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Pediatric Dermatology

Medical & Cosmetic Dermatology located in Worcester, MA
Pediatric Dermatology

Pediatric Dermatology services offered in Worcester, MA


More than 12 million American children see the doctor for a skin problem every year. At The Dermatology Center of Worcester, in Worcester, Massachusetts, the group of experienced pediatric dermatology providers specializes in child-friendly care so you can keep your little one healthy and happy through infancy, toddlerhood, and teen years. Book your child’s visit by calling the office or clicking the online scheduler now.

Pediatric Dermatology Q&A

What is pediatric dermatology?

Pediatric dermatology is skin care attuned to the needs of children. At The Dermatology Center of Worcester, the team treats children starting from infancy and continuing through childhood and adolescence. 

The team also specializes in adult dermatology, making them a one-stop dermatology shop for your entire family.  

What conditions does pediatric dermatology cover?

Pediatric dermatology covers all types of skin conditions in children. Some of the many conditions the team treats include: 

  • Acne and acne scars
  • Rashes
  • Hives
  • Warts
  • Eczema
  • Psoriasis
  • Birthmarks
  • Moles
  • Skin allergies
  • Rosacea
  • Vitiligo
  • Bacterial skin infections like impetigo
  • Parasites like lice and scabies
  • Viral skin infections like chickenpox, measles, and rubella
  • Fungal skin infections like ringworm

Many of these conditions may share symptoms, so only a trained dermatology professional can make a diagnosis. It’s important to know the signs of a skin problem and respond quickly if your child develops possible symptoms of any of these conditions. 

When should I bring my child in for pediatric dermatology care?

Children may experience a number of skin irregularities over time, ranging from very mild to potentially serious. Many parents aren’t sure when to bring their child to a pediatric dermatology specialist. Some signs that it’s time to reach out can include:

  • New rashes, especially if uncomfortable and itchy
  • New or changing moles
  • Skin discoloration
  • Acne, especially if it doesn’t improve with good skin care at home

The Dermatology Center of Worcester welcomes you to reach out to the office if you have any type of questions or concerns about your child’s skin health. 

How does pediatric dermatology treatment work?

At The Dermatology Center of Worcester, the team conducts a gentle skin exam and performs necessary tests such as a skin biopsy to determine exactly what’s causing your child’s skin issues. 

Then, they prescribe a personalized plan to resolve the issue.  Some common approaches include topical creams, gentle skin care, and simple lifestyle changes. In rare cases, some children may need an in-office procedure to remove abnormal skin growths. 

The Dermatology Center of Worcester emphasizes child-focused care that helps both child and parent relax and feel confident. If your child has a skin problem, don’t wait to call the office or click on the online scheduling link now.