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Pediatric Dermatology Specialist

Elite Dermatology & The Oaks Plastic Surgery

Trusted Dermatologists serving Houston, River Oaks, the Heights, Fulshear, Kingwood, and Vintage Park, TX

Children have different health care needs than adults, and skin care is no different. Kids face unique skin issues as they grow, and the pediatric dermatology team at Elite Dermatology in the Greater Houston Area is here to diagnose and treat skin conditions in babies, children, and adolescents. Whether your baby has a rash or your teen is suffering from acne, the dermatologists can help. Book online or call for an appointment today.

Pediatric Dermatology

What is a pediatric dermatologist?

Dermatology is the area of medicine focused on the health of your skin. Pediatric dermatologists aren’t just trained in the field of dermatology. They also have extensive training in pediatrics, where they learn how skin conditions affect kids. 

The pediatric dermatology team at Elite Dermatology is trained in treating children of all ages, from infants to teens. They prioritize patient comfort and strive to make kids feel safe and at ease in the office.

Pediatric dermatologists understand that children can exhibit different symptoms than adults with the same common skin conditions. They use specialized medical equipment that’s designed for pediatric care. 

What are some dermatologic conditions common in children?

Children can develop many of the same skin conditions as adults, but some are more common than others. The Elite Dermatology team regularly sees children with conditions like:

  • Acne
  • Atopic and contact dermatitis
  • Birthmarks
  • Eczema
  • Hives
  • Moles
  • Psoriasis 
  • Skin infections
  • Warts

Some types of dermatologic conditions are only present in children. Hemangiomas are bright red birthmarks caused by blood vessels that can develop shortly after birth. They may appear on your baby’s head, chest, or back. Most hemangiomas disappear within a few months.

When should I take my child to the dermatologist?

The pediatric dermatology team at Elite Dermatology understands normal growth and changes children go through. They can evaluate, diagnose, and treat many common skin conditions to help keep your child healthy.

If your child has a rash, is bothered by itchy skin, or something else concerns you, a pediatric dermatologist can help. Birthmarks and moles may not cause bothersome symptoms, while infections, dermatitis, eczema, and other inflammatory skin conditions can be very uncomfortable.

If you’re not sure what’s wrong, you can take your child to their pediatrician. Pediatricians often recommend a visit to a pediatric dermatologist for further testing and expert diagnoses. 

The dermatology team provides comprehensive exams for kids. Once your child’s skin condition has been identified, the team works with you to find a treatment plan that works for your child’s lifestyle.

Elite Dermatology is proud to provide top-quality dermatology services to kids of all ages. Book an appointment online or call the location nearest you to learn more.