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Economical mole removal available in Algonquin

mole removal from Illinois Dermatologist 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.

Call (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.

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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.