CSC Steil Dermatology

Medical & Cosmetic Dermatology located in Hinsdale & Downers Grove, IL

If you have a medical concern or aesthetic desire involving your skin or body hair, Christina Steil, MD, Rachel Bognet, MD, and Paula S. Malhotra, MD, can help. CSC Steil Dermatology in Hinsdale and Downers Grove, Illinois, offers a variety of dermatology treatments to help you improve any condition you may have. For a comprehensive exam and consultation, call your nearest location to book an appointment.

Dermatology Q & A

What skin conditions does a dermatologist treat?

Common skin conditions the dedicated team at CSC Steil Dermatology treats include:

  • Eczema
  • Hair loss
  • Skin cancers
  • Acne
  • Melasma
  • Rosacea
  • Wrinkles
  • Sagging skin
  • Fine lines
  • Warts
  • Rashes 
  • Scars

No matter your skin care needs, your dermatologist can help. Talk to the team about your specific needs so your provider can create a tailored plan for you.

What’s the difference in cosmetic and medical dermatology?

Both cosmetic and medical dermatology primarily focus on your skin, but each field concentrates on different aspects of it. In general, the differences are:

Medical dermatology

Concentrates of medical conditions and services, such as:

  • Skin cancer screening and treatment
  • Diagnosis and treatment of all skin conditions
  • Annual preventive skin checks

Cosmetic dermatology

Procedures that are used to improve your visual skin concerns, such as:

  • Acne
  • Age spots
  • Stretch marks
  • Wrinkles and lines
  • Sagging skin
  • Submental fat
  • Hair loss
  • Hyperpigmentation
  • Melasma

The experienced team at CSC Steil Dermatology makes it easy to correct almost any skin problem you’re experiencing. 

How do I know if I need to see a dermatologist?

Your skin is your largest organ and it covers almost all of your body. Not every rash or bump requires a look from a dermatologist, but there are several signs that indicate you should make an appointment for an assessment:

  • Severe sunburn
  • Change in a mole
  • A new skin growth
  • A rash that won’t go away
  • Hair loss

In addition, a sore that won’t heal is also cause to see your dermatologist at CSC Steil Dermatology.

What should I look for in a changing mole?

Most moles are harmless, but some can be a deadly form of cancer called melanoma. Dermatologists recommend a simple formula — ABCDE — to help you determine if your mole is cause for concern. Here’s what to look for on your arms, legs, head, neck, buttocks, and in between your fingers and toes:

A - Asymmetry

The two halves of the mole don’t match.

B - Border

The mole’s borders are irregular.

C - Color

The mole is multi-colored.

D - Diameter

The diameter of the mole is too big.

E - Evolving

The mole doesn’t match the appearance of your other moles.

To look and feel your very best, turn to the trusted team at CSC Steil Dermatology. Call for an appointment.