Rosacea is a skin condition that is often confused with acne. It is chronic, common, and patients can experience flare-ups due to certain triggers. However, when patients have a quality team of dermatologists in Plano, TX on their side, they can easily control and manage their condition.
Rosacea is commonly seen as flushing of the face. It typically occurs around the cheeks and nose, and appears as small red pimples or blotches. Patients may just think they have rosy cheeks, but certain triggers such as spicy foods, stress, heat, and alcohol may cause a flare-up. More severe cases of rosacea can be extremely bothersome and make patients feel self-conscious about their condition. It is not contagious though it is known to affect at least 16 million Americans (45 million around the world) making it one of the most common benign skin conditions. It cannot be cured but it can be managed with medical treatment.
Drs. Daniel Achtman and Carmine McConnell of DSA Dermatology in Plano, TX can provide effective diagnosis and treatment for rosacea patients. There are many different solutions, and some patients may need to try a few before finding what works best for them. Each patient’s situation is unique and requires a customized treatment plan. In addition to avoiding or reducing triggers that are known for causing flare-ups, patients may also use any of the following:
Patients with rosacea may be able to combat the condition with the application of topical medications once or twice a day. Medications such as metronidazole, azelaic acid, sodium sulfacetamide, erythromycin, and clindamycin are all potential forms of treatment for rosacea.
Sometimes it can be easier to control a condition from the inside out, which is why some patients with chronic rosacea may be prescribed oral antibiotics for regular use or as needed when flare-ups occur. The common medications used include tetracycline, doxycycline, minocycline, and amoxicillin. These medications appear to work because of their anti-inflammatories rather than antibiotic properties.
Some patients may benefit from laser such as intense pulsed light, as well as photodynamic therapy (PDT). These treatments may address the continual redness patients experience as well as reduce the appearance of the blood vessels that commonly occur in more severe cases of rosacea. Some of these treatments also provide other benefits such as improved texture and tone of the skin and reduction of fine lines and wrinkles for anti-aging advantages.
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.