Dermatology for Children
The dermatology services offered at Helen DeVos Children's Hospital are deeply focused on care for children who struggle with simple to complex skin disorders. This care is provided by dermatologists who have been specially trained to work with children and address their specific needs. Our dermatologists pull in primary and specialty care providers when addressing treatment options for their patients.
The pediatric dermatology program provides diagnosis, treatment and management of skin conditions and disorders in infants, children and adolescents. We make use of the latest research and the most up to date treatments available. The providers on staff at Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital work in collaboration with primary care and specialty care physicians.
- Autoimmune disorders
- Skin cancer (screening)
- Skin infections (athlete's foot, ringworm, fungal disorders, etc.)
- Skin growths
Features of Dermatology
Skin conditions and disorders deserve careful diagnosis to get to the right solution for your child. The best diagnosis includes listening to you and your child to better understand the source of the symptoms. Then we can pair your information with the most advanced research and testing. It all comes together to determine a clear understanding of the cause, so we can get your child to relief.
Surgeries for skin conditions are now often minimally invasive with less recovery time and complications. Recent advances in treatment and techniques have improved the results of skin surgery.
Sometimes it takes more than the naked eye to determine the cause of a skin condition. We'll take a small sample of skin tissue so we can test it for conditions and diseases, examine it under a microscope and get us to an accurate diagnosis.
Dealing with skin disorders and conditions can be emotionally and physically trying. We can help you get connected to support groups and registries to provide complete care for your child.