Years in the sun can result in sun damaged skin. Many of us have enjoyed long summer days outside, and while tanned skin may look attractive, it is not healthy. As patients age, skin damage begin to show as areas of hyperpigmentation on the face and body. This damage is often called “sun spots” or “age spots” and appear as various brown spots on any area of the skin.
Patients in and around Plano, TX often visit DSA Dermatology to discuss with Drs. Daniel Achtman and Carmine McConnell the treatment methods available for sun damaged skin. Patients are typically introduced to a wide range of services that can make dramatic improvements in the texture and tone of the skin. The following services may be suggested:
- Topical creams to lighten the skin
- Laser therapies
- Chemical peels
In addition to using the above services to achieve healthier looking skin, our team will also educate patients on how to protect their skin from the sun’s rays. UV exposure is the leading cause of skin cancer, so wearing high SPF sunscreen every day is highly recommended. Drs. Daniel Achtman and Carmine McConnell take the time to educate patients on proper skin care routines and they explain how they can be used to improve the health of the skin. This may include appropriate cleansers for their skin, moisturizers, anti-aging products and sun protection based on how often and how long they are outdoors in the sun. Patients may also be encouraged to schedule annual skin cancer checks to ensure any unusual skin growths, discolorations, or changes in moles are not a sign of a more serious problem that needs immediate attention.
Patients in the Plano, TX area seeking treatment for sun damaged skin should start the process by booking an examination and consultation visit with our team of professionals at DSA Dermatology. We recommend this because it is a wonderful time for the patients to discuss their concerns and allow the dermatologist the opportunity to make suggestions as to the best possible solutions available to improve their concerns.
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.