What options are available for the treatment of skin cancer in Plano, TX area practice?
Drs. Achtman and McConnell in Plano, TX are dermatologists who work with patients to provide solutions for the hair, skin, nails, and body. When patients come in for screenings or to evaluate an area of concern and are diagnosed with skin cancer, they may want to know what options they have available for treatment. Our practice offers a variety of solutions, or referral to professionals who can help. Below is a small sample of the treatment options available for patients who have been diagnosed with this condition:
- Excision – for small areas around moles and other skin growths, many patients will find that excision is one of the most effective ways to quickly and easily remove the areas of cancer. Drs. Achtman and McConnell can make a recommendation for this removal if the area is relatively small and contained.
- Anti-cancer creams – sometimes, topical creams can be used on a daily basis to target the cancer cells without having to cut into the skin and create scarring. These may include popular medications such as Aldara and Zyclara.
- Mohs micrographic surgery – for recurring cancers or cancers that are in highly visible areas of the body or face, Mohs micrographic surgery may be recommended. This surgical procedure is done by a specialist through referral to remove all areas of cancerous cells. This is done in a conservative way to reduce the chances of requiring restorative surgeries later on to address the aftereffects of cancer. Our team works closely with a Mohs micrographic surgeon that we can provide a referral for our patients to ensure their cancer is addressed with this treatment if so desired.
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If you have undergone a skin cancer screening and a biopsy has confirmed cancer cells, or if you have an area biopsied that has been determined as cancer, it is incredibly important for patients to seek treatment as soon as possible for their condition. Drs. Achtman and McConnell of DSA Dermatology in Plano, TX proudly offer solutions for patients to consider. Book an appointment at 5072 W. Plano Pkwy, Suite 150, Plano by calling (972) 362-9567 today!
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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.