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Deerfield Dermatology Associates
707 Lake Cook Road, Suite 280
Deerfield, IL 60015
(847) 480-0004
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By Deerfield Dermatology Associates
December 06, 2017
Category: Dermatology
Tags: Warts  

While most skin warts are not necessarily dangerous, they can be unsightly, as well as uncomfortable depending on their location. Warts wartsare caused by a virus known as the Human Papillomavirus (HPV). Warts can be contagious so it is important to seek treatment to prevent them from spreading to other areas of the body. The doctors at Deerfield Dermatology Associates are your experienced Deerfield, IL dermatologists for the treatment of all types of warts.

Types of Warts

There are different types of warts, including common warts, plantar or foot warts, and flat warts. Common warts tend to appear on the fingers or back of the hand. Plantar warts grow on the bottom of the feet and are likely to develop after walking around barefoot on unclean, damp surfaces, such as those in locker rooms and around public pools. Flat warts crop up on any area of the body and tend to be both smaller and smoother than common warts or foot warts. Flat warts also tend to crop up in clusters rather than as an isolated wart.

Treatments for Warts

Some types of warts can go away on their own, particularly in children. In other cases, treatment is necessary to eliminate the wart and prevent it from returning. Your Deerfield dermatologist can examine your warts and recommend the most effective treatment option. Possible treatments for warts include:

  • Over-the-counter ointments or medications
  • Prescription ointments
  • Prescription medication
  • Cryotherapy (freezing the wart off)
  • Electrosurgery (burning the wart off)
  • Laser cautery

In addition to the above treatments for warts, there are proactive measures you can take to prevent the warts from spreading. Since warts are contagious, it is important to avoid touching them. Otherwise, additional warts could crop up in other areas of the body. If you have plantar warts on the feet, avoid walking around barefoot on damp surfaces. Keep the feet clean and dry to prevent additional warts from developing.

If you struggle with warts anywhere on the face or body, there are treatments that can help. To schedule an appointment to discuss wart removal and treatment with a Deerfield, IL dermatologist, call Deerfield Dermatology Associates at (847) 480-0004.

By Deerfield Dermatology Associates
October 03, 2017
Category: Dermatology
Tags: Botox   wrinkles   fin-lines   anti-aging  

Discover how Botox could help take years off your face.botox

A lot of people are looking for that magic formula or cream that is going to make them look younger. While some over-the-counter products can work over time, often times they don’t offer the results that so many people are looking to achieve. If you want to smooth away certain facial lines and wrinkles then it’s time that you turned to our Deerfield, IL, dermatologists for Botox treatment.

What is Botox?

Botox is injected into certain muscles of the face to temporarily relax the muscles and to prevent them from contracting. Since these muscles won’t be able to contract it will smooth away dynamic wrinkles and lines caused by making facial expressions such as laughing or squinting. These needles contain a purified form of botulinum toxin that when administered by our Deerfield, IL, skin doctor is a safe way to improve the appearance of your skin.

What kinds of wrinkles can Botox treat?

There are certain lines and wrinkles that will respond well to Botox. Take a second to look in the mirror and smile. What lines appear as a result of your smiling? Do you see crow’s feet creeping around your eyes? Do wrinkles line your forehead? If so, these are the wrinkles that will be able to be smoothed away with Botox; however, wrinkles caused by age or sun damage won’t respond to this type of cosmetic treatment.

Is it painful?

Most people hear the word needles and immediately worry that treatment will hurt. We are here to tell you that there is really nothing to worry about. These needles are very thin and easily tolerated by our patients. In fact, most people say they feel nothing more than a slight pinch or burning when the needles are administered. Plus, this discomfort only lasts a couple seconds.

Of course, if you are still a little on edge about getting Botox talk to us about applying a numbing cream over the area prior to treatment.

Will results last forever?

Botox results usually show up about three to four days after treatment and last for about three to four months. If you love the way Botox refreshed your look then you can continue to maintain your results by coming in every few months for follow-up injections.

Are you ready to get Botox treatment in Deerfield, IL? If so, then the next step is to find out if you are the ideal candidate for this cosmetic treatment. Call Deerfield Dermatology Associates today.

By Deerfield Dermatology Associates
August 09, 2017
Category: Skin Health
Tags: skin cancer  

Are you worried that skin cancer treatments will affect your appearance? Thanks to technological advancements, skin cancer surgery is skin cancermore precise than ever, resulting in smaller scars in many cases. The Deerfield, IL, dermatologists at Deerfield Dermatology Associates discuss skin cancer treatment options.

Skin cancer treatments

Treatment options vary depending on the type of severity of your cancer, but may include:

  • Cryosurgery: Freezing skin cells can be an effective way to destroy your cancer. During cryotherapy treatment, liquid nitrogen is applied to your skin. In the days after you leave our Deerfield office, the treated area will form a crust, which will eventually fall off, removing the cancerous cells.
  • Topical Medication: Applying strong topical medications to skin cancer can destroy more superficial types of cancer. The medication triggers the production of a natural body chemical that attacks and destroys cancerous cells. Topical medications are applied every day for several weeks.
  • Curettage and Electrodesiccation: After scraping away your tumor, your dermatologist heats the area with an electrocautery needle. The heat not only reduces bleeding but also destroys any cancerous cells that remain behind after the tumor is removed.
  • Excisional Surgery: During excisional surgery, your tumor is removed with a scalpel. Your doctor also removes a section of healthy skin surrounding the cancerous area. After the procedure, the tumor is sent to a laboratory. If cancer cells remain, you'll need to return for an additional excisional surgery procedure.
  • Mohs Surgery: Mohs surgery reduces scarring and the need for skin grafts by removing skin layer by layer. While you wait, the layer is examined under a microscope. If cancer cells remain, an additional layer will be removed. When there are no more signs of cancer, the surgery ends. Mohs surgery is most often used to treat squamous and basal cell skin cancers, although it may also be an effective treatment for melanoma, in some cases.
  • Radiation Therapy: No scalpels are needed with radiation therapy. Instead, cancerous cells are destroyed with high-energy radiation. If radiation therapy is recommended, you'll need multiple treatments to ensure that all cancer cells are destroyed.

Protect your health by obtaining prompt treatment for your skin cancer. Call the Deerfield, IL, dermatologists at Deerfield Dermatology Associates at (847) 480-0004 to schedule an appointment.

By Deerfield Dermatology Associates
June 05, 2017
Category: Skin Health
Tags: skin cancer   moles  

Are you concerned about a new or changing mole?moles

Summer can be an exciting time. The weather is beautiful and it’s time to enjoy days in the sunshine. Of course, sporting those summer clothes also means that you are more likely to notice some new moles that have cropped up. Our Deerfield, IL, dermatologists are here to provide a little insight into what warning signs to look out for and when you should come in for a checkup.

If you have a family history of melanoma or skin cancer, or if you are starting to notice new moles, then it’s a good idea to perform a self-exam every month on yourself. If you don’t have these risk factors then it may be safe to do this every other month. When performing these skin exams, be on the lookout for these warning signs:

  • Moles that have a blurry, uneven, jagged or poorly defined border (healthy males will have a clearly defined and circular border)
  • Moles that are asymmetrical (meaning that one-half is not the same size or shape as the other half)
  • Moles that have more than one color (suspicious moles may have specks of brown, black, white, blue or red)
  • Moles that are larger than the eraser tip of a pencil
  • Moles that bleed, or are itchy or painful
  • Moles that have suddenly appeared (as opposed to moles that you’ve had all of your life)

One great way to continue to monitor how a suspicious mole is evolving is to snap some photos of it when you perform your next self-exam. In a month, come back to the mole and take some more photos. Then compare the images to see if there have been any changes to the color, shape or size. If you notice any changes then it’s time to see our Deerfield, IL, skin doctor right away for an evaluation. When in doubt, give us a call.

Deerfield Dermatology is dedicated to making sure you have healthy skin for years to come. Skin cancer is serious and potentially fatal if ignored. By coming into our Deerfield, IL, dermatology office once a year for a skin exam, you could just protect yourself against melanoma.

By Deerfield Dermatology Associates
March 30, 2017
Category: Dermatology
Tags: Acne  

Acne is typically associated with teenagers, but the truth is that it can also be a problem for adults. Even if you have always had clear acneskin and never had to deal with acne in your teenage years, it can still become a problem later in life for a number of reasons, ranging from hormones to stress and other lifestyle factors. The dermatologists at Deerfield Dermatology Associates in Deerfield, IL offer a range of acne treatment and skin care options for adults and teenagers.

Adult Acne Treatment in Deerfield, IL

Acne breakouts range from mild to severe, and are most common on the face, neck, chest, back and shoulders (but can technically occur anywhere on the body). Skin is covered in tiny pores. They are the openings to the hair follicles, and contain sebaceous glands that produce oils. Pores can become clogged and infected with bacteria, which causes outbreaks of pimples. According to the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases, the most common types of pimples are:

  • Blackheads
  • Whiteheads
  • Papules
  • Nodules
  • Pustules
  • Cysts

What Causes Acne?

Although some people may be more prone than others, anyone can develop a break out at any time. Some of the most common causes include:

  • Hormones (puberty, menstruation, pregnancy, birth control pills, and menopause)
  • Genetics and family history
  • Side effects from certain medications
  • Skin irritation from make up or other products

How is Acne Treated?

Many acne break outs are temporary and resolve on their own without treatment. However some forms, like cysts, can lead to scarring and should always be treated by a dermatologist in order to avoid permanent scars. Treatments will vary from person to person depending on a number of factors like the type of acne, the cause, individual skin type, and lifestyle factors. A dermatologist may recommend self care and a personalized cleansing routine, over the counter or prescription oral or topical medications, and lifestyle modifications.

Find a Dermatologist in Deerfield, IL

For more information on acne prevention and treatment, and to maintain healthy, clear skin at any age, contact Deerfield Dermatology Associates by calling (847) 480-0004 to schedule an appointment with a board certified dermatologist today.





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