Back to School: Kid’s Skin Health & Pediatric Dermatology
The school season is just around the corner, and for many of us, ensuring our children’s health is a high priority for back-to-school time. It can be easy to overlook skin health during the busy back-to-school season but seeing a pediatric dermatologist can be extremely beneficial for your child’s skin health, and your peace of mind.
Thankfully, Skin Wellness offers pediatric dermatology to ensure your children are in perfect health when it comes to their skin. In this blog, we’ll discuss some common skin conditions for children and how we can assist in creating a customized plan for your child.
The Most Common Skin Problems in Children
Our dermatologists at Skin Wellness find that the most common skin problems in children are eczema and warts. Eczema is a chronic condition that causes the skin to become dry, red, and itchy. Warts are non-cancerous growths that can occur on the skin.
Other skin problems we treat in children include birthmarks, moles, and rashes. Birthmarks are markings on the skin that are present at birth or develop soon after birth that sometimes need to be checked, since some may be a sign of an underlying problem or disease. Similarly, moles are growths on the skin that can be either benign or cancerous, so we recommend making your dermatologist aware of your child’s moles. Rashes can describe any kind of irritation or inflammation of the skin, and often can be treated by a dermatologist.
What Services Does Skin Wellness Offer for Pediatric Patients?
At Skin Wellness, we offer a variety of services for pediatric patients that are all carried out by caring professionals. These services include skin exams, mole checks and removals, and other treatments for skin conditions.
Dermatology Skin Exams
A skin exam is a visual examination of the skin. A dermatologist will look at the skin for any signs or conditions such as eczema, acne, warts, moles, or birthmarks. They will also check for any rashes or other changes in the skin.
During this exam, if we notice something out of the ordinary, we will make the necessary arrangements for further testing and discuss a plan of action moving forward. An annual skin exam can give parents peace of mind about their child’s skin health.
Mole Checks and Removal
Mole checks are an important part of keeping your child’s skin healthy. All moles should be checked by a doctor or dermatologist, especially if they are new or changing in appearance. If you notice any unusual moles on your child, make an appointment to have them examined as soon as possible. If your child has had moles checked previously, we advise watching them over time—paying attention to whether or not they are getting larger, changing color, or rising above the skin.
Treatment for Skin Conditions
There are many effective treatments for skin conditions such as eczema and other issues, like acne. The best course of treatment will vary depending on the severity of the condition and the individual child. Some common treatments include topical medications, immunosuppressive drugs, or laser treatment, which can promote skin rejuvenation. If you are concerned about your child’s skin condition, never hesitate to make an appointment with Skin Wellness to discuss treatment options.
Cosmetic Dermatology Services
Cosmetic dermatology services can help children who have birthmarks or other cosmetic concerns. These services are offered in a med spa environment, which makes it less intimidating for our younger clients. The services we can provide include laser treatment, cryotherapy, and surgery. During a visual exam, your dermatologist should discover any cosmetic concerns, but if you ever notice something new or different on your child’s skin, we recommend making an appointment with a caring and qualified dermatologist to discuss possible treatments.
Maintain Your Child’s Skin Health with Customized Treatment Plans
Annual skin exams can ensure the healthiness of your child’s skin and give you peace of mind as a parent! A dermatologist can evaluate and address any problems, and create a customized treatment plan. We also offer follow-up care to ensure that your child’s condition is being properly managed. This back-to-school season, schedule an appointment with Skin Wellness for all your child’s skin care needs!
Pediatric Dermatology at Skin Wellness
If your child has a skin condition that is causing them discomfort, our team of experts can help. We will work with you to create a customized treatment plan that is specifically designed for your child’s needs. Schedule an appointment today by calling us at 205-871-7332 or contacting us online to see how we can help your child achieve healthy skin!