Pediatric Dermatology refers to the practice of treating children from infancy through adolescence.
Finding a Pediatric Dermatology professional early will ensure the parent that their child has an established baseline for their skin. Preventative and early care will make spotting and treating other conditions easier if they should develop.
Dermatology Care for Infants
Taking an infant to a Pediatric Dermatology specialist is just as important as his or her first visit to the pediatrician. Babies have extremely delicate skin, so they are susceptible to eczema, dermatitis, diaper rash, cradle cap, and other skin conditions. A doctor well versed in Pediatric Dermatology will also diagnose and treat conditions of the baby’s hair and nails.
If an infant is born with a birthmark, port wine stain, ichthyosis vulgaris, or albinism, it is referred to as a “congenital” condition. A Pediatric Dermatologist will examine the baby for these anomalies as well, and provide treatment using the most current methods available. Our Pediatric Dermatologists in Plano, Frisco, and Dallas can also diagnose and treat any other skin conditions like:
- Molluscum Contagiosum
- Alopecia Areata
- Dry Skin
Adolescent Dermatologic Care
As the child grows, suspicious-looking moles, acne, and other issues of the skin can develop. Children are especially embarrassed by acne, which can leave scarring and potentially become worse over time if not treated.
Acne Treatments offered include:
- Photodynamic therapy
- Laser Treatments and Laser surgery
- Revisions of Scarring
Other conditions such as sunburn, allergies, and skin fungus commonly affect adolescents. Taking a child to a Frisco, Dallas, or Plano Dermatology specialist offers the most up to date treatments and preventive measures, such as sunscreens designed for sensitive skin, that are on the market today.
The First Pediatric Dermatology Visit
The best route is to establish a good relationship with a Pediatric Dermatologist is early in the child’s life. But often, pediatric dermatologists work with other medical professionals, and so patients are referred to them if there is a medical issue that needs attention. The first visit is the time to review the patient’s medical history, find out how long the patient has had an existing condition, and perform a full examination. The dermatologist will check the skin for any potential issues such as warts or skin cancer, and if necessary, order tests for further evaluation.
Tests a Dermatologist Can Provide
Diagnosing a condition might require a skin culture, blood test, skin scraping, excision a tissue biopsy. These tests help identify a fungus, bacteria, or virus that could be causing the condition. Tests are done in such a manner as to reduce discomfort caused by the procedure, and making the patient as comfortable as possible of special importance for a Pediatric Dermatologist.
Dermatology Consultants of Frisco offers the best in Pediatric Dermatology with offices in Frisco, Dallas, and Plano. Paying close attention to the skin early in life will provide the best possible proactive care from infancy to adulthood. For a consultation contact Dermatology Consultants of Frisco today.