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~~ Dr. D Achtman, Dr. C McConnell & Dr. J Achtman and DSA Dermatology Staff ~~
5072 W. Plano Pkwy, Suite 150,
Plano, TX 75093
(972) 362-9567


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Google reviews for best dermatologist in the area 5 Star Reviews, DSA Dermatology
Wow!!! I randomly looked up a dermatologist in my area for a small procedure I needed done and I will say I could not be happier with this team!!!! EVERYONE in the office is just so friendly and welcoming. The Doctor was super super nice and explained everything in detail that was easily understandable and even had suggestions on how to keep costs down.The nurse I had was WONDERFUL!!! Just an all around perfect experience and I highly highly suggest this office to anyone in the West Plano area. Great example of good culture in an office. Loved my visit!

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THE LONGER YOU USE IT THE LESS YOU HAVE TO

(Dermatology Surgery 6/11). Research suggests that using Botox more than one time allows you to start using less to achieve the same results after 20 months. They also suggest that people who start using Botox therapy between 30-50 years of age can prevent future wrinkles as well as erasing existing ones. Wrinkle prevention seems to … Continue reading THE LONGER YOU USE IT THE LESS YOU HAVE TO

COKE HEADS IN TANNING BEDS? – FREQUENT TANNERS EXPERIENCE BRAIN ACTIVITY CHANGES!

(Addiction Biology 8/11). People who participate in indoor tanning frequently experience alterations in their brain activity while tanning. According to researchers, these changes closely mimic those associated with drug addiction. This study is the first to actually peer inside the brains of people as they lay in their tanning beds. Multiple areas of the brain … Continue reading COKE HEADS IN TANNING BEDS? – FREQUENT TANNERS EXPERIENCE BRAIN ACTIVITY CHANGES!

BABY BOOMERS GETTING BEAUTIFUL!

(ABC News8/11). Baby Boomers, and even people in their 70′s, are turning to cosmetic procedures. The number of cosmetic surgery patients over 65 years old has soared. Healthy older people who are medically stable have nearly identical surgical risks compared to their younger peers. Some patients are considering having such procedures to stay competitive in … Continue reading BABY BOOMERS GETTING BEAUTIFUL!

PATIENTS HEAL THY SELF, IF YOU HAVE THE PATIENCE!

(Bloomberg News 6/11). The company Fibrocell Science has received FDA approval for a new injectable wrinkle treatment that restores elasticity to the skin, using the patient’s own cells. The treatment is known as LAVIV, and it is Fibrocell’s initial market product as well as the first treatment for wrinkles that is made from the patient’s … Continue reading PATIENTS HEAL THY SELF, IF YOU HAVE THE PATIENCE!

TATTOO SAFETY

(CDC 8/11). A rare skin infection linked to tattoos in healthy young men appeared to arise out of a tattoo parlor in Seattle. It seems the unusual bacteria can develop in tap water. Unfortunately, the infections were not very responsive to traditional treatments and took several months to heal. The CDC has recommended that tattoo … Continue reading TATTOO SAFETY

SANITIZERS NOT A SUBSTITUTE FOR OLD FASHIONED HAND WASHING

(Canadian Medical Association Journal 8/11). Researchers reported despite the increasing popularity of convenient gel hand sanitizers, regular soap and water hand washing was more effective at eliminating all forms of pathogens.   This may be true. If hand washing is available choose it first, assuming the soap source is not a dirty bar sitting in … Continue reading SANITIZERS NOT A SUBSTITUTE FOR OLD FASHIONED HAND WASHING

PARENTS CHECK YOUR CHILDREN’S SKIN FOR PERSISTENT SKIN OUTBREAKS

Outbreaks of contagious skin infections may spread quickly among sports teams. 2/11, Mozes) The team spirit of school athletic programs may encourage sharing, but one dermatologist has issued a warning that players could unknowingly be sharing something undesirable: Contagious skin disease. The supporting research was presented at the American Academy of Dermatology meeting. Dermatologist Brian … Continue reading PARENTS CHECK YOUR CHILDREN’S SKIN FOR PERSISTENT SKIN OUTBREAKS

SPICE IS NICE!! – NOT EXACTLY DERMATOLOGY NEWS BUT TOO INTERESTING TO IGNORE

(Journal of Biological Chemistry 8/11). Curcumin, the component that gives Turmeric its nice bright yellow color, could provide treatment options for inflammatory conditions such as arthritis and tendonitis. Although it is not a cure, it could offer new leads in the treatment of painful conditions through nutrition. Any help for our Psoriatic Arthritis patients to … Continue reading SPICE IS NICE!! – NOT EXACTLY DERMATOLOGY NEWS BUT TOO INTERESTING TO IGNORE

HAIR STRAIGHTENERS CALLED UNSAFE!

(CIREP 8/11). According to tentative findings of the Cosmetic Ingredient Review Expert Panel, hair-straightening products that use formaldehyde or methylene glycol and heat are unsafe. They did say that the two chemicals in minimal concentrations were safe on the skin. They declared data insufficient to indicate safety status in nail hardening products. They also cautioned … Continue reading HAIR STRAIGHTENERS CALLED UNSAFE!

YIKES! WHO KNEW BEING IN THE CAR WAS COMPLICATED

(10/11. Tufts Medical Center). The windows in vehicles and buildings are often very effective at filtering ultraviolet B rays, which are the ones that give you sunburn. However, those windows generally do not filter out harmful ultraviolet A rays. They penetrate deeply and insidiously into the skin and can interfere with your body’s ability to … Continue reading YIKES! WHO KNEW BEING IN THE CAR WAS COMPLICATED


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