Cascade Eye & Skin Centers is proud to work with both adults and children to help all of our patients achieve the healthy skin that they deserve.
Our pediatric dermatology team works with our younger patients and their families to manage complex conditions, such as severe atopic dermatitis/eczema, psoriasis, mastocytosis, and morphea.
We treat a variety of pediatric conditions, including:
- Alopecia areata
- Atopic dermatitis (eczema)
- Contact dermatitis
- Diaper care
- Fungal infections of the skin, hair, and nails
- Perioral dermatitis
- Pilomatricomas (cysts)
- Port-wine birthmarks
- Pyogenic granuloma
- Skin infections
- Spitz nevi
- Vascular birthmarks, acne scars, and acquired vascular lesions
In addition to clinical expertise, we offer state-of-the-art technologies to address our patients’ concerns, including advanced laser procedures for the treatment of vascular birthmarks (port-wine stains) and acne scars in teenagers.
Laser skin therapy is a low-risk, noninvasive modality used by pediatric dermatologists to treat many skin conditions. The laser used most often by pediatric dermatologists is the pulsed dye laser. However, many other types of lasers may be used depending on your child’s needs. Lasers are commonly used to treat birthmarks, vascular lesions (blood vessel anomalies), hemangiomas, port wine birthmarks, some lymphatic malformations, acne scarring, surgical scars, traumatic scars, tattoo art, traumatic tattoos (e.g. pencil lead, road rash, etc.), some inflammatory skin diseases, and skin changes from some genetic syndromes (e.g. angiofibromas in tuberous sclerosis). Laser treatments performed by our team are done without sedation (not under anesthesia).
Our compassionate pediatric team understands the importance of helping children feel comfortable during their appointment. We like to create a fun and engaging environment where we can fully understand what is bothering them before discussing treatment options as a family and team unit.