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Pediatric Dermatology
in Scottsdale, AZ

As a parent, keeping your kids safe and healthy is a top priority. Taking your children to see a pediatrician routinely is a great start, but it’s also essential to understand when pediatric dermatology is needed. After all, the skin is the body’s largest organ, so checking that your child’s skin is healthy is critical in ensuring their safety and overall well-being.

What Is Pediatric Dermatology?

Pediatric dermatology is a specialized practice that treats skin disorders in children. Patients treated by pediatric dermatologists range from newborns to adolescents. Pediatric dermatologists deal with various skin conditions and are trained to recognize how these conditions affect children specifically.

Why Is Pediatric Dermatology Important?

Kids can get many of the same skin conditions that adults have, but they can also deal with skin issues that are unique to children. Similarly, the exact condition may present differently in kids than in adults. Pediatric dermatologists have received specialized education and training to understand the way these skin conditions appear in children and know how to treat them.

When Should I Take My Child to See a Dermatologist?

Every child will have different needs when it comes to taking care of their skin. There is no one correct age at which children should see a pediatric dermatologist. A good time to take your child to a pediatric dermatologist is if they have significant skin issues that don’t go away with time, such as redness, irritation, etc. Your child’s pediatrician may also recommend seeing a pediatric dermatologist if they notice anything abnormal with your child’s skin.

You don’t have to wait for your child to have a severe skin condition before taking them in for an appointment; you can have them see a pediatric dermatologist for a simple skin check as a preventive measure. This is a good way to have your child get acquainted with the doctor, and it’s a great way to be proactive about your child’s skin health, especially if they have sensitive skin.

If your child doesn’t experience any skin issues warranting a visit to the dermatologist in their younger years, then a good age to bring them in may be in their early pre-teen or teenage years. Acne typically starts to develop in children around these ages, and a pediatric dermatologist can evaluate your child’s skin and recommend specific treatments.

Why Should I Choose the Skin & Cancer Center of Scottsdale for My Child?

Here at the Skin & Cancer Center, our dermatologists provide personalized treatment and care to all patients. We also understand that children of all ages may be wary or anxious about seeing a dermatologist, and our doctors are excellent at reassuring children and calming nerves to prioritize patient comfort.

Whether you have a baby with skin irritation or a teenager with acne, you can take your child to the Skin & Cancer Center for high-quality care and treatment.

What Conditions Are Treated?

At the Skin & Cancer Center of Scottsdale, our pediatric dermatologists treat a variety of skin conditions. Some of the conditions we treat include:

  • Rashes
  • Skin irritation
  • Rosacea
  • Birthmarks
  • Dermatitis
  • Warts
  • Eczema
  • Acne
  • Moles

If your child is experiencing any of these skin conditions, schedule a consultation with us to determine what treatments will work best.

What Treatments Are Offered?

Our pediatric dermatologists use different treatments depending on the skin conditions they must address and the child’s age.

Typically, when younger kids come in for a dermatologist appointment, their treatment involves more verbal reassurance. Older teens who come in for acne treatment may receive facial cleanser recommendations or prescription medications, depending on the extent of their acne. Kids who come in for rosacea treatment will often receive topical medications.

During your consultation, we will create an individualized treatment plan to address your child’s skin concerns.

Want to Learn More About Pediatric Dermatology in Scottsdale, AZ?

If you’d like to learn more about pediatric dermatology and treatment options for your child in Scottsdale, AZ, call the Skin & Cancer Center at (480) 596-1110 or fill out our online contact form to schedule a consultation.

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