Pediatric dermatology Overview

A boy talks with a doctor who specializes in helping children with skin disorders.

A pediatric dermatologist examines a child's skin.

Children's dermatology services are available at Mayo Clinic's campuses in Arizona and Minnesota.

A full range of treatment options

The pediatric dermatology team offers some of the newest technology in lasers, in particular for the treatment of vascular birthmarks such as port-wine stains and hemangiomas. Sedation or topical anesthetics are available to make these procedures more comfortable for children.

Teamwork

A strong collaboration exists between the dermatology physicians and other pediatric specialists at Mayo Clinic, to ensure a comprehensive approach to the care of children of all ages. Your child's pediatric dermatologist may consult with doctors with expertise in allergy and immunology, infectious disease, oncology, rheumatology, plastic surgery, and other areas as needed.

Conditions treated

  • Acne
  • Atopic eczema
  • Birthmarks, such as hemangiomas
  • Hair loss
  • Inherited disorders
  • Moles
  • Warts

Most pediatric dermatologic care is provided on an outpatient basis, but at Mayo Clinic's campus in Rochester, Minnesota, inpatient skin treatment programs for children also are available at the Mayo Eugenio Litta Children's Hospital. These specialized skin care treatments are especially helpful for children with severe psoriasis, atopic eczema and other skin conditions that haven't responded to usual therapies.

May 22, 2018