At Medical Dermatology Specialists, specific consideration is given to the development and changes of the skin as children grow and change. If your child has a disease or condition that affects his or her skin, seeing a dermatologist who specializes in family and pediatric care is highly recommended. Pediatric dermatology specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of skin diseases affecting infants, children, and adolescents (up to 18 years of age).
Common skin conditions in infants, children, and teens are eczema, port wine stains (vascular malformations), hemangiomas, and acne. Each of these conditions requires specialized care for the sensitive skin of a developing person. At Medical Dermatology Specialists we want to serve all members of your family. Our dermatologists are often more successful at treating children’s skin conditions than a pediatrician because we specialize in the skin – how it functions, its special needs, and specific treatments.
For many children, seeing a doctor of any kind is scary. At Medical Dermatology Specialists, we are sensitive to the needs and emotions of children. Our staff understands how to effectively work with children, and we make every effort to treat them with a very calm and friendly demeanor, and to make them as comfortable as possible. Children with skin conditions can be very anxious about how the doctor will touch their skin and what they will “do” to them. We are equipped with the knowledge and specialized care of children’s skin. Identifying and caring for the problem right away can help treatment work more quickly and more effectively.
Put your child’s needs first when choosing a pediatric dermatologist. Our certified staff of doctors will make sure that your child gets the best skin care and treatments from an early age.
Posted on behalf of Dr. Jamie Weisman, Medical Dermatology Specialists