Pediatrics

Pediatric Dermatology

We are committed to offering state-of-the-art dermatologic care to our pediatric and adolescent patients. We do all we can to make your child's visit a pleasant experience.

We may see your child in our outpatient setting, or for an inpatient consultation at the Kravis Children's Hospital at Mount Sinai. At Kravis, we may care for your child in our pediatric inpatient area, in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, or the pediatric emergency room, as appropriate.

Conditions We Treat

Our pediatric dermatology specialists care for children from birth to 21 years of age. Our highly trained doctors treat a wide variety of your child’s skin conditions, including:

  • Acne
  • Atopic Dermatitis
  • Psoriasis
  • Molluscum Contagiosum
  • Warts
  • Alopecia
  • Vitiligo
  • Pigmented and Vascular Birthmarks
  • Skin Cancer

Your child is never too young to see a dermatologist for a skin cancer screening. Everyone, regardless of age, should be checked periodically by a dermatologist, especially if there is a family history of dysplastic (atypical) moles, melanoma, or other skin cancer such as squamous cell carcinoma or basal cell carcinoma. While still rare, we are seeing more melanoma during childhood and adolescence. Skin cancer is often preventable with proper sun protection and treatable with good outcomes when detected early.

Treatments We Offer

Our pediatric dermatologists develop a treatment plan tailored to your child's needs. We take a multidisciplinary approach to conditions that may have both dermatological and psychological components.

We offer a variety of minor surgical procedures such as treating acne and performing biopsies or removing atypical moles. Laser treatments include pulse dye laser therapy for vascular birthmarks such as port wine stains. We also have the advanced technology available to treat conditions such as vitiligo, eczema, and psoriasis.

Serving a diverse community means addressing a wide range of patient needs. Your child may have pigmented skin, hair, and nails that cause distinct dermatological concerns. At our dermatology center, the Skin of Color Center, located at Mount Sinai St. Luke’s, we focus on patient care, education, and research about skin conditions in patients of color. We can also help you choose the skin and hair care products and cosmetics that are best for your child’s skin type.