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The Benefits of Taking Your Child to a Pediatric Dermatologist

Published on February 8, 2015

Children can have skin conditions that benefit from a consultation with a dermatologist. Some conditions that begin in childhood may continue into adulthood but early treatment can provide relief and reduce later severity. Other conditions are unique to childhood and should also be treated early to reduce the possibility of chronic conditions. Still other conditions impact your child’s confidence but can be addressed to help them feel better about themselves. Our offices offer certified dermatologists who are trained in pediatric dermatology.

What skin conditions that children suffer do dermatologists treat?

Our Westchester County dermatologists treat both common conditions like eczema and rare skin diseases like vitiligo. Our dermatologists are also equipped to discuss ways to minimize birth marks and other discolorations and scars. The most common skin conditions in children are:

  • Chicken pox
  • Ringworm, impetigo, MRSA, scabies and other skin infections
  • Eczema (atopic dermatitis)
  • Acne
  • Skin rashes such as psoriasis and pityriasis rosea
  • Hives
  • Moles
  • Warts
  • Birthmarks

Why it’s important to take your child to a pediatric dermatologist in Scarsdale

These conditions can affect your child’s health and self-esteem, but they are all treatable. Our dermatology office provides a caring and comfortable space for you and your child to consult with a dermatologist trained specifically in addressing the unique conditions common in children. Our staff is friendly and will put both you and your child at ease. There are many options available both to safely treat and minimize the effects of these conditions.

If you are concerned that your child may have any of these skin conditions or any other, make an appointment for a consultation with one of our certified pediatric dermatologists and to design a treatment plan that is right for your child.

For your convenience, we have pediatric dermatology offices in Manhattan and Scarsdale, staffed with certified, pediatric dermatologists.

Teledermatology with Westchester Center for Dermatology

Dear Patients,

Westchester Center for Dermatology hopes you and your family are staying safe and minimizing your out-of-home activities. In that light, we would like to offer a Teledermatology option.

This service will allow patients to continue their care with the physicians they know while staying safe in the comfort of their own home.

We are seeing patients both virtually and have modified hours for in-office visits. Please call the office (914-472-4100) to arrange these consults or you can send your virtual appointment request to

Click here for more information on our Teledermatology services.