Children are more susceptible to certain skin conditions that adults, and may also experience conditions that are unique to their demographic. For these reasons, it is important that your child receives care from an experienced pediatric dermatologist. Goodman Dermatology, with locations in Roswell, Marietta / East Cobb, Dawsonville and Woodstock, GA, offers pediatric dermatology services.
What is Pediatric Dermatology?
Pediatric dermatology represents the delivery of dermatologic care of pediatric patients of all ages. Goodman Dermatology, a board-certified dermatology practice, diagnoses and treats human skin conditions and illnesses. As the body’s largest organ, the integumentary system – including skin, hair, and nails – are exposed to ultraviolet light from the sun and the environment. Children are likely to suffer rashes, infections, growths or burns. As children enter the teen years, acne is often a concern.
Goodman Dermatology offers adult and pediatric dermatology services, treating serious skin diseases and conditions that can also affect children. According to the Society of Pediatric Dermatology, parents and caregivers often need to call on the pediatric dermatologist because the child’s pediatrician doesn’t specialize in these diseases. Goodman Dermatology treats skin cancer, acne, birthmarks, blistering diseases, and others.
How Much Does Pediatric Dermatology Cost?
The cost of pediatric dermatology treatment will vary depending on the treatment techniques used. At Goodman Dermatology, we understand that each patient is entirely unique. With different skin types, cosmetic features and treatment needs, each patient deserves a personalized treatment that is designed with them in mind. For these reasons, we are not able to provide an exact cost for treatment until we have the opportunity to assess your treatment goals and develop a personalized treatment plan.
During your consultation, we will discuss your needs and treatment goals in order to determine this treatment plan and inform you of the cost of your pediatric dermatology services. To make our treatments more affordable for our patients, we are proud to offer financing options through CareCredit®.
What Pediatric Dermatology Services Are Available?
The treatment option that we recommend will depend on many factors. At Goodman Dermatology, we specialize in many advanced skin care techniques and offer a full range of skin care products that can be customized to the patient’s skin type. However, treatment always begins with a visual assessment and diagnosis of the skin. Then, we will be able to recommend a treatment for the following skin conditions:
- Auto Immune
- Auto immune conditions are particularly common in young children, whose immune systems are still developing. These conditions can be managed with medications in most cases.
- Birthmarks are often harmless, but some patients choose to pursue treatment because they can affect the clarity and texture of the skin. These are apparent from birth, but also fade over time in most cases.
- Blisters can cause a range of symptoms and may originate from various conditions and infections. Allergy is often the first step of treatment for children.
- Contact Dermatitis
- Contact dermatitis is a form of eczema that occurs when the skin makes contact with an irritant. This can be a chemical, medication, cosmetic product, or other object.
- Cradle Cap
- This condition causes scaly, rough patches of skin on an infant’s scalp. It often clears up on its own, although special shampoos can help eliminate symptoms.
- Diaper Rash
- Diaper rashes are a common condition for any diaper-wearing child. Relief may involve switching to non-irritating diapers or using topical medications.
- Eczema has many different forms, and often creates red, itchy patches on the skin.
- These “birthmarks” often develop shortly after birth, and may require drainage or surgical removal.
- Hives are a skin rash that is caused by an irritant, such as food or cosmetic products.
- Moles are generally harmless, but when they develop quickly or grow abnormally, they can be a sign of skin cancer.
- This viral skin infection resembles chicken pox, causing bumps to appear all over the body. They are, however, harmless.
- Rosacea is a condition that resembles acne, causing red, pus-filled bumps to appear on the skin.
- Skin Cancer
- Surprisingly, children can be affected by skin cancer, especially if they have a predisposition. Limiting your child’s sun exposure during the hot afternoon hours can help minimize their risk.
- Skin Exam
- A skin exam is the best way to detect skin cancer early and keep an eye on developing skin conditions and symptoms.
- Vascular Abnormalities
- Vascular abnormalities often appear shortly after birth. They are often benign, but still frequently misdiagnosed. Drainage is often the best approach for treatment.
- Warts are a common condition, but once developed, can spread quickly if not treated. These can be particularly common in children.
If you are seeking pediatric dermatology for your child, contact us today to schedule your consultation at Goodman Dermatology. We are proud to serve the residents of Johns Creek, Jasper, Canton, and the surrounding areas of North Atlanta.