Can Plano area residents use chemical peels for acne?
Chemical peels are skin treatments that are used for both medical and cosmetic dermatology. Patients who are struggling with imperfect skin may benefit from one or more chemical peels to rejuvenate their appearance and address problems such as sun damage, acne, and the signs of aging. Drs. Daniel Achtman and Carmine McConnell of DSA Dermatology in Plano, TX use these treatments for both men and women who want to stimulate skin cell turnover and enjoy amazing results.
Chemical peels can be used for several conditions, including acne. These treatments require a dermatologist to administer specific chemicals onto the skin to stimulate skin cell turnover and chemically exfoliate the upper layers of the skin. By doing this, patients will notice improved texture and tone, while also seeing reduction of the depth and appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Patients may also see a dramatic improvement in conditions such as acne.
Chemical peels administered by a dermatologist are stronger and more effective than those used in spas. It is important to work with a quality dermatologist to ensure treatment is done correctly and minimal side effects are experienced. Patients can expect their skin to become red and sensitive after the procedure, which is completely normal. Peeling may begin to occur after a few days, during which the skin starts to rejuvenate and the older skin peels away. During this turnover, patients are strongly encouraged to reduce or eliminate sun exposure and wear a strong SPF physical sunscreen to protect their new skin. This is vital in protecting the skin throughout the transformation. After healing is complete, patients will notice dramatic changes to their skin that make it look refreshed and more youthful.
At DSA Dermatology, we provide several different types of chemical peels for our patients which may include:
- Glycolic acid
- Salicylic acid
- Lactic acid
- Trichloracetic acid
- Retinoic acid
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If you reside in Plano, TX or any of the surrounding communities and have considered chemical peels to address active acne and acne scarring, Drs. Daniel Achtman and Carmine McConnell provide a wide range of therapies that can assist. Contact them today to book a consultation visit at DSA Dermatology and get started addressing problem skin.
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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.