What is a pediatric dermatologist?
At Warrenton Dermatology & Skin Therapy Center, patients from newborns through adolescents benefit from their expert dermatological care. The team has specialized training that includes a pediatric focus to help treat conditions that often affect children.
What types of conditions does a pediatric dermatologist treat?
A pediatric dermatologist provides treatment for a wide variety of skin concerns, including:
- Skin infections
- Inherited skin disorders
Rare conditions such as some forms of skin cancer, collagen vascular disorders, and drug eruptions are other conditions addressed at Warrenton Dermatology & Skin Therapy Center.
What treatments are available for pediatric patients?
The team at Warrenton Dermatology & Skin Therapy Center offers an accurate diagnosis of your child’s skin condition in order to provide quality treatment. Your child may benefit from topical or oral prescriptions to address conditions affecting their skin, hair, and nails.
Your child may also benefit from minor surgical procedures, such as removal of skin lesions like cysts and warts, laser treatment for vascular issues like birthmarks, and biopsies for suspicious moles or rashes.
How does my child benefit from treatment by a pediatric dermatologist?
Children have unique conditions that require specialized care. In addition, treating children poses challenges in that they aren’t always able to explain their symptoms or conditions.
At Warrenton Dermatology & Skin Therapy Center, the team knows how to examine and treat children compassionately so they’re at ease. They also have equipment appropriately sized for smaller bodies.
With their pediatric expertise, the practitioners are able to assess your child’s skin condition in terms of normal growth and development. Certain conditions, including psoriasis, sometimes show up differently in children than in adults.
Children also have different needs when it comes to dosages for medicines, and you can trust the team to accurately prescribe any medications your child needs
If you’re worried about your child’s skin health, trust the dermatology team at Warrenton Dermatology & Skin Therapy Center. Call today or book an appointment online.