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Pediatric Dermatology Specialist

Hill Country Dermatology

Dermatology & Aesthetic Services located in New Braunfels, TX & Schertz, TX

Children require different dermatologic care than adults. With locations in New Braunfels, and Schertz, Texas, Danielle Brown, MD, at Hill Country Dermatology provide pediatric dermatology services for children of all ages. If your child has a skin concern, don’t hesitate to contact the team. Call the Hill Country Dermatology office nearest you or book an appointment online to learn more.

Pediatric Dermatology Q & A

What is pediatric dermatology?

Pediatric dermatology is a medical specialty that addresses skin, hair, and nail concerns in children and adolescents. While Hill Country Dermatology treats people of all ages, the practice has a certified pediatric dermatologist on staff. 

What does a pediatric dermatologist do?

Pediatric dermatologists have many responsibilities when caring for children. Depending on your reason for visiting Hill Country Dermatology, the team might:

  • Perform a skin biopsy
  • Diagnose and treat common skin conditions
  • Surgically remove skin lesions
  • Perform a skin cancer screening
  • Remove warts, moles, or cysts
  • Order imaging or blood tests

When your child arrives for their first visit, the team performs a comprehensive exam of their skin, hair, and nails to check for signs of abnormalities.

Which conditions can a pediatric dermatologist treat?

The pediatric dermatology team at Hill Country Dermatology treats a wide variety of common skin conditions in children, including:

Birthmarks

A birthmark is an abnormal patch of skin that may look and feel different from the surrounding tissue. They’re usually present at birth. Some birthmarks are vascular, meaning they develop from blood vessel abnormalities, while others are pigmentations on the surface of the skin. They come in varying colors, but the most common are brown, red, pink, tan, and white.

Warts

Warts are skin growths caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV). These small bumps are highly common in children and can develop nearly anywhere on the body. However, warts most often develop on the hands, feet, elbows, and knees. The team offers topical solutions, cryotherapy (freezing), surgery, and other treatments to remove warts.

Ringworm

Ringworm is a fungal infection that causes a red rash shaped like a ring. It can develop anywhere on the body, including on the scalp, nails, feet, and groin area. How the team treats ringworm and other fungal skin infections depends on their severity and location.

Moles

A mole is a pigmented skin growth that typically doesn’t cause harm. However, some moles can turn cancerous. That’s why it’s important to bring your child in for a screening if a mole changes or grows.

Dermatitis

Dermatitis is a skin condition that can take on many different forms. Atopic dermatitis, or eczema, is a chronic condition that presents as an itchy, red rash. Contact dermatitis, on the other hand, happens when your child’s skin touches an irritating chemical or allergen.

To learn more about the types of skin conditions the team treats, call Hill Country Dermatology or schedule an appointment online now.