Understanding Pediatric Dermatology

Understanding Pediatric Dermatology

Children are prone to illnesses and diseases, and this doesn't exclude those of the skin. Dr. Patricia McCormack at Dermatology and Laser Center has over 30 years of dermatology expertise. Her skill set includes pediatric dermatology, which diagnoses and treats conditions related to your child's skin, hair, and nails, from acute eczema to rare genetic skin disorders. It's important to understand that children's skin conditions could vary from adults. To ensure an accurate diagnosis, Dr. McCormack may suggest treating the problem (birthmarks, dermatitis, allergic reactions) with topicals or over-the-counter medications. She can also remove skin growths (cysts, warts, moles) and order skin biopsies and laser treatments when necessary. We offer three locations for our patients looking for pediatric dermatology in Staten Island, NY, Linden, NJ or Point Pleasant Beach, NJ.

Understanding Pediatric Dermatology

Rashes and skin issues like hives, head lice, MRSA (staph infection) are among the skin conditions that Dr. McCormack observes in children aged five to 12, as well as how to diagnose and treat them to suit your child's needs. At Dermatology and Laser Center, we provide services for pediatric dermatology, in Staten Island NY, Linden, NJ, and Point Pleasant Beach, NJ, ranging from evaluation and treatment for acquired growths and birthmarks, (moles, vascular malformations, port wine stains) to contagious viral infections like Molluscum (MC). If you have questions about your child's skin health as they age, our nurturing and informative staff has answers.

We take a unique approach with the community's youth, reassuringly performing examinations and procedures to ease their anxieties and distress. We also take pride in educating you about sun (UV exposure) awareness and how to present your child with a lifetime of healthy skin. Please explore our website to learn more about the conditions we treat and the services provided at our three locations. If you have questions regarding pediatric dermatology in Staten Island, NY, Linden, NJ, or Point Pleasant Beach, NJ, or want to schedule an appointment with Dr. Patricia McCormack at Dermatology and Laser Center, call (718) 698-1616 in Staten Island, (908) 925-8877 for Linden, and (732) 295-1331 for Point Pleasant Beach.

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