Pediatric Dermatology

Pediatric Dermatology has evolved into a specialized field committed to providing comprehensive care for children with skin, hair, and nail disorders. As healthcare professionals specializing caring for children, Pediatric Dermatologists at APDerm tackle a diverse array of conditions, ranging from common childhood skin issues to rare genetic disorders.

Recognizing the significance of skin health in a child’s overall well-being, Pediatric Dermatology at APDerm takes a leading role in ensuring the optimal dermatological health of the next generation. Our pediatric skin specialists deliver in depth care for skin conditions in children, prioritizing early diagnosis, personalized treatment plans, and a compassionate approach tailored to the unique needs and sensitivities of young patients.

Place your trust in APDerm for expert care and guidance in effectively managing a spectrum of pediatric skin disorders, and allow us to accompany and support your child on their journey towards achieving and maintaining healthier skin.

Pediatric Conditions

Acne

Acne, a common skin condition among pre-teens and adolescents, is characterized by the appearance of pimples, blackheads, and whiteheads. It typically arises during puberty, triggered by increased oil production and blocked pores. Recognizing the considerable influence of acne on self-esteem, APDerm’s Pediatric Dermatologists possess specialized expertise in addressing these challenges and prioritizing the unique needs and sensitivities of young patients by offering tailored solutions.

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Acne Scarring

The enduring impact of acne scarring raises significant concerns for adolescents and young adults, as it leaves lasting marks on the skin after severe acne lesions have healed. Beyond the visible aspects, these scars affect both the texture and tone of youthful skin. At APDerm, we acknowledge the potential impact of these scars on young patients’ well-being. For this reason, our approach involves a proactive stance toward addressing the challenges posed by pediatric acne scarring, minimizing and effectively managing the effects of these scars to enhance overall skin outcomes.

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Connective Tissue Disease

Connective tissue diseases, such as lupus and morphea (localized scleroderma), pose substantial challenges for children and young adults. These conditions can manifest in diverse ways, leading to skin changes that encompass rashes, tightness, and discoloration. Early diagnosis and comprehensive management are significantly important to ensure optimal outcomes for young patients affected by these diseases, and timely intervention is essential to mitigate potential complications and improve the overall quality of life for patients.

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Contact Dermatitus

Within the field of pediatric dermatology, contact dermatitis emerges as a common inflammatory skin condition affecting children and young adults. This condition is marked by skin inflammation triggered by a spectrum of irritants or allergens, ranging from soaps to specific substances commonly encountered in daily life. This dermatologic issue can significantly impact a child’s comfort and overall well-being. Trust APDerm for expert care in addressing triggers and managing pediatric contact dermatitis.

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Pediatric Eczema

Eczema, medically termed atopic dermatitis, is a widespread chronic inflammatory skin disorder frequently encountered during childhood. Characterized by itchy, red, and inflamed skin, this condition demands specialized attention for the effective management of recurrent flare-ups. It’s important to note that eczema can significantly impact a child’s quality of life, and it may persist into adulthood. Our Pediatric Dermatologists at APDerm focus on addressing the specific challenges associated with eczema and offering personalized care tailored to the unique needs of young patients. 

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Hairloss in Children

Hair loss, known as alopecia, can impact children and young adults for a variety of reasons, ranging from genetic factors to underlying medical conditions. One noteworthy example is alopecia areata, which results in patchy hair loss in young patients. It’s important to note that hair loss can have a profound impact on a child’s self-esteem and emotional well-being, which is one of the reasons why pediatric skin specialists play such a pivotal role in addressing these conditions. At APDerm, our Pediatric Dermatologists are well-versed in understanding and managing the intricacies associated with pediatric alopecia.

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Hermangiomas in Pediatric Dermatology

Within the realm of pediatric dermatology, encountering hemangiomas, which affect 1 in 20 infants, is a common occurrence. These vascular lesions require vigilant observation and/or specialized management to ensure the best outcome for young patients. Hemangiomas, while typically harmless, can vary widely in size and appearance, requiring careful monitoring; and in some cases, intervention for optimal outcome. Recognizing the unique challenges presented by these vascular lesions, we understand the importance of customized interventions for infants.

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Hives in Children

Hives, also known as urticaria, commonly arise in the domain of pediatric dermatology, manifesting as raised, itchy welts on the skin. Hives, whether acute or chronic, can pose a challenge in pinpointing their precise cause. Pediatric skin specialists are instrumental in addressing hives, dedicating themselves to the identification of specific triggers and providing appropriate care for affected individuals.

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Hyperhidrosis

Hyperhidrosis, characterized by excessive sweating, significantly impacts the daily lives of many children and young adults. Effective management relies on understanding the specific cause, making the expertise of pediatric dermatologists vital in identifying and addressing underlying factors contributing to this condition. Customized treatments tailored to the unique needs of younger patients are essential in effectively managing hyperhidrosis, and the specialized care provided by pediatric dermatologists is instrumental in enhancing the overall well-being of those affected.

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Infectious Diseases in Pediatric Dermatology

Within the specialized field of pediatric dermatology, healthcare professionals play a crucial role in identifying and managing the varied skin manifestations of infectious diseases in children and young adults. From addressing viral rashes to bacterial infections, early diagnosis is paramount for timely and suitable interventions, fostering optimal skin health from a young age. Recognizing distinctive skin symptoms linked to specific infectious diseases can facilitate their early identification and implementation of specialized treatments.

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Pediatric Moles

Moles occur commonly in all age groups, and our pediatric dermatologists understand the differences in pigmented lesions in children versus those in adults. From congenital nevi to eclipse nevi of the scalp, pediatric dermatologists are familiar with every benign subtype as well as any rare, potentially concerning subtype.  Regular observation is key to early detection, allowing us to promptly identify and address potential issues associated with moles in the pediatric population. Trust our Pediatric dermatologists for thorough mole examination and proactive care.

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Psoriasis

Psoriasis, commonly linked to adults, also affects children and adolescents. This autoimmune condition involves the rapid buildup of skin cells, resulting in visible symptoms like red patches and scales.  It is essential to have personalized treatment plans designed to address the distinctive challenges and sensitivities of pediatric patients with psoriasis, plans that seek to effectively manage both the physical and emotional impact of this chronic skin condition. Recognizing that psoriasis in children may differ in manifestations and responses to treatments compared to adults, specialized care is essential. 

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Rashes

Rashes are a common concern in pediatric dermatology, arising from various causes, including allergies and infections. For this reason, practitioners are significant in adeptly diagnosing and treating these diverse skin conditions in children and young adults. At APDerm, by leveraging our expertise to identify the root causes of rashes, we consider factors such as allergic reactions, infections, or underlying skin conditions. Our pediatric skin specialists understand that specialized knowledge allows for effective treatment strategies tailored to the unique needs of pediatric patients. Trust us for comprehensive treatment.

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Perioral Dermatitis

Though less common, pediatric dermatologists may come across cases of a rosacea-like condition called perioral dermatitis in young patients. In such instances, APDerm delivers specialized care to address the lesions observed on the faces of affected children and young adults. The expertise of our pediatric skin specialists allows for tailored treatment plans, considering the unique sensitivities and requirements of the pediatric population. By providing targeted interventions, symptoms can be managed effectively, promoting optimal skin health and the well-being of young individuals experiencing this condition.

Vitiligo

Vitiligo, a pigmentation disorder, can manifest in children and young adults, posing unique challenges. The expertise of pediatric dermatologists is crucial in addressing this condition, as they focus on managing the loss of melanin and providing comprehensive support for affected young patients. Specialized care involves tailored treatment plans, compassionate guidance, and a holistic approach to promote not only physical well-being but also the emotional and psychological health of those dealing with vitiligo from an early age.

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Pigmentation Disorders

In pediatric dermatology, pigmentation disorders are thoughtfully addressed, taking into account the unique factors that influence children and young adults. Pediatric dermatologists employ a specialized approach, and when possible, create tailored treatment strategies that consider the sensitive nature of pediatric skin. This comprehensive care not only focuses on pigmentation issues but also addresses the specific concerns and well-being of young individuals.

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Warts

Warts, resulting from the human papillomavirus (HPV), are frequently encountered in children and young adults. The expertise of pediatric dermatologists is vital in implementing age-appropriate strategies to effectively manage and treat warts in this population. These professionals understand the unique considerations of pediatric skin, ensuring that their approach is tailored to the specific needs of young individuals. Through careful and specialized care, pediatric skin specialists contribute to the successful treatment and resolution of warts.

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Genodermatoses

Genodermatoses, which include genetic skin disorders like epidermolysis bullosa or ichthyosis, often become apparent early in life, bringing forth distinctive challenges for those affected. Pediatric dermatologists play an indispensable role in both diagnosing and managing these conditions, taking into account the genetic factors influencing the skin. The specialized care they provide is tailored to meet the specific challenges posed by genodermatoses, with a focus on offering comprehensive support for affected children and young adults. Through compassionate care, we strive to contribute significantly to improving the quality of life for children grappling with genetic skin disorders.

Vascular Malformations

Pediatric skin specialists are experts in addressing the multifaceted challenges of vascular malformations, encompassing aesthetic and functional aspects. These skilled professionals focus on providing comprehensive care to children and young adults affected by conditions like port-wine stains, venous malformations, and lymphatic malformations. Characterized by persistent discoloration and abnormal vessels, these conditions can significantly impact the appearance and overall health of pediatric patients. Pediatric dermatologists excel in skillfully managing these conditions, guaranteeing both physical and emotional well-being.

How can APDerm help?

Dr. Brea Prindaville is a highly respected pediatric dermatologist at APDerm, who is triplel board certified in dermatology,general pediatrics, and pediatric dermatology. She attended NYU Medical School, then completed a full pediatrics residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital, becoming a board-certifiedpediatrician.

Driven by a passion for addressing challenging rashes and skin lesions, Dr. Prindaville delved into pediatric dermatology. She further honed her expertise by completing her dermatology residency in her home state at the University of Kansas, becoming a board-certified dermatologist.  She went on to complete two fellowships in pediatric dermatology at Children’s Mercy Hospital and the University of Massachusetts, enriching APDerm with her extensive knowledge.

Having excelled for six years at Brown Dermatology and as an assistant professor at Brown University, Dr. Prindaville garnered teaching awards. Her specialties encompass hemangiomas, vascular lesions, mosaicism, and education. Dr. Prindaville’s wealth of experience and dedication make her a valuable asset to the field of pediatric dermatology at APDerm.

Ready to provide expert care for your child’s dermatological needs, Dr. Prindaville invites you to schedule an appointment and experience the highest quality pediatric dermatology services. Your child’s skin health is in capable hands with Dr. Brea Prindaville. Book your consultation today!

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Specializing in the intricate nuances of skin, hair, and nail disorders in children and young adults, pediatric dermatology stands as a crucial and specialized field bridging general dermatology and pediatric medicine. At APDerm, our expertise covers a wide range, addressing common childhood skin issues to rare genetic disorders. Our pediatric dermatologists, specialize in consultations, ensure early diagnosis, personalized treatment plans, and compassionate care tailored to the unique needs of young patients. We prioritize childrens’ well-being, offering a comprehensive approach to pediatric skin disorders.

Pediatric dermatology not only fosters healthy skin but also significantly contributes to overall health and quality of life for children and young adults. Our specialists play a crucial role in managing pediatric hair loss, addressing kids’ more temporary rashes, and providing expert guidance on chronic skin conditions such as eczema, psoriasis and vitiligo. This field reflects our commitment to nurturing a future where the dermatologic health of our youth is optimally managed and preserved.

Trust APDerm for expert care and guidance in managing pediatric skin disorders, including genetic skin disorders, pediatric hyperhidrosis, infantile hemangiomas, molluscum contagiosum, eczema, acne, warts, and many other conditions. Our commitment is to support the health and well-being of the next generation through expert pediatric dermatologic care.