What is a Pediatric Dermatologist?
While there are certain conditions and problems that your child’s pediatrician may be able to help with, when it comes to rashes and certain skin conditions, turning to a dermatologist is going to be your best option. That’s because a dermatologist specializes in treating a host of skin problems. Our pediatric dermatologists provide comprehensive skincare, preventive services, and skincare treatments to children and teens dealing with a range of problems.
Turning to a Pediatric Dermatologist
From large birthmarks to eczema and warts, there are many skin conditions that may warrant turning to a pediatric dermatologist. Our medical team at Santa Monica Dermatology Group has received extensive and specialized training to be able to provide full-spectrum pediatric dermatology services right here in Santa Monica. Here are some situations in which you may want to turn to our pediatric dermatologists,
- Diagnosing certain skin problems, from birthmarks and warts to eczema, atopic dermatitis, hives and other skin conditions that may be congenital or may develop as your child gets older. It’s important to understand what’s causing their symptoms and how to effectively manage or treat the underlying cause.
- Treating a disorder or condition that affects the skin, hair or nails, whether through medication, lifestyle changes or other advanced treatment options including laser therapy. From fungal infections of the nails and psoriasis of the scalp to painful cystic acne, our dermatological team can create a custom treatment plan that caters to your child or teen’s needs.
- Performing certain minor surgeries such as biopsies, wart removal or birthmark removal treatment.
The Benefits of a Pediatric Dermatologist
Most children will deal with at least one dermatological issue at some point during their childhood, whether it’s something simple like a bout of stress-induced hives or they are dealing with itchy, scaling flare-ups. When these problems arise it’s best to turn directly to an expert source that can tell you what’s going on.
After all, young children often can’t tell you what the problem is or what they are experiencing, but our team of dermatologists at Santa Monica Dermatology Group are able to easily examine, diagnose and treat all conditions right here in our kid-friendly office with gentle, compassionate and understanding care. Everyone from our dermatologists to our friendly, caring staff wants to make visiting our office as stress-free and as easy as possible on your child.