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~~ Dr. D Achtman, Dr. C McConnell & Dr. J Achtman and DSA Dermatology Staff ~~
4010 West Park Boulevard
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 RISKS OF LASER HAIR REMOVAL

(The New York Times 1/6/14) Laser hair removal has become very popular in the last few years. Unfortunately, more procedures are being performed each year by non-physicians, who have minimal training. Improper treatment can lead to infection, scarring, burns, and permanent change in skin color. Sensitive areas such as the bikini line, moustache area, and legs can be particularly prone to problems. The percentage of adverse outcomes, and legal action for laser hair removal performed by non-physicians rose to 78% in 2011, compared to 36% in 2008. Similar problems arose in the use of IPL, or PhotoFacial Lasers as well. The public’s perception is that anyone can operate these machines as they are not all that complicated. This is just not true. The treatments are considered medical in 35 States, 26 States require on site medical supervision, and 11 States have no regulations for these laser operations. The biggest problem is that there is very little oversight of the laser operators, who often have very poor training.
 
HERE ARE SOME SUGGESTIONS TO BE SAFE.
 
*DO YOUR OWN DUE DILIGENCE. IS THERE A DOCTOR WHO IS DOING THE PROCEDURE? IS THE DOCTOR TRAINED IN LASERS THEMSELVES? HAVE THEY JUST HIRED SOMEONE WHO DOES NOT HAVE A MEDICAL BACK GROUND AND WHO HAS ONLY BEEN TRAINED BY THE LASER COMPANY? IS THERE SOMEONE THERE WHO CAN RECOGNIZE COMPLICATIONS AND TREAT THEM PROMPTLY.
 
*ASK WHO WILL PERFORM THE TREATMENT, WHAT ARE THEIR QUALIFICATIONS, HAVE THEY TREATED YOUR SKIN COLOR AND TYPE, AS WELL AS THE BODY PART YOU ARE REQUESTING TREATMENT ON?
 
*WHO WILL BE REVIEWING YOUR MEDICAL HISTORY? IF YOU HAVE DIABETES, CANCER, IMMUNE PROBLEMS, LUPUS, KELOID PROBLEMS, HAVE BEEN ON ACCUTANE, HAVE SKIN OF COLOR, A CURRENT SUNTAN, ACTIVE HERPES, OR HAVE HAD A POOR OUTCOME WITH LASER HAIR REMOVAL BEFORE, YOU SHOULD CONSIDER TALKING TO YOUR DERMATOLOGIST.
 
* NOT ALL LASERS ARE CREATED EQUAL. SOME INEXPENSIVE LASERS CANNOT TREAT ALL SKIN COLORS AND ARE MORE LIKELY TO CAUSE PROBLEMS. LASERS CAN COST BETWEEN A COUPLE OF THOUSAND DOLLARS TO WELL OVER $150,000. THE CHEAPER THE LASER THE LESS SAFETY FEATURES IT HAS. ULTIMATELY, THE LASER’S SAFETY DEPENDS ON THE KNOWLEDGE OF ITS HUMAN OPERATOR. YOUR LASER HAIR PROFESSIONAL SHOULD KNOW ALL THE TYPES OF HAIR LASERS AVAILABLE, AND KNOW WHICH ONES WOULD WORK BEST ON YOUR SKIN TYPE. IF THEY DON’T HAVE THAT LASER, THEY SHOULD REFER YOU TO SOMEONE WHO HAS ONE. A GOOD FACILITY WANTS YOU TO HAVE A GOOD OUTCOME, AND THEY SHOULD NOT BE RELUCTANT TO REFUSE TO TREAT YOU AND MAKE SUGGESTIONS WHERE YOU WILL BE BETTER SUITED TO BE TREATED.
 
* NEVER, NEVER BE SHY ABOUT PAIN WITH A LASER. DON’T BE BRAVE; YOU DON’T HAVE TO. LASER HAIR REMOVAL DOESNOT HAVE TO BE PAINFUL THESE DAYS. IF IT REALLY HURTS TELL YOUR OPERATOR AND THEY SHOULD STOP, EXAMINE YOU AND MAKE CHANGES IN THE LASER SETTINGS. JUST BECAUSE IT IS THE SAME “SETTING” AS LAST TIME, IT DOESN’T MEAN IT’S CORRECT THE NEXT TIME. YOUR LASER OPERATOR HAS TO BE ABLE TO RECOGNIZE CHANGES IN YOUR SKIN, AND CHANGES IN THEIR LASER THAT REQUIRE THEM TO ADJUST THE SETTINGS. THIS IS ONLY POSSIBLE IF THAT PERSON HAS CORRECT TRAINING, AND A GOOD AMOUNT OF EXPERIENCE. IF YOU THINK YOU HAVE A COMPLICATION, CALL YOUR DOCTOR RIGHT AWAY. DON’T WAIT! MOST THINGS CAN BE SUCCESSFULLY TREATED IF SEEN EARLY BY A QUALIFIED DOCTOR EXPERIENCED IN SKIN TREATMENTS.
 
* IF YOU THINK YOU ARE IN A HIGH RISK GROUP, TALK TO A PHYSICIAN WHO IS EXPERIENCED IN TREATING SKIN, AND CONSIDER ASKING FOR A TEST SPOT. A GOOD OPERATOR WON’T MIND THIS AT ALL.

DSA Dermatology

DSA Dermatology Best Doctors Dr. Daniel S. Achtman DSA Dermatology Best Doctors Dr. Carmine G. McConnell DSA Dermatology Best Doctors Dr. Jordan. Achtman

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.

American Academy of Dermatology American Board of Dermatology American Society for Dermatologic Surgery AMERICAN SOCIETY FOR LASER MEDICINE AND SURGERY