Children are welcome at Gaughf Dermatology. Providing the highest-quality care for all ages is a priority in a caring and compassionate environment. Common pediatric procedures can include evaluation and removal of moles and birthmarks and treatment of conditions such as eczema or atopic dermatitis, molluscum contagiosum and warts. If a biopsy is necessary, our goal is to make it as painless and trauma-free as possible. We also offer the best therapies and the newest technology for the treatment of acne in preteens and teenagers.
Acne for teenagers can cause emotional distress and even depression. It is important to get medical treatment because even over the counter treatments are often not enough to clear even mild cases of acne. For mild cases, you can start with our Flawless Acne medical grade products . Even if prescriptions are needed, these are great additions to any acne regimen. We offer many topical and oral medications including Isotretinoin ( Acutane), as well as chemical peels and microdermabrasion. Microneedling with Radiofrequency can also be used to clear nodular acne.
Hemangiomas consist of blood vessels close to the skin’s surface and are considered vascular birthmarks. They may appear several weeks after birth. These are common on the head, neck, or limbs and can be pink, red, blue, or purple. Some hemangiomas shrink on their own over time while others grow as the child grows. Our providers will examine your hemangioma and determine if any treatment is needed. Laser therapy can be one treatment of vascular birthmarks as well as topical or oral therapy.
Warts are very common in school-age children and can be resistant to therapy. We offer multiple treatments depending on several factors
These pearl-like bumps caused by a virus are common in children and are contagious. They can be treated by scraping, topicals or Canthrone ( blister beetle juice).
Eczema or dermatitis is a chronic itchy rash which can start in infancy or childhood. Atopic eczema means there is a tendency for allergies, hay fever, asthma to run in the family. We use topical medications, light treatment, oral medications such as antihistamines and antibiotics when necessary. Dupixent, a new drug that targets the immune cells, is a recent medical breakthrough for atopic dermatitis.