The ABC's of Your Must Do Goals
Cleaning your skin is something more than just doing what you should. It can actually change the way your skin looks, behaves, and reacts to anti-aging and acne products. You can make your skin brighter, softer, smoother, and more evenly colored. Finding the best cleanser for your skin type-such as acne prone, oily, dry, dull, blotchy, etc. is important. Using a product such as a Clarisonic is another way of getting your youthful glow back. Let us help you pick the best solution for you.
Protecting the skin against the sun’s harmful rays should begin in childhood.
Did you know…
Do you know the minimum concentration you need of zinc or titanium sunscreen to protect you?
- Skin cancers are increasing at an alarming rate and childhood sunburns contribute to this.
- You only need an SPF of 30. The “ceiling” of protection a chemical sunscreen can offer is SPF 50. Anything stronger than that exposes you to more concentrated chemical ingredients, with no additional benefits.
- Unless your sunscreen says “broad spectrum,” it is only protecting you against one type of UV ray.
- UVA is as harmful as UVB, and goes through car and airplane windows and is still there to harm you on a cloudy day?
- Chemical sunscreens decompose within 1-3 hours leaving you unprotected. Physical sunscreens (zinc oxide and titanium) can last all day.
You can enjoy outdoor activities if you wear the proper sunscreen. Elta has some of the strongest, non-irritating sunscreens available. Let us help you choose one you won’t mind wearing.
By hydrating your skin, you are improving the moisture content, hence the great variety of moisturizers on the market. Not everyone needs a moisturizer, but most of us do as we mature. Hydrating the skin helps protect it and maintain a youthful appearance. Use of a good moisturizer can decrease wrinkles, inflammation, and improve anti-aging products and procedures. Come by and see if you are in need of a moisturizer. We will examine your skin, and help you determine what products should be included or left out of your regimen. A chemical SPF of 15 does very little for your skin. Let us help you learn how to read labels and avoid false advertising.
About 90% of the aging skin we see is due to cumulative sun exposure. There are many products available to reverse or stop this damage. Do you know the best one for you? There is a seemingly endless list of options, including retinol to boost collagen, antioxidants to stop collagen destruction, peptides to reduce wrinkles like a liquid Botox, growth factors to stimulate cells, etc. More ingredients do not make a better product. Each decade demands a different strategy and we can help you understand what each product does, so you will be capable of designing your own anti-aging plan and have the best-looking skin possible.
You have the power to change your skin. You can erase sun damage, wrinkles, scars, red and brown spots, coarseness, large pores, acne and acne scars. You can remove dullness by boosting collagen production, remove pigment, erase veins, eradicate precancerous cells, etc. Your skin can become tighter, firmer, less wrinkled, and achieve a youthful and healthy glow. This can usually be done on any body part. Mild, medium, or strong chemical peels, IPL/AFT light treatments, radio wave, microdermabrasion, Fraxel, or Nd:YAG laser treatments can all help. Laser technology changes rapidly and we always strive to keep the most improved, but safest technology in our office. Come in for a consultation to explore non-surgical technology that will help you achieve your goals.
As the face ages it can sag, but also fold, wrinkle, and even shrink and lose volume. Pulling skin tight with surgical means does not always produce natural results because it doesn’t consider these natural aging concepts. To help reduce frown lines and crow’s feet, Botox would be a perfect choice. Large folds around the nose and lips are easily corrected with fillers such as Juvéderm, Restylane, Perlane, and Radiesse. Thinning and wrinkling of and around the lip area can be corrected by fillers.
As with any procedure, it is important to choose a doctor with experience and an artistic ability. Dr. Achtman and Dr. McConnell create beautiful, natural results. People will make comments like “YOU LOOK GREAT” not “WHAT DID YOU DO?”
You have many options to look your best. Take the time to gain knowledge from professional, reliable, and experienced sources so you can make the wisest and most satisfying choices.
Schedule your appointment for a complimentary skin analysis and treatment plan by calling (972) 362-9567
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.