A child’s skin is continually growing and changing. Young skin is sensitive, susceptible to infection, and subject to frequent developmental changes and hormonal fluctuations. As a result, there are a wide variety of dermatologic disorders that can affect your child’s skin. Common conditions like dermatitis and allergic rashes can make life uncomfortable for infants (and their parents!). Chronic acne can create emotional turmoil for a teenager. Parents may worry whether skin lesions and moles might indicate skin cancer. Vascular birthmarks, like hemangiomas and port wine stains, may present cosmetic – and in certain cases, medical – concerns. And, for some children, certain skin conditions may be the first sign of an underlying genetic disorder or other serious issue.
Many pediatric dermatologic conditions can be treated with topical or oral medications. In some cases, medical treatment may be combined with surgical or laser intervention for the best results. One of New York’s leading pediatric dermatologists, Dr. Jody Levine is an expert in diagnosing and treating the full range of children’s skin disorders. At Plastic Surgery & Dermatology of NYC, parents can rest assured that their children will have access to the most extensive and sophisticated medical expertise, leading-edge technology, and the most advanced treatment options available.
Dual board certified as both a dermatologist and a pediatrician, Dr. Jody Levine is also the mother of four young children. She not only possesses a keen diagnostic sense, but she can also understand and connect with children at their level. Dr. Levine and the entire staff at PSD of NYC have worked to create a warm, welcoming atmosphere that caters not only to a child’s medical needs, but to his or her emotional needs as well. We’re sensitive to the anxiety young children may feel about treatment, or the embarrassment teens may experience about their acne. An empathetic staff and a child-focused environment can help put children at ease, which not only makes the experience more enjoyable for both child and parent, but may also help make the overall treatment and continuing care more effective.
At Plastic Surgery & Dermatology of NYC, we treat a broad spectrum of pediatric skin care concerns, from common issues such as moles, eczema, and acne to more complex conditions, including vascular birthmarks and hemangiomas. Our pediatric medical treatments include: