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Don't be embarrassed: Dermatology Specialists of Illinois can help remove them

Warts treatment, Illinois Warts are growths that occur when a virus infects the top layer of skin. These growths are most common on hands and feet, but can be found on any part of the body. They are typically skin-colored and rough, but may be dark and smooth. Women, men, and children with warts find gentle, effective treatment in Algonquin and Woodstock with Dr. Vikram (Vic) Khanna and his team at Dermatology Specialists of Illinois.

What causes warts?

This human papillomavirus enters skin through a tiny scratch, cut, or wound, triggering warts. The virus is contagious and spreads through contact with the wart itself, or by touching surfaces with which the wart had been in contact.

Women are more susceptible than men, and youths aged 12 to 16 are the highest risk group. Contributing factors include:
  • Females have more delicate skin.
  • Teens tend to bite nails and pick at cuticles and hangnails.
  • Children have more physical contact with one another than adults.
  • Kids play sports that lead to scrapes and cuts, and are in locker rooms, where the virus spreads easily.

When treatment for warts is warranted

Warts are not a health hazard, and they may disappear in time – possibly months or years. Once the surface skin has been infected with HPV, the virus remains permanently integrated in the DNA of skin cells. Even when it appears that the wart is resolved, it can sprout back up at any time.

Most people are embarrassed by the appearance of warts, and the growths can be uncomfortable where clothing rubs. Fortunately, a number of effective wart removal techniques are available. It is important to treat warts when they are smaller and weaker. When the tissue becomes thick and well-rooted, the wart is harder to treat.

Call Dermatology Specialists of Illinois in Algonquin and Woodstock at (844) 307-7546 to discuss removal of warts.
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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.