Acne affects millions of Americans, and not just teenagers. Adult acne is a common struggle for patients. Visiting a dermatologist in the area of Plano, TX is the first step in getting a proper diagnosis and discussing effective treatments.
What causes acne?
Acne is caused by the sebaceous glands, which secrete sebum. This oily substance, when overproduced, can clog hair follicles and pores and allow bacteria to grow. Bacteria leads to inflammation, which causes the pustules and nodules associated with acne.
Acne occurs in many varieties, so having a thorough examination done by a dermatologist is the first step in deciding which services are needed for improvement. Some acne may be more aggressive than others. There are nodules, pustules, cysts, whiteheads, and blackheads, just to name a few. By understanding the type of acne, the dermatologist often has the opportunity to determine the best possible treatment.
Treatment for acne
Treatment for acne will vary. Some patients need to go through several types of medications and services before they find the right balance that works for them. They must be patient throughout this process and know that they can see results with the best product. Often, the dermatologist starts by advising patients to use appropriate cleansers, MOISTURIZERS AND MAKEUP. SOMETIMES TO PREVENT SCARRING YOUR DERMATOLOGIST MAY SUGGEST TOPICAL OR ORAL MEDICATIONS. These can help keep the sebum from clogging pores to reduce future breakouts. Once THE ACNE is under control, then OTHER COMPLIMENTARY treatments may include laser therapies, chemical peels, and even microdermabrasion that can be incorporated into a skin care routine for optimum results.
Drs. Achtman and McConnell of DSA Dermatology encourage patients of all ages and genders who are struggling with acne to learn more about their condition and find effective treatments. Many patients are self-conscious about the appearance of their skin due to acne, and getting a treatment that works can be life-changing for many. We can work with individuals to find what functions best for their situation and the type of acne they are experiencing IN ORDER to clear THIER skin and give them back THIER SELF CONFIDENCE AND SMILE. Contact our front office team at (972) 362-9567 today to make an appointment.
Why Choose DSA Dermatology?
At DSA Dermatology, we bring to you the best of not one but three leading dermatologists in Plano TX,
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.