Dermatology does not only treat aesthetic concerns. It offers many skin care treatments. Your child is not immune to skin conditions. They experience discomfort and pain from these skin conditions and need specialized care to treat them. At Vibrant Dermatology, we offer pediatric dermatology services to take care of your child’s skin. We understand how young skin develops and works, so we can provide the correct solution for your kid’s skin issue. You can rely on us to make them feel at ease and treat them in a comfortable setting. Feel free to contact us if your child needs pediatric dermatology. You can also visit us in Dedham, MA, to schedule an appointment.
The Importance of Pediatric Dermatology
It is necessary to see a pediatric dermatologist when your child has a skin concern of any kind. Pediatric dermatology specializes in children’s skin care, which means they know the correct way to treat your child. We use medical equipment that is specially designed to treat children. We know how to speak to them and keep them calm during their treatment or consultation.
We know what’s normal for your child to experience at their age, and we also know when something is serious. This is especially true for infants and toddlers. Babies and toddlers can’t speak up to tell us what’s bothering them. As pediatric dermatologists, we know how to diagnose and treat pediatric skin disorders.
Pediatric Skin Disorders and Treatments
Children experience most of the same skin disorders adults do. However, as they are still developing, we can take the necessary measures to prevent scars or any other permanent effects. We offer a range of child skin care treatments for infants to teenagers.
What is Acne?
Acne is a common skin disorder that affects children and adults. It is most commonly experienced by teenagers at the onset and duration of puberty. Acne occurs when the sebaceous gland becomes overactive or irritated. Sebaceous glands produce sweat and oil. Often, these glands become clogged and infected, leading to different kinds of pimples.
Although acne is a common skin condition experienced by most teenagers, treating it can prevent future issues, such as acne scars. Your teenagers will likely grow out of their acne, but the correct treatment can ease the discomfort and scars caused by acne. We offer a range of acne treatments to keep your child’s skin clear and healthy.
We use acne extraction to remove pore plugs that lead to infections. By opening the pores, we make it easier for skincare products to cleanse the skin and destroy bacteria.
A chemical peel is an exfoliation treatment that unclogs pores, making it easier to remove impurities and bacteria.
At times, children suffer from severe acne that a healthy skincare routine can’t treat. We can offer prescription-strength topical creams, such as anti-bacterial creams, to target the source of their acne. We know the correct dosage to prescribe to treat acne safely and effectively.
In addition to prescription-strength creams, we can also prescribe oral medication, like Accutane, to provide a more aggressive treatment. This is mainly to treat severe conditions, such as cystic acne.
We offer NeoSkin laser therapy to suppress the sebaceous gland, remove bacteria, and eliminate inflammation as a result of acne.
People of all skin types and tones can develop eczema. Having a family history of eczema can also increase your chances of developing it. The cause of eczema is still unknown, but it is known to have triggers, or things that irritate it. Food allergies and skin irritants can aggravate eczema. If you suffer from seasonal allergies or asthma, your eczema may worsen. Children are not immune to eczema. They can develop this skin allergy at any age.
While there is no cure for eczema, there are many ways to keep it under control. Often, the best way to keep eczema at bay is to implement new habits that prevent skin irritations, such as using special skincare products. We may also recommend corticosteroids and antihistamines to reduce itchiness and discomfort.
We often develop moles as we age. However, children can develop them from a young age. Moles are a group of skin pigmentation cells that develop on the surface of the skin. They can be flat or raised. Moles can be completely harmless. However, they can indicate signs of cancer. If your child has any birthmarks, moles, or brown spots, it is best to visit us for a checkup so we can ensure that they are harmless.
While your child’s mole may not be harmful, they may still want to remove it. Often this is done surgically with a quick, painless procedure. Treatment options include freezing or burning the mole to remove it.
People of all ages can develop skin cancer for a number of reasons. As a children’s dermatologist, we recommend that you bring your children in for a checkup if you notice any unusual skin defects or marks.
Treating Skin Cancer
If we catch the growth in the early stages, we can remove it with a quick outpatient procedure. However, more advanced stages require other forms of treatment.
Dermatology for Kids
Your children’s skin care is important to us. We want them to be comfortable, pain-free, and confident. At Vibrant Dermatology, we offer professional pediatric skin care. As children’s dermatologists, we understand how your child’s skin works. Contact us or visit us in Dedham, MA, to schedule a consultation.