Advanced Medical and Cosmetic Dermatology
Samuel L. Gettler, MD
Medical & Cosmetic Dermatology located in Stamford, CT
Skin conditions affect people of all ages, including children and teens. Pediatric dermatology services specialize in the unique skin care needs of children and teens with skin problems. Samuel Gettler, MD, a board-certified dermatologist at Advanced Medical and Cosmetic Dermatology in Stamford, Connecticut, provides services to children of all ages. Schedule an appointment for your child by calling the office or booking an appointment online today.
Pediatric Dermatology Q & A
What are pediatric dermatology services?
Pediatric dermatology is an area of medicine that specializes in diagnosing and treating skin conditions that affect children. Though skin conditions can develop at any age, there are some conditions that often develop during childhood.
Dr. Gettler is an experienced board-certified dermatologist who provides pediatric dermatology at Advanced Medical and Cosmetic Dermatology. He treats children of all ages, from infancy to adolescence.
What pediatric dermatology services are available?
Any ongoing skin condition affecting your child does benefit from pediatric dermatology. Dr. Gettler specializes in diagnosing and treating many common pediatric skin problems, including:
Eczema, also known as atopic dermatitis, is a common skin condition that develops during childhood. Eczema causes a dry, red, itchy rash.
Psoriasis is an autoimmune condition that triggers an overproduction of skin cells. People with psoriasis most often develop scaly, red, itchy patches of skin.
Alopecia areata is a type of hair loss. It develops when the immune system attacks the hair follicles and destroys them, causing sudden and dramatic hair loss.
Acne is very common during adolescence. Whether your teen’s acne is mild or severe, it’s not a skin condition you should let run its course. Dr. Gettler can provide your child with the right treatment to reduce breakouts and prevent acne scars.
Warts are a common skin condition that affects children. They develop when the skin comes in contact with a strain of the human papillomavirus (HPV). Dr. Gettler provides kid-friendly treatments to remove warts from his pediatric patients.
Moles, Birthmarks, and Skin Growths
Dr. Gettler provides services including the evaluation of moles and birthmarks or any type of skin growth affecting children
What can I expect during a pediatric dermatology consultation?
Dr. Gettler takes a patient-centered approach to care. When you bring your child in for a pediatric dermatology consultation, you can expect Dr. Gettler to provide a comprehensive examination that focuses on your child’s unique skin care needs.
In most cases, Dr. Gettler diagnoses skin problems after an examination. However, if necessary, he may run lab work to confirm a diagnosis.
Dr. Gettler creates a personalized treatment plan for your child based on their diagnosis. He schedules regular follow-up appointments to monitor your child's skin condition and adjust their plan as needed.
To schedule a pediatric dermatology appointment, call Advanced Medical and Cosmetic Dermatology or book an appointment online today.