Pediatric Dermatologist

Pediatric Dermatologist Specialist
Patients of all ages love the individualized care they receive at Coastal Family Dermatology, but our youngest patients hold a special place in our hearts. Our doctors and staff make sure that even our youngest visitor feels safe and comfortable while in our care. A warm and welcoming environment enhances your family’s visit to the pediatric dermatologist, giving you access to comprehensive pediatric care from the same practitioners you trust with your own skin care needs. Our online scheduling service makes it easy to find an appointment time that fits your busy schedule.

Pediatric Dermatologist Q & A

Coastal Family Dermatology

When should parents seek a pediatric dermatologist?

Many families bring their children to Coastal Family Dermatology based on the referral of their pediatrician. Others are already patients with us, and bring their children in for a skin screening or to have a doctor check on areas of concern.

Many pediatric skin issues can be treated to relieve symptoms and improve the appearance of skin.

Another service Coastal Family Dermatology provides is a thorough skin evaluation for pediatric patients. Your doctor carefully checks all areas of your child’s body, noting the presence of any moles, freckles, or other skin issues and create a “skin map” for their medical record.

What are some common pediatric skin issues?

Because your skin is the largest organ in your body, it should come as no surprise that numerous issues can impact the health and appearance of your skin. Some pediatric skin issues that lead families to seek the services of a dermatologist include:

  • Rosacea
  • Atopic dermatitis
  • Contact dermatitis
  • Drug reactions
  • Acne
  • Psoriasis
  • Warts
  • Bacterial infections

These are just a few of many different issues that can impact the health and appearance of your child’s skin. Fortunately, there are treatment options for each of these conditions.

What are infantile hemangiomas?

Infantile hemangiomas are harmless tumors that appear during early childhood. These types of soft-tissue tumors are very common, and as much as 10% of the population has them.

Infantile hemangiomas are not usually present at birth but develop during the first 4-6 weeks of life. Girls are more likely to develop infantile hemangiomas than boys, and Caucasian children have a higher risk than other races.

Most infantile hemangiomas shrink over time on their own. In cases where the tumors create discomfort or impede normal function, treatment may be necessary.

What are vascular anomalies?

An estimated one out of every ten infants are born with vascular anomalies. These skin conditions occur when blood vessels have developed abnormally.

There are numerous different vascular anomalies, some of which are harmless and others that can make your infant's skin uncomfortable. If vascular anomalies interfere with your baby's daily function, various treatment options are available.

Caring for a new baby is stressful enough without adding concerns over sudden changes in his or her skin. If you detect areas of discoloration or textural changes in your baby’s skin, reach out to Coastal Family Dermatology to schedule a comprehensive examination.

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