Children’s Hospital New Orleans Pediatric Dermatology
Skin treatments for children & adolescents
The dermatologists at Children’s Hospital New Orleans provide outpatient evaluation and consultation on all conditions involving the skin, hair, and nails. Diagnosis and treatment are available for both acute and chronic conditions. We offer diagnostic procedures including skin biopsies, skin scrapings for microscopy, and testing for bacterial, fungal, and viral infection. Our surgical services include outpatient day surgery, electrosurgery, cryosurgery, and laser therapy. In addition to treating common childhood skin conditions, we specialize in treating conditions unique to children including genetic and congenital skin diseases. The dermatology service provides inpatient consultation for dermatologic needs while patients are hospitalized.
Management expertise includes, but is not limited to:
- Atopic dermatitis
- Capillary malformations (port wine stains)
- Genetic and inherited skin conditions
- Hair and nail disorders
- Infantile hemangiomas
- Skin infections
- Warts and molluscum
For information about vascular anomalies, please refer to the Vascular Anomalies Clinic. Dermatology is pleased to participate with this multidisciplinary team.
The rapid growth that children undergo during the transformation from infancy to adulthood involves changes in our skin. Knowing the difference between what is typical and what is abnormal may sometimes be challenging. Our pediatric dermatologists are here to guide you in providing the healthiest way to care for and treat your child’s skin. Moles, pigment changes, intermittent rashes, and other skin growths or blemishes are likely to appear as children grow and develop. We focus on caring exclusively for children and adolescents so that you and your child can have an experience that is both comfortable and informative.