Connective tissue disease are disorders of collagen and elastin, two essential components of our joints, muscles, and skin. Some conditions are inherited, such as epidermolysis bullosa, Marfan syndrome, and osteogeneisis imperfecta while others are acquired, such as lupus erythematosus, scleroderma, and dermatomyositis. For many of the acquired conditions, there is often a component of autoimmunity, in which the body inappropriately attacks its own healthy cells. These conditions can severely affect quality of life and can be challenging to treat, often requiring complex systemic therapies. Our board-certified dermatologists are here to provide you with superior care and navigate the intricacies of your condition with you. Dr. Melissa Costner is a renowned expert in the treatment of connective tissue and autoimmune disorders and is passionate about providing cutting-edge care for her patients with these conditions.
Autoimmune disease occurs when one’s own immune system inappropriately attacks one’s own cells, resulting in inflammation. While genetics can play a role at times, most of the time, it is unknown what triggers an autoimmune condition to arise. Some autoimmune conditions can result in hair loss, such as alopecia areata, and others can lead to photosensitive rashes, such as lupus erythematosus.
Autoimmune Conditions We Treat
- Alopecia Areata
- Autoimmune Blistering Diseases
- Behcet’s Disease
- Bullous Pemphigoid and Pemphigus
- Lupus Erythematosus
Your Connective Tissue Disease Dermatologist
Dallas Dermatology Partners is dedicated to providing innovative and compassionate skincare for patients with autoimmune and connective tissue disease in the Dallas/Fort Worth area. We understand that autoimmune and connective tissue diseases are challenging conditions to have and we feel strongly that patients with should not have to live with the symptoms of this condition.
Our board-certified dermatologists will provide you with a personalized, effective treatment plan that integrates well with your lifestyle. Our team has more than 64 years of combined experience. Moreover, Dr. Costner is a nationally renowned expert in the treatment of autoimmune and connective tissue disease and has published numerous articles and lectured on the topic at local and national meetings.
Our patients always come first, and your experience and skin health are our top priorities. Call today to schedule Dallas dermatology appointment to learn more about your treatment options.