Pediatric dermatology can address skin issues on virtually any area of the body. Common areas can include the scalp, face, hands, feet, etc.
Pediatric Dermatology is a specialized branch within the broader field of dermatology that focuses on diagnosing and treating skin conditions in children, from newborns through adolescents. This field acknowledges that children’s skin differs significantly from adult skin, not just in terms of its structure but also in its functions and responses to environmental factors.
This area of expertise requires a sophisticated knowledge of various skin conditions and diseases that particularly affect children, and how these manifest differently than they would in adults. Common conditions treated by a pediatric dermatologist include eczema, birthmarks, acne, psoriasis, warts, and more complex disorders such as genetic skin diseases or rare forms of skin cancer.
Empowering Children with Confidence Through Healthy Skin
At the forefront of skin health and innovation, we introduce the field of Pediatric Dermatology – a specialized branch of dermatology that addresses the unique skin conditions and challenges faced by children. With a deep understanding of the delicate nature of young skin, our board-certified pediatric dermatologist is dedicated to providing advanced, personalized treatments that ensure safety and deliver results.
We believe that every child deserves the promise of healthy skin. Our approach is rooted in nurturing trust, making dermatological care accessible, and fostering an environment where each child feels understood and cared for. Leveraging the latest advancements in technology, our team is committed to transforming your child’s skin health journey into a positive and empowering experience.
Whether it’s common conditions like eczema and acne or more complex dermatological issues, Neera Agarwal-Antal, MD, FAAD is ready to provide comprehensive and compassionate care.
We invite you to book a consultation and see how we can transform your child's life.
How Pediatric Dermatology Works
The process begins with a comprehensive consultation where the pediatric dermatologist assesses the child's skin condition. This involves a thorough examination, understanding the child's medical history, and considering any genetic factors. Conditions can range from common issues like eczema, acne, and warts, to more complex disorders such as rare genetic skin diseases or pediatric skin cancer.
Based on the diagnosis, the dermatologist devises a personalized treatment plan that prioritizes the child's safety and comfort. This could involve topical treatments, systemic medications, surgical interventions, or advanced technological procedures, always administered with the utmost care and precision.
Education plays a crucial role in pediatric dermatology. Dermatologists guide parents and caregivers on how to manage the child's condition at home, including skincare routines, lifestyle adjustments, and symptom management. The goal is to empower families with the knowledge they need to support their child's skin health journey.
Pediatric Dermatology Concerns We Treat
- Molluscum Contagiosum
Children’s skin differs from adults’ in structure, function, and disease patterns. Pediatric dermatologists understand these differences, ensuring accurate diagnoses and effective, safe treatments.
Each child is unique, and so are their skin conditions. Neera Agarwal-Antal, MD, FAAD provides personalized treatment plans tailored to each child’s specific needs.
Early detection and treatment can prevent skin problems from worsening or causing long-term damage. We also educate families about sun safety, skin cancer prevention, and other important dermatological health topics.
From common conditions like eczema and acne to more complex disorders like birthmarks and genetic skin diseases, we can treat a wide array of skin conditions.
We’re proud to introduce YCANTH™, a groundbreaking solution for molluscum contagiosum treatment. Molluscum contagiosum, a common and contagious skin infection caused by the poxvirus, can be challenging to manage. However, with the advent of YCANTH, we can now provide a highly effective treatment to address this condition.
YCANTH harnesses the power of advanced technology, offering a novel approach to molluscum contagiosum treatment. This innovative treatment has been meticulously developed and rigorously tested, underscoring our commitment to safety, efficacy, and the highest standards of patient care.
During your in-office visit, Neera Agarwal-Antal, MD, FAAD will apply a small, targeted amount of YCANTH directly to each bump. YCANTH causes small blisters on the skin to help remove the virus. Blistering is expected, with 98% of lesions smaller than a dime. Because you can see blisters forming, you can see YCANTH working.
YCANTH can start to reduce the number of bumps in just 1 treatment.
Frequently Asked Questions
Pediatric Dermatology is tailored to the unique needs of children’s skin, which differs significantly from adult skin in its structure, functions, and responses to treatments. This field requires a sophisticated understanding of various skin conditions and diseases that particularly affect children.
Yes. Pediatric Dermatologists prioritize the safety and comfort of your child above all else. They use state-of-the-art technology and treatments designed specifically for children’s skin, ensuring a high level of safety.
Pediatric Dermatologists diagnose and treat a wide range of conditions, including common issues like eczema, acne, and warts, as well as more complex disorders such as rare genetic skin diseases or pediatric skin cancer.
We can provide guidance to parents and caregivers on managing the child’s condition at home, which may include specific skincare routines, lifestyle adjustments, and symptom management techniques.
The frequency of visits depends on the nature and severity of the skin condition. Some conditions may require regular follow-ups, while others might only need an annual checkup. We will advise you based on your child’s specific needs.
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