Economical mole removal available in Algonquin
Moles are growths formed by cells in the skin that produce pigment, so they are often brown, black, or bluish (but may be flesh-toned). Moles are usually harmless. However, you may want to have a mole removed for cosmetic reasons, or if it causes discomfort such as rubbing on clothing, jewelry, or your computer keyboard. It is best to check with a dermatologist if you have a mole that looks different from others. If the doctor suspects that it could be cancerous, he will recommend mole removal. Patients in the Algonquin area find this service at Dermatology Specialists of Illinois
Mole removal methods
Dr. Vikram Khanna typically uses one of these procedures for mole removal:
- Surgical Excision – The mole is completely cut out of the skin, removing the entire growth. Stitches are necessary to close the skin.
- Surgical Shave – The doctor shaves the mole off of the skin with a surgical blade, removing the protuberance. No sutures are required for this method.
Economy, efficiency, and precaution
Unlike most surgeons, a dermatologist is able to remove moles in the office. This saves patients a lot of money compared to specialists who perform the procedure in an ambulatory surgical center or hospital, at quadruple or quintuple the cost!
At Dermatology Specialists of Illinois, we get to know our patients personally. We find that they’d rather have treatment here, in the care of a friendly staff they already know and trust. In addition, we understand busy schedules. The entire appointment for mole removal normally takes less than an hour.
The health and safety of patients is our top concern. Once a mole has been removed, Dr. Khanna makes sure that it has been biopsied (tested for cancer by a qualified dermatopathologist). Our providers are experts in these procedures and work with excellent dermatopathologists.
(844) 307-7546 to schedule a mole removal appointment in Algonquin.
Trust Dermatology Specialists of Illinois in Algonquin for removal of a bothersome or suspicious mole. Call (844) 307-7546 for an appointment with Dr. Khanna.