(MedPage Today 3/8/13).
In a study presented at the annual AAD convention of over 500 people with a history of receiving tattoos, it seemed that at least one-third of them regretted their decision. Interestingly enough, twice as many men regretted it as women did, and the numbers rose to three times as many men regretting their tattoo as women if they received it at the age of 16 or younger.
ONE HAS TO WONDER WHERE THESE TATTOOS CAME FROM. ONE HAS TO BE 18 YEARS OF AGE IN THE STATE OF TEXAS TO RECEIVE A TATTOO. MANY STATES HAVE LOWER AGES, AND IF THE MINOR HAS A NOTE FROM A PARENT SOME STATES ALLOW 11-YEAR-OLDS TO OBTAIN A TATTOO AS LONG AS IT IS NOT DEEMED OBSCENE. YOU WONDER HOW EASY IT WOULD BE TO FORGE THIS KIND OF CONSENT. MAYBE IT IS A THOUGHT TO DISCOURAGE KIDS FROM GETTING TATTOOS UNTIL THEY ARE 21 YEARS OF AGE AND PREVENT THE 30+ PERCENT OF THEM FROM REGRETTING IT AND HAVING TO UNDERGO THE EXPENSIVE, PAINFUL, AND SCARRING PROCEDURES THAT ARE REQUIRED TO REMOVE THEM. TOO BAD YOUTH DIDN’T COME WITH MORE WISDOM!
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.