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Pediatric Dermatology

Pediatric Dermatology

We provide a variety of Pediatric Dermatology services. To better understand what a Pediatric Dermatologist is, the differences between a Pediatric Dermatologist and a regular Dermatologist, and what we do, we have created this informational page. If you have any questions related to Pediatric Dermatology, please give us a call at (925) 838-4383 and we’ll let you know if we can help you with your individual issue.

Pediatric Dermatologists are dermatologists who have completed training in pediatrics and dermatology. Pediatric dermatologists focus on the complex skin diseases of newborns, hereditary skin diseases, and common pediatric skin conditions, such as atopic dermatitis and hemangiomas.

If your child has a disease that affects the skin, hair, or nails, your child may need to see a pediatric dermatologist. This medical doctor first becomes a dermatologist. Extra study and training are needed to become a pediatric dermatologist.

Skin disease can affect children differently, and a pediatric dermatologist understands these differences.

Some diseases that affect the skin, hair, or nails are more common in children. Some of these diseases only occur in children. Diseases that a pediatric dermatologist is likely to treat include:

  • Atopic dermatitis (also called eczema)
  • Birthmarks, including port-wine stains
  • Psoriasis
  • Skin disease that a child is born with
  • Skin infections
  • Vitiligo
  • Warts
  • and more

How to become a pediatric dermatologist

Becoming a pediatric dermatologist requires many years of education. To become this type of medical doctor, a person must successfully complete:

  1. College, earning a bachelor’s degree.
  2. Medical school, becoming a medical doctor (MD) or doctor of osteopathy (DO).
  3. Internship, 1 year.
  4. Residency program in dermatology (at least 3 years) and pass the board exams.
  5. Fellowship (advanced medical study and training) in pediatric dermatology (1 to 3 years).

 

Who is a board-certified pediatric dermatologist?

After successfully completing a fellowship in pediatric dermatology, the doctor can take the board exams. If the doctor passes these exams and meets other requirements, the doctor becomes a board-certified pediatric dermatologist.

All board-certified pediatric dermatologists are:

  • Board-certified in dermatology.
  • Board-certified in pediatric dermatology.

If you are in need of a Pediatric Dermatologist, contact us today at (925) 838-4383 to schedule a complimentary consultation.