Within this specific segment of dermatology, developmental and physiological aspects of the pediatric population must be taken into consideration. Certain skin diseases are more common in children, and some of them occur only at that age.
A special area of dermatology is dedicated to children and in Bagatin Clinic, considering the technology we use, we can help our youngest patients with certain skin issues. The first step and the first arrival include a dermatological examination, as the starting point for each diagnostic.
One of the most common types of vascular malformations is nevus flammeus (often called stork bite or port-wine stain), a congenital capillary malformation of superficial dermal blood vessels which is present at birth and grows commensurate with the child. It is characterized by a pink or red discoloration on the surface skin level of the face or other areas of the body. With time, the vasculature dilates and the patches turn into raised and thickened plaque. This type of skin change is most often treated with a yellow laser. During this treatment, the laser light turns into heat which causes a biological effect on the tissue thus reducing and removing the capillaries or other treated changes.
Congenital nevus (mole)
Congenital nevi (moles) are pigmented changes present on the skin of children since birth or appear in their early years. These changes are benign, and some of them can be completely removed with a laser.
Acne are undoubtedly one of the worst side-effects of puberty. For many teenagers, they represent a justified aesthetic issue which additionally lowers their self-esteem, and, many of them, due to serious inflammation, require help from dermatologists. The treatment of acne is a long-term process which requires a good cooperation between the patient and the dermatologist, thus ensuring an effective control of the outbreak of new lesions. It is often necessary to wait for a few weeks to see the effects of the proposed treatment, and, sometimes, even short-term deterioration is possible before the outbreak of new lesions is under control. It is usually necessary to combine acne treatment preparations, but in some cases oral antibiotic therapy is also used, which ensures both antibacterial and anti-inflammatory effect.
Children should also have a habit of washing and cleansing their faces regularly. At least twice a day, children should wash their face with a gentle gel or a cleansing tonic.
In case your child has any of the skin issues described in the text, feel free to address us with full confidence. Our dermatologists will be happy to help you with detecting and treating all skin diseases and changes.
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