It is no secret that children’s skin is different from that of adults, with distinct features, developmental needs and considerations for diagnosis and treatment.
The Pediatric Dermatology program at C. S. Mott Children’s Hospital provides compassionate, family-centered patient care for children, newborn through age 17, in a relaxed, child-friendly setting.
Our program provides age appropriate evaluation and management of common and uncommon disorders affecting skin, hair and nails, with the goal of minimizing discomfort. We offer specialized treatments such as pulsed dye laser therapy for vascular lesions of the skin and phototherapy, as well as diagnostic procedures, including skin biopsy.
We educate children and their families about skin disease and proper skin care, to support healthy skin throughout their lives.
Conditions we treat:
- Benign tumors and cysts
- Blistering disorders
- Bacterial skin infections
- Disorders of the hair and nails
- Eczema and dermatitis
- Fungal skin infections
- genetic skin conditions
- Herpes and other viral skin infections
- hidradenitis suppurativa
- Port wine stains and other vascular anomalies
- Skin cancer
- Vitiligo and other pigmentation disorders
- Warts and molluscum contagiosum