Pediatric dermatology focuses on treatment of children from birth to the teenage
years, when skin disorders often first appear. During these years, common diseases
such as chicken pox or ringworm can develop, eczema or acne may become present,
or birthmarks are first noticed.
What Are The More Common Pediatric Skin Disorders?
Otherwise healthy skin can contain distracting vascular (red) birthmarks, moles
or warts, and infants and children are particularly susceptible to eczema. Skin
rashes are common, whether they come from allergies or reactions to poison ivy,
and ringworm, hives, and cradle cap can all appear. In adolescence, acne is a
frequent concern, one that can cause scarring or affect self-esteem.
What Pediatric Dermatology Treatments Are Offered at the Manhattan Center for Dermatology?
We provide diagnosis and treatment for a variety of pediatric skin disorders in NYC.
We offer excellent medical care for eczema, acne, contact dermatitis, psoriasis,
congenital skin disorders, and removal of warts, vascular (red) birthmarks and
moles. Birthmarks can be eliminated or reduced, and we also provide other services
to aid or heal diseased or damaged skin.
Young children may be unable to communicate or answer medical questions and may
become impatient unless special care is given to their needs. We are experienced
with dealing with children who are often uneasy and uncomfortable. Our procedures
take this into account, and where possible specialized equipment that is more
their size and less frightening to them is used.
In addition to prescribing necessary creams, lotions, or antibiotics to treat
infections, we offer a full range of both surgical and non-invasive procedures
that can be used to treat many conditions.
What specialized lasers and devices do you have for the pediatric population?
At Manhattan Center for Dermatology, we use a specialized laser (Vbeam®) for treatment
of pediatric vascular (red) lesions. We also use a yag laser for treatment of
brown lesions. Finally, we have photodynamic therapy and laser therapy to treat
acne for NYC residents.
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