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Play it safe with screening of moles at Algonquin dermatology practice

DSI Telehealth Moles

DSI Telehealth Moles
Hi if you've got moles and you're concerned about them whether for medical reasons or cosmetic reasons let's evaluate them. At dermatology specialists of Illinois, we would like to do these visits virtually right now during the COVID 19 period. These virtual visits are done through popular platforms like Skype or facetime or doc c doc ni. These are these apps can facilitate an in-person visit so you can do them from the safety and comfort of your home. We'll hook you up with a provider here at dermatology specialists of Illinois and we'll be happy to communicate with you and evaluate these moles. Don't delay treatment if you suspect your mole is changing. Our number is eight four seven four five eight seven five four six please call us or text us at eight four seven four five eight seven five four six and get your evaluation of your moles done right away.

Moles treatment, Illinois Moles (technically called melanocytic nevi) are a very common skin growth affecting people of all skin types. Almost everyone has at least one mole on their body, and many people have 50 to 100 benign moles. It is important to have moles mapped and checked by a dermatologist at least once a year. Dr. Vikram Khanna urges patients with moles to schedule annual screening at Dermatology Specialists of Illinois, in Algonquin. He also helps patients understand how to check their moles at home, and determine which moles might be of concern.

What causes moles?

Moles are simply skin cells that form in a cluster, rather than being spread out evenly. Melanocytes, the type of cells that make up moles, create the pigment that gives color to skin.

They are usually brown or black, and may appear anywhere on the skin, singly or in clusters. Moles typically show up during the first 30 years of life, then change slowly. They may become raised, a different color, or sprout hair. Some disappear naturally, and others darken with sun exposure.

The importance of screening

While most moles are benign, there are cases in which they should be observed for possible cancer concerns. This kind of cancer is called malignant melanoma, and is very serious. The incidence of melanoma is quite high and increasing every year. If left untreated, it usually becomes fatal. Fortunately, early treatment of melanoma is often simple and results in a cure in most cases.

At an initial skin cancer screening, Dr. Khanna maps the location of moles as a baseline. He also makes note of any suspicious moles to watch closely for future changes.

If you notice changes to a current mole, or discover the appearance of new moles, call Dermatology Specialists of Illinois right away for an appointment in Algonquin. The number is (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.