One of our goals at Vanguard—which our team of dermatologists and dermatology advanced practitioners dedicate themselves to daily—is to treat our patients like family. We pride ourselves on offering quality care while promoting a safe and comfortable environment for all dermatology patients who walk through our doors.
Most often, patients who visit our various Southern Colorado locations are adults interested in dermatology or aesthetic services. However, dermatology care practices are not limited to adults only, and we offer a variety of pediatric dermatology services to ensure the health and well-being of the youngest members of our communities, from infants to teenagers.
Caring for Your Little Ones from Head to Toe
In many ways, children of all ages deal with similar skin concerns as adults. All skin is susceptible to environmental stress, disease, irritation, and numerous disorders and blemishes. However, children also have many unique skin concerns that require expert attention. These can include conditions like cradle cap, persistent diaper rash or other rashes. Pediatric skin issues can also include a variety of fungal, viral or parasitic skin conditions. We understand how challenging it can be the find the best dermatologist for your child.
Our team of dermatologists and advanced practitioners exude compassionate, kid-friendly bedside manner while caring for your little ones. We work to keep your child at ease while addressing concerns involving the skin, hair, and nails. Working with parents, we help develop treatment plans that match the particular needs of children.
Helping to Alleviate the Concerns of New Parents
For first-time parents, any health concern their child experiences can be frightening. Vanguard dermatologists help alleviate parents’ concerns by speaking with them openly and educating them on common conditions from erythema toxicum neonatorum (a harmless skin rash often experienced by newborns) to milia (small white bumps that form around a baby’s eyes and often go away on their own without any medical intervention) to warts which often require multiple treatments.
Our dermatologists, dermatology PAs and dermatology NPs also work directly with parents to recommend topical products designed specifically for younger children and to develop daily habits at home that will promote optimal skin health.
Developing Tolerances and Building Immunities
As adults, so much of our daily protection from the outside world comes simply from years of exposure. Young children are still developing many tolerances and immunities, and therefor are more susceptible to conditions such as warts, scabies, chicken pox, and ringworms. Treating these conditions while keeping other family members safe is of the utmost priority, and Vanguard’s medical providers are specially trained in developing treatment options for babies, toddlers, tweens, teenagers, and adults alike.
Navigating At-home Remedies and Specialized Diets for Children
There seems to be no end to the number of books and blogs published each year that focus solely on new diet suggestions and at-home remedies for our young ones’ skin. These recommendations change from month to month and from year to year. This can be incredibly confusing for parents. It is our aim to help parents with these concerns and to simplify the medical advice they receive on a regular basis.
Our goal is to help your child achieve healthy skin now and as adults.
For more information about pediatric dermatology services or to schedule your child’s first appointment, contact us today at (719) 355-1585. We have dermatology offices in Cañon City, Castle Rock, Colorado Springs, Pueblo and Woodland Park. Not sure which of our dermatology providers is best suited to care for your child’s pediatric dermatology needs? Call us and we can schedule you with the best dermatologist or dermatology provider for your child.