Another AAD survey on tanning beds shows that teens are more interested in their looks than their future health. 86 percent of females admitted to using an indoor tanning bed in the last year, knowing that it would increase their risk of skin cancer. 48 percent of indoor tanners knew someone that developed skin cancer, and 87 percent of indoor tanners thought people looked better with a bronzed body. The AAD summarized the findings as confirming that teenagers are more concerned with their appearances today than their health in the future. *** THIS IS NOT SURPRISING. MOST PEOPLE, WHEN THEY ARE YOUNG AND THEIR WHOLE LIVES ARE IN FRONT OF THEM, HAVE THIS KIND OF THINKING. THE TEENS ARE NOT BEING UNREASONABLE. THE WAY TO HELP THIS PROBLEM IS TO MAKE THE IDEA OF BEING EXCESSIVELY TANNED UNATTRACTIVE. HOPEFULLY, THIS CAN BE DONE THROUGH THE MASS MEDIA TAKING RESPONSIBILITY FOR NOT PROMOTING THIS PRACTICE AS BEING GLAMOROUS. THERE IS NOTHING GLAMOROUS ABOUT BEING PREMATURELY WRINKLED AND SCARRED WITH CANCERS FROM THE SUN.
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.