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Pediatric Dermatology

The Dermatology clinic at Children’s Health℠ specializes in the treatment of skin diseases and disorders. Our full service clinic is able to provide in-depth diagnostic and treatment services for children. All of the Clinic’s physicians have specialized training in the newest treatments including laser treatments and phototherapy.  Biopsies of the skin and small surgical incisions are also done in the Clinic.

Program Overview

The Dermatology clinic at Children's Health is a full service center providing comprehensive diagnostic, consultative and treatment services for both common and rare dermatologic disorders of childhood and adolescence. As a tertiary referral center, we provide diagnostic, consultative and treatment services for dermatologic disorders of childhood with particular emphasis on:

  • Evaluation and management of complex dermatological problems
  • Management of severe atopic dermatitis
  • Rare skin conditions such as epidermolysis bullosa and autoimmune blistering disorders
  • Management of birthmarks including port wine stains, hemangiomas and congenital melanocytic nevi
  • Management of genetic skin disorders/syndromes
  • Management of nail and hair abnormalities

Expert Care 

All of our physicians are certified by the American Board of Dermatology. Since we are a tertiary referral facility and a teaching hospital for the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, we can treat both common and rare dermatological disorders. This breadth of expertise means that most of the time we can successfully treat your child and provide all needed resources at one place and with one visit. 

Types of skin conditions we treat

  • Bacterial Infections -  Bacteria are microscopic, single-celled organisms found in air, water, soil, and food. They live on plants, insects, animals, pets, and even in the human digestive system and upper respiratory tract. There are thousands of kinds of bacteria, but only a few actually cause disease in humans
  • Bullous Disorders - Bullous pemphigoid is an uncommon skin disease characterized by tense blistering eruptions on the surface of the skin. Occasionally, the inner lining tissue of the mouth, nasal passages, or conjunctiva of the eyes (mucous membrane tissue) can be involved. The condition is caused by antibodies and inflammation abnormally accumulating in a particular layer of the skin or mucous membranes.
  • Dermal Nodules and Tumors - This includes Granuloma Annulare, Keloids, Mycosis Fungoides and Pyogenic Granuloma.
  • Disorders of Hair and Nails -  This includes Alopecia Areata, Onychomycosis, Telogen Effluvium and Twenty Nail Dystrophy
  • Disorders of Pigmentation - Disorders of pigmentation is skin that is discolored, blotchy, or darker or lighter than normal. They occur when the body produces too little (hypopigmentation) or too much (hyperpigmentation) melanin.
  • Sun Sensitivity Disorders -  Sun allergy is a term often used to describe a number of conditions in which an itchy red rash occurs on skin that's been exposed to sunlight.
  • Skin Thickenings - this includes Morphea.
  • Lichenoid Dermatoses - a chronic skin eruption characterized by hardening and thickening of the skin with the accentuation of normal skin markings.
  • Fungal infections - microorganisms characterized by a substance in their cell wall called chitin.
  • Inflammatory Dermatoses - There are many causes and occurs in many forms. They usually involve an itchy rash on swollen, reddened skin. Skin affected by dermatitis may blister, ooze, develop a crust or flake off.
  • Nevi -  lesions are commonly named birthmarks or beauty marks. Nevi are benign by definition.
  • Vascular Disease - an abnormal condition of the blood vessels. Blood vessels (arteries and veins) are the tubes that pump blood throughout the body. Arteries carry oxygen-rich blood from the heart to nourish every part of the body, including the brain, kidneys, intestines, arms, legs and heart itself.
  • Viral Infections - A viral infection can be in different places in the body, some viruses are mainly in the intestine, while others prefer the lungs and airways.
  • Xanthomas - fatty growths that develop under the skin due to an underlying medical condition.

Have questions about your upcoming Dermatology appointment? Learn more about what to expect before, during and after your visit.

Meet the Care Team