Everyone is affected by skin rashes at some point in their lifetime. Some patients may experience a rash just by coming in contact with a certain cleaner, chemical, or fabric, while others may deal with more chronic inflammation of the skin. Patients who have received a diagnosis of psoriasis may be curious to learn about what the condition is and the best treatment for their specific needs.
Psoriasis treatment may vary depending on the type. There are many variations of psoriasis, which include:
Once a dermatologist such as Dr. Daniel Achtman has evaluated the skin of a patient and determined their specific type of psoriasis, he can then suggest a specific form of treatment to assist in controlling the condition. The severity of the condition may also play a part in determining the best treatment plan for individuals.
There are many methods of addressing psoriasis, including prescription topical treatments, light therapy, internal medications for systemic treatment, and a combination of any of the above. Topical prescription treatments are often the first to be considered, as they are easy to use and are applied directly on the psoriasis. However, everyone reacts differently to treatments, so treatments do need to be monitored by a dermatologist to ensure patients are seeing the benefits of their therapy. Light therapy has been proven useful for individuals who have large areas of psoriasis, and systemic treatment is often recommended for those who have severe psoriasis.
A consultation appointment and physical examination of the condition is the very best way to determine the course of action needed to control the condition. Dr. Daniel Achtman can provide a thorough medical background check, and exam and properly diagnose your condition. He can then make appropriate suggestions with regard to a treatment plan that should really work with your needs and lifestyle.
If you live in the Plano area and have struggled with psoriasis treatments that have not worked, it may be time to speak with an experienced team about the other methods which can be used to address this chronic skin condition. New patients are always welcome at DSA Dermatology and you are encouraged to contact us for an appointment and meet with our quality team.
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.