Pediatric Dermatology

Skin disease in children and adolescents can have a dramatic impact on their health and well-being.  It can impact a child’s growth and psychosocial development both in the home, as well as at school, potentially impacting a child’s ability to reach his or her full potential.

The field of Pediatric Dermatology is dedicated to the care of infants, children, and adolescents with skin problems of all types.  Pediatric dermatologists complete additional training in the form of a fellowship dedicated to the care of pediatric skin disease.  Our staff and physicians have experience in the diagnosis and treatment of common and uncommon skin conditions.  We strive to create an environment focusing on the health and development of children and adolescents of all ages.

Our doctors have expertise in the treatment of

  • Eczema, psoriasis and other forms of inflammatory skin conditions
  • Acne
  • Warts, molluscum contagiosum and other viral skin infections
  • Evaluation of moles and melanoma
  • Newborn skin rashes
  • Sun protection and skin cancer prevention
  • Bacterial and fungal infections of the skin, hair and nails
  • Autoimmune skin disorders
  • Rare, genetically based skin disorders
  • Hair loss
  • Various birthmarks, including evaluation and treatment for removal
  • Vascular anomalies, including hemangiomas or “strawberry marks”

Our doctors have expertise in dermatologic surgery and laser therapy for infants, children and adolescents for a variety of skin conditions.  In addition, our physicians are experienced in anesthesia and pain relief associated with surgical procedures in teh pediatric population at an age appropriate level.  We regularly participate in research and education in a variety of settings, including participation in national meetings and in written publications.  Lastly, one or more of our physicians regularly attend Camp Wonder, a camp for children with life altering skin disease, based in Livermore, CA and are active supporters of the Children’s Skin Disease Foundation. (http://www.csdf.org/)