Pediatric Dermatology

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.

Treatments and Procedures

Expand the box below for a detailed list of conditions.

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

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.

Treatments Offered

  • 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

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
children's dermatology patient

Service Locations

Nicklaus Children's Doral Outpatient Center
3601 NW 107th Avenue
Doral, FL 33178

Nicklaus Children's Hospital Main Campus
3100 SW 62nd Avenue
Miami, FL 33155

Nicklaus Children's Miami Lakes Outpatient Center
15025 NW 77 Avenue
Miami Lakes, FL 33014

Nicklaus Children's Miramar Outpatient Center
12246 Miramar Parkway
Miramar Square
Miramar, FL 33025

Nicklaus Children's Palm Beach Gardens Outpatient Center
11310 Legacy Avenue
Legacy Place
Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410

Nicklaus Children's Pinecrest Urgent Care Center
11521 South Dixie Highway
1st Floor
Pinecrest, FL 33156

Nicklaus Children's West Kendall Outpatient Center
13400 SW 120th Street
Suite 100
Miami, FL 33186