Skin cancer screenings with Dr. Jordan Achtman
While skin cancer is highly treatable when caught early, it can be deadly if it goes undetected. That’s why skin cancer screenings are so important. A full body evaluation can potentially save your life and should be done annually to monitor for early indications that skin cancer is present. Dr. Jordan Achtman of DSA Dermatology in Plano, Texas, is here to help with skin cancer mole checks and thorough screenings.
What can I expect during my skin cancer screening?
Dr. Jordan Achtman is pleased to offer full-body scans for skin cancer to look for any early signs and indications. These scans involve a thorough evaluation of the entire body to look for signs of skin cancer. Skin cancer may present as a wound that won’t heal, a newly developed mole or a mole changing in size, shape, and color, or unexplained skin growth. Calling a dermatologist for an evaluation when changes occur in the skin can ensure you are proactive about monitoring for early signs to ensure early detection if issues develop in the future. If there is an area of concern, a sample called a biopsy may be removed and evaluated further at a lab to look for skin cancer cells.
How often should I be evaluated for skin cancer?
If you’re over the age of 50 or have a family history of skin cancer, you should get a full-body examination performed at least once a year. If you have any concerns about your risk factors or notice any changes in your skin, such as changing moles or new skin growths, an appointment can be made to evaluate the specific concern.
Make skin cancer screenings a part of your routine health evaluations
Dr. Jordan Achtman at DSA Dermatology encourages patients to be proactive about screening for skin cancer to ensure early detection. If you are due for your annual skin cancer screening, we encourage you to book an evaluation at DSA Dermatology. Our facility is located at 5072 W. Plano Parkway, Ste. #150, Plano, TX, and can be reached to request an appointment at (972) 362-9567.
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.