My Dermatologist Can Do What?

There’s a common perception that dermatologists focus solely on cosmetic problems like acne, rashes, wrinkles and skin-related issues.

But dermatology extends well beyond, says Dr. Lauren Boshnick, a board-certified dermatologist with Dermatology Specialists of Illinois (DSI).

“There are a lot of autoimmune diseases that affect the skin, too,” says Boshnick. “Yes, we treat acne and warts, but sometimes people don’t completely understand the full scope of what we do.”

Boshnick recently received training for a new robotic device that allows doctors to harvest individual hairs from the back of a patient’s scalp and reinsert them in an area that needs coverage.

The state-of-the-art ARTAS robotic system, guided by AI technology, uses a scarless technique. The robotic assistance helps take away some of the fatigue doctors could face after reimplanting thousands of tiny hair strands, Boshnick says. The procedure appeals to both men and women.
“The nice thing is, doing it with a dermatologist – people who are the skin, hair and nail experts – we really understand the anatomy of the scalp, the hair, the different types of hair loss,” she says. “Even if you’re not a candidate for this procedure, we can figure out another treatment plan that works.”

That’s not all a dermatologist can do. DSI’s team can also help to treat weak pelvic floor muscles with an Emsella device that strengthens the pelvic floor and potentially corrects urinary incontinence by “working out” muscles rapidly.

“Our founder, Dr. Vikram Khanna, is a father of three, so he knows it can help moms,” says Boshnick. “And it’s not just women. It can help men after prostate surgery or those who have problems with their pelvic floor.”

Dermatology Specialists of Illinois is located in Algonquin, Woodstock, Lake Barrington and Huntley. To schedule an appointment call (847) 458-7546.