Cleaver Medical Group Dermatology

Pediatric Dermatology

Pediatric Dermatology services offered in Cumming, Dawsonville, Dahlonega, Toccoa, Canton, Johns Creek, Alpharetta and Gainesville, GA

Caring for children’s skin requires specialized care from a doctor who understands their unique needs. At Cleaver Medical Group Dermatology in Cumming, Dawsonville, Dahlonega, Johns Creek, Toccoa, and Canton, Georgia, the pediatric dermatologists offer complete care for children with eczema, psoriasis, acne, birthmarks, and other common skin conditions. Call Cleaver Medical Group Dermatology today or schedule an appointment online.

Pediatric Dermatology Q&A

What is pediatric dermatology?

Pediatric dermatologists specialize in skin care for children and adolescents. They diagnose, treat, and help prevent skin disorders in children. Whether your child has an unexplained rash, itchy skin, or a new mole, your dermatologist at Cleaver Medical Group Dermatology can provide an accurate diagnosis and effective treatment.

What conditions can pediatric dermatology treat?

The common skin concerns that children face include:



Eczema, also called atopic dermatitis, causes red, dry patches of skin. While eczema can appear anywhere on the body, it commonly shows up in skin folds, like the back of the knees, inner elbows, backs of the ears, and genitals.




Psoriasis is an autoimmune disease that causes scaly, red, silvery areas of skin. It can affect the scalp, face, legs, and trunk of the body. Like eczema, psoriasis is often itchy. It can also sting and burn when irritated.



Pigmented BirthmarksPigmented birthmarks

A pigmented birthmark is a collection of melanocytes or pigment cells. These marks can be large, brown, black, gray, or blue. While pigmented birthmarks are harmless, they can cause aesthetic concerns.



Vascular BirthmarksVascular birthmarks

Vascular birthmarks, like port wine stains or hemangiomas, are accumulations of improperly formed blood vessels. They can appear red, purple, or pink.




A wart is a grainy growth that often appears on a child’s hands, elbows, knees, or feet. Warts can be painful if they develop in weight-bearing areas, like the feet. They can also be difficult to remove with at-home remedies or drugstore treatments.



Ingrown ToenailsIngrown toenails

Ingrown toenails grow into the surrounding skin. The edge of the nail can become embedded in the skin, causing redness, swelling, and pain. With prompt intervention, your dermatologist can treat an ingrown toenail without having to remove it.




A rash is an irritated patch of skin that is typically red and itchy. Allergies, chemical reactions, sun exposure, and underlying diseases are causes of rashes that your dermatologist can treat.



What treatments are available in pediatric dermatology?

Cleaver Medical Group Dermatology offers the safest, most effective techniques for pediatric conditions. Standard treatments in pediatric dermatology include:

  • Topical creams, ointments, and solutions
  • Cryotherapy (freezing)
  • Laser therapy
  • Light therapy
  • Surgery

After a thorough skin exam, your dermatologist can find the right treatment for your child. Call Cleaver Medical Group Dermatology today or schedule an appointment online to learn more.