Pediatric dermatology Overview

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

A team focused on your child

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

Conditions treated

A full range of treatment options

A doctor who specializes in skin disorders talks with a child.

A pediatric dermatologist examines a child's skin.

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 used to make these procedures more comfortable for children.

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.

Sept. 21, 2021