With the help of your dermatologist at DSA Dermatology, we can help you find the answer to beautiful, calm, clear skin.

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Below are a few of the services we provide for patients who are looking to treat their acne condition:

  • Improved skin care regimen for acne and acne scars – using the right cleanser, moisturizer, and toners can make a difference in the appearance of the skin.
  • Hormonal acne medications – some hormonal treatments, such as birth control, can help ease acne and calm the skin while providing other benefits to patients.
  • Topical creams – topical creams containing benzoyl peroxide and salicylic acid provide relief for the skin, treating the bacteria that leads to acne.
  • Oral medications – certain oral medications can be used to address acne from the inside out and are easy to use alongside topical treatments.
  • Lightbox treatments – light therapy is another way to combat unwanted acne and clear the skin with regular services.

Call DSA Dermatology today!

You can enjoy beautiful, healthy, acne-free skin. Drs. Daniel and Jordan Achtman are dedicated to bringing you the benefits of modern, technologically advanced dermatology combined with personal attention and unsurpassed customer service. Call DSA Dermatology at (972) 362-9567 and schedule a consultation today at the office, conveniently located at 5072 West Plano Parkway, Suite #150 in Plano, TX.

Acne Treatment FAQ

What caused my acne?

There are several reasons why acne develops, and sometimes, pinpointing the exact cause can be difficult. We see patients regularly with certain factors that can increase their potential risk of developing acne, including genetics, stress, and environmental factors.

What treatments can help with acne?

There are several ways to combat acne, and choosing the right treatment is often the goal for many patients ready for clearer skin. Options may include topical medications, oral medications, laser therapies, light-based therapies, hormonal treatments, and an improved skincare regimen.

Which treatment is right for me?

Some treatments work better than others for certain patients, and sometimes, finding the right treatment can take some time. It is vital that patients work with dermatologists who have experience in treating the various types of acne and finding ways to improve the skin’s health and wellness.

What about over-the-counter medications?

Some milder cases of acne can be treated with over-the-counter medications, skincare products, and topicals. However, we often see patients at DSA Dermatology who have been unable to achieve results with these products and are seeking a more aggressive and effective treatment. This is where our team comes in and provides the care necessary for clearer skin!

How long will it take to address my acne?

Because trial and error is sometimes needed to find the right medication for a patient’s acne, the time needed to see results will vary. We encourage individuals to be patient when achieving results with the help of a skilled dermatologist on our team.

What can be done about acne scarring?

Our team can help improve acne scars, but we must address the active acne before we can effectively address the scarring it leaves behind. Scarring may be improved with chemical peels, laser skin resurfacing, and even dermal fillers.

Why should I see a dermatologist for my acne?

Over-the-counter products may be enough for some patients, but those struggling with controlling their acne and acne breakouts may need the assistance of a skilled dermatologist who can provide other services and prescription products that can eliminate acne once and for all!

Why Choose DSA Dermatology?

At DSA Dermatology, we bring to you the best of not one but three leading dermatologists in Plano TX,

Dr. Daniel S. Achtman Dr. Carmine G. McConnell Dr. Jordan. Achtman

At DSA Dermatology, we bring to you the best of not one but three leading dermatologists in Plano TX, Dr. Daniel S. Achtman, Dr. Carmine G. McConnell and Dr. Jordan. Achtman.

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.