Drs. Daniel Achtman and Carmine McConnell of Plano, TX provide patients with quality, comprehensive skin care solutions at DSA Dermatology. At their practice, they can help patients with both medical and cosmetic concerns. They welcome new patients to their state-of-the-art facility.
It is common for patients with psoriasis to seek long-term treatment from our dermatological team. Psoriasis is an immune system dysfunction that can result in the development of excess skin cells. These cells can cause a rash or build-up that results in the appearance of blisters or white, scaly patches. There are several different variations of psoriasis, which include:
Patients with psoriasis may have it due to a genetic condition or from triggers such as stress, though the exact cause is unknown. Drs. Daniel Achtman and Carmine McConnell are here to provide patients with a thorough, accurate diagnosis of their condition and then speak to them about the ways in which they can control it.
Psoriasis is known as a chronic condition, though patients do have many treatment solutions that can help reduce flare-ups and improve the texture and appearance of the skin.
Topical treatments are medications that are applied to the skin directly onto the area. They may include corticosteroids, vitamin D, anthralin, retinoids, calcineurin inhibitors, coal tar, and salicylic acid. Some patients may try several of these until they find the most effective topical solution for their specific type of psoriasis. This is where an accurate diagnosis can be helpful in reducing the number of treatment options to try for effective results.
The use of natural or artificial light can help in providing an effective treatment for psoriasis sufferers. Ultraviolet light has been shown to improve symptoms, so natural sunlight, UVB phototherapy, Excimer laser therapy, or photochemotherapy may be beneficial treatment options for psoriasis rash.
Drs. Daniel Achtman and Carmine McConnell may also suggest treatments that can provide assistance from the inside out, such as oral medications. These include retinoids, methotrexate, cyclosporine, and immunomodulator drugs for altering the immune system and treating the condition at its core.
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.