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Compassionate treatment for hair loss from Algonquin dermatology team

hair loss treatment from Illinois Dermatologist Alopecia, the clinical term for hair loss, is a common concern. While it is not usually a health hazard, hair loss can be a warning sign of a deeper medical condition. In any case, it is a source of heartbreak and embarrassment to men, women, and children, as they see the impact on their appearance. Dr. Vikram Khanna and his team bring hope to these individuals, with a wealth of medical dermatologic knowledge, and compassion. Effective treatment options for hair loss are waiting for you at Dermatology Specialists of Illinois in Algonquin.

Determining the cause of hair loss

There are hundreds of potential causes, ranging from heredity to primary skin diseases, drug interaction, nutritional deficiencies, infections, and internal diseases. The source of hair loss, or combination of contributing factors, has to be determined before an effective treatment plan may be designed.

Dr. Khanna begins with a thorough evaluation of the clinical pattern of hair loss, to determine the fundamental cause.
Diagnosis includes:
  • Physical examination of the scalp and hair.
  • Review of the patient’s medical background.
  • Discussion of family history of hair loss.
  • Laboratory testing.

Arresting hair loss and encouraging growth

We utilize the latest technologies and techniques to stop shedding, prevent further hair loss, and encourage regrowth, including:
  • Topical medications such as minoxidil are applied to the scalp to slow thinning and stimulate growth.
  • Injections of corticosteroids into the scalp, if alopecia areata is cause by systemic inflammation.
  • Oral medicine (finasteride), which reduces the amount of dihydrotestosterone produced by a man’s body. DHT constricts hair follicles.
  • Laser therapies to improve circulation in the scalp.
  • Nutritional supplements that foster healthy hair growth.
Dr. Khanna and his team understand the helpless and devastated feelings associated with alopecia. At Dermatology Specialists of Illinois in Algonquin, you can count on considerate answers and discreet care that gets results. Call (844) 307-7546.

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With over 20 years of experience in dermatology, Dr. Vikram "Vic" Khanna began his education and training at Feinberg School of Medicine Northwestern University. He was the chief resident at the dermatology department at Case Western Reserve University and continues to update and refine his extensive skills with daily advances in the industry.

As a board-certified dermatologist, he continues to dedicate his time to serving his patients of all ages and provides general, cosmetic, and medical solutions for the skin, hair, nails, and body. He was also recently certified for Mohs Micrographic Dermatologic Surgery by the American Board of Dermatology.

Dr. Lauren Boshnick is committed to providing her patients the highest-quality medical, surgical, and cosmetic dermatologic care. She is passionate about cosmetic dermatology and is also interested in diagnosing and treating skin cancer, acne, psoriasis, and atopic dermatitis.

She earned her undergraduate degree from the University of Western Ontario, Canada and her medical degree from the American University of the Caribbean. She pursued specialized training in dermatology at top medical centers worldwide, including Mayo Clinic, Cleveland Clinic, Mt. Sinai, and Oxford before completing her residency at Florida State University, where she served as chief resident.

After training, Dr. Boshnick worked in a private practice in Florida, performing complex skin cancer surgeries and providing cosmetic dermatology services. She is a member of the AAD.

A board certified dermatologist and micrographic dermatologic surgeon, Dr. David Othman has over 10 years of experience in medical, cosmetic, and surgical dermatology.

With a B.S. in Microbiology and an M.H.S.A. from the University of Michigan and an M.D. from Northeast Ohio Medical University, Dr. Othman completed his training at Indiana University. He is currently Program Director of the Cook County Hospital residency program, Assistant Professor at Rush University, Clinical Assistant Professor at Rosalind Franklin, and Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor at Midwestern University. Having published numerous articles and presented at national conferences, he is a diplomate of the American Board of Dermatology and fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology and American Society of Dermatologic Surgery.