We found 5 providers with an interest in skin issues near Chicago Heights, IL.

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Dr. Edmund Chun Ying Chow, MD
Specializes in Dermatology
333 Dixie Highway
Chicago Hts, IL

Dr. Edmund Chow is a specialist in dermatology (skin disorders). Clinical interests for Dr. Chow include hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating), laser resurfacing, and mole removal. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He has an open panel. He graduated from Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School.

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Relevant Interests: , melasma, acne scars

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Botox Injection, Laser Resurfacing, Venous Disease, Mohs Surgery, Hyperhidrosis, Mole ... (Read more)

Dr. May J Chow, MD
Specializes in Surgical Dermatology
3700 West 203rd Street
Olympia Fields, IL

Dr. May Chow's area of specialization is surgical dermatology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Chow include facial problems, rosacea, and dermabrasion. She has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Chow is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. She completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Chicago. In addition to English, she speaks Chinese. Dr. Chow is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , rosacea, acne, melasma, skin issues, acne scars

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Botox Injection, Dysport Injection, CO2 Laser Treatment, Laser Resurfacing, Lip ... (Read more)

Dr. William Beatty Evans, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
Matteson, IL

Dr. William Evans is a nephrologist. Clinical interests for Dr. Evans include TCA peel, rosacea, and jessner peel. Dr. Evans is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine and residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Dr. Evans is professionally affiliated with MetroSouth Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , rosacea, acne, acne scars

All Interests: Botox Injection, Laser Resurfacing, Hair Transplant, Injectable Fillers, Juvederm, Laser Hair ... (Read more)

Dr. William J Ennis, MBA, DO
Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Wound Care
20201 Crawford Avenue
Olympia Fields, IL

Dr. William Ennis sees patients in Olympia Fields, IL, Chicago, IL, and Evergreen Park, IL. His medical specialties are general surgery, vascular surgery, and wound care. Before performing his residency at Largo Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Midwestern University, Dr. Ennis attended New York College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school. In his practice, Dr. Ennis focuses on diabetic foot ulcers, pressure ulcers (bedsores), and vasculitis. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetic foot ulcers, pressure ulcers (bedsores)

All Interests: Wounds, Diabetic Foot Ulcers, Lower Extremity Problems, Pressure Ulcers, Vasculitis

Dr. Jeffery Stuart Flagg, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
1820 Ridge Road; Suite 301
Homewood, IL

Dr. Jeffery Flagg specializes in plastic surgery. His clinical interests include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He is a graduate of the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. Patient reviews placed Dr. Flagg at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5.

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Relevant Interests: , skin cancer

All Interests: Eyelid Surgery, Dermabrasion, Botulinum Toxin Injection, Breast Augmentation, Microsurgery, Laser ... (Read more)

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What are Skin Issues?

The skin is the largest organ in the body, protecting and covering our more sensitive inner organs. Considering its size and that it is constantly exposed to the elements, the skin is usually relatively problem-free. However that doesn’t mean that issues don’t come up from time to time that might need the help of a professional. The most common skin issues that people seek medical help with are cosmetic issues, acne, eczema, dermatitis, psoriasis, and skin growths.

Professional cosmetic skin treatments exist to treat wrinkles, scars, dark spots, remove excess hair, tone and tighten skin, and otherwise improve the appearance of the skin. They may use lasers, light therapy, chemical peels, microdermabrasion, or many other forms of skin treatment.

Acne occurs when hair follicles become clogged with oil and dead skin cells, most commonly on the face or back. The clogged follicles can then become infected and inflamed. Treatments include antibiotics, anti-inflammatories, and retinoid creams.

Eczema is dry, sensitive skin that causes an itchy red rash, often in response to specific triggers. It is common in childhood but can sometimes last into adulthood. The main treatment involves keeping skin well moisturized.

Dermatitis is the medical name for any kind of skin inflammation or rash. Rashes can happen because of an allergy or contact with an irritating substance. They may be red, itchy, or even painful. They are often treated with antihistamines or moisturizing creams containing cortisone.

Psoriasis is patches of thick, red skin that is covered in silvery scales. It is often itchy and sore. Psoriasis is thought to be caused by an immune disorder, and it runs in families. Psoriasis is not contagious. There is no cure, but there are medicated creams available to treat the symptoms.

Skin growths, including warts and moles, are usually not serious. However, some skin growths should be examined by a doctor to make sure they don’t cause problems in the future. Warts are harmless, rough, bumpy growths caused by a viral infection. They occur most often on the hands and feet. Because they are caused by a virus, they are contagious. Moles are brown or black spots that are sometimes raised slightly from the surface of the skin. They happen when clumps of pigment cells form in a cluster instead of spread out. Moles are harmless except that they are more vulnerable to cancer than other parts of the skin. Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the United States, and its risk increases with sun exposure and fair skin tone.

Skin issues can be embarrassing or irritating, but most are minor and can be treated without serious problems. Some, however, can be a sign of a more significant issue, so it is important to see a doctor for anything out of the ordinary.
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