Pediatric Dermatology

Specialized treatment of all skin diseases and disorders in infants, children, and adolescents.

The Division of Dermatology at Nicklaus Children's Hospital focuses on the latest medications and technology available for the specialized treatment of all skin diseases and disorders affecting children of all ages.

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The Division of Dermatology at Nicklaus Children's Hospital, focuses on the latest medications and technology available for the specialized treatment of all skin diseases and disorders in infants, children, adolescents and young adults.

The division has consistently offered the most innovative treatments for a full range of dermatologic conditions.

Treatments and Procedures

  • Cryosurgery for the destruction of warts, actinic keratoses, seborrheic keratoses
  • Electrodessication for the destruction of warts, irritated seborrheic keratoses, pyogenic granuloma
  • Curretage of molluscum contagiosum
  • Medical management with propranolol, oral/intralesional corticosteroids
  • Topical treatment with Aldara
  • Patch testing for allergic contact dermatitis
  • Phototherapy (UVB) for psoriasis, and severe eczema
  • Acne surgery, acne glycolic acid peels
  • Smart Peel (micro demabrasion), blue light treatments
  • Intralesional corticosteroid treatment of acne cysts, alopecia areata, keloids
  • Cosmetic Procedures: Botox, Restylane, Sculptra, Fraxel Laser

Treatments and Procedures

Conditions We Treat

As a service to the community, the Division of Dermatology is pleased to offer an annual skin cancer-screening program each May. Participants are offered a complete skin examination for the early detection of squamous cell carcinomas as well as basal cell carcinomas and melanomas. This screening is free of charge and is open to members of the community.

Minor surgical procedures including:

  • Skin punch and shave biopsies
  • Excisions of atypical and irritated nevi and congenital nevi
  • Excision of acne scars, irritated cysts and nevus sebacei, localized epidermal nevi and skin cancers
  • Incision and drainage of abcesses

Laser Surgery Center

The Laser Center sees an ever-increasing number of patients who seek treatment of their port-wine stains, angiomas, superficial hemangiomas, hypertrophic scars, and warts with the vascular dye laser. Using the ultra-pulsed CO2 laser for the treatment of epidermal nevi, angiofibromas, nevus sebacei which are extensive can be accomplished with minimal scars. Patients with Nevus of Ito and Ota, as well as tattoo patients, are treated with the Q-switched yag laser with the expected excellent results.

  • Vascular dye laser for port wine stains, ulcerated cavernous hemangiomas, pyogenic granulomas, telangiectasias, cherry angiomas, capillary hemangiomas, keloids, hypertrophic scars, and warts.
  • Laser hair removal
  • Laser Tattoo removal
  • Ultrapulse CO2 Laser for removal of epidermal nevi
  • Topical PUVA for treatment of vitiligo

Lasers offered:

  • Candela Vbeam Perfecta (pulsed dye laser)
  • Candela Gentlelase (Alexandrite laser for recalcitrant lesions)
  • FRAXEL (for residual scarring)

Inpatient Dermatology Services

Treatment of more severe skin conditions including severe atopic dermatitis, psoriasis, curtaneous infection, TEN, SJS, SSSS, etc.; specialized dermatologic nursing care on 3 South; and whirlpool therapy for severe skin infections, eczema, psoriasis, leg ulcers.

Operating Room services for larger surgical cases, including excision of congenital nevi, cysts, and the treatment of extensive port wine stains and particularly those involving the periorbital area.

Consultation Service covering the emergency room, wards, PICU, NICU, OPC.

Success Stories

After a healthy delivery of her newborn baby girl Alanis, Ana was told that she was born with a small caramel colored birthmark on her arm. Not immediately alarmed by the news, Ana waited for their first appointment with the pediatrician who then referred them to Ana Margarita Duarte, MD, Director of the Division of Dermatology at Nicklaus Children’s Hospital.
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