A BAD BLAST FROM THE PAST…PROM TANNING
(10/11. New York AAD Summer Session). Teenage girls who used tanning beds in the 1990′s are the cause behind the sharp increase in melanomas in young women aged 25-34 years old. The primary melanomas seen in these young women, “often occur where the sun doesn’t shine, but the tanning beds do.” It seems that there is a major marketing trend targeted at these young women prior to prom times. Young females are especially susceptible to the damaging effects caused by artificial UV tanning radiation in the development of skin cancer. The AAD suggests that we need to see models who are not tan in magazines; the pale look needs to be “in.” Almost every case of a melanoma in a 20-year-old female is directly linked to tanning bed use. When compared to young men, the increased risk in young females appears to be related to one thing they do differently than the young men; they spend more time in tanning salons.
PROM NIGHT IS NOT WORTH A DEADLY SKIN CANCER. MONITOR YOUR DAUGHTERS, SUGGEST THAT PALE IS “IN,” OR CONSIDER PAYING FOR A SPRAY TAN.
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.