How your dermatologists in Santa Monica, California can help your child.
Dermatology services are important for adults, but they can be just as important for children. The dermatologists at Santa Monica Dermatology Group in Santa Monica, California offer a wide range of skincare services for both adults and children too.
If you have a child with a skin condition, chances are you have a few questions about pediatric dermatology services. These are just a few of the frequently asked questions and answers about dermatology services for children:
What is a pediatric dermatology?
Pediatric dermatology treats newborns through teenagers who have skin conditions. Dermatologists typically treat children on an outpatient basis, but may occasionally need to see children in a hospital setting. Pediatric dermatology is a sub-specialty of dermatology.
How common are skin conditions in children?
In an article published in The Journal of Clinical and Aesthetic Dermatology, it is stated that "up to 30 percent of pediatric primary care visits involve a skin-related problem."
What are some of the most common children’s skin conditions a dermatologist can treat?
There are several common skin conditions in children that can be treated effectively by a dermatologist. Rashes like poison ivy, hives, eczema, head lice, warts, moles, acne, and birthmarks are all very common skin conditions frequently seen by a dermatologist.
What types of procedures are performed by a pediatric dermatologist?
A pediatric dermatologist is skilled in all of the same procedures as a general dermatologist, but a pediatric dermatologist often has additional training in procedures more frequently performed on children. For example, a pediatric dermatologist may use lasers to treat birthmarks like port-wine stains, and can treat common skin conditions such as acne, rashes or allergic reactions.
These are just a few frequently asked questions and answers about pediatric dermatology. To find out more about how a pediatric dermatologist can help your child, call the dermatologists of Santa Monica Dermatology Group in Santa Monica, California at (310) 829-4484. Call today.