Pediatric Dermatology in Columbus, OH
Like adults, children and teenagers in the Greater Columbus area are prone to skin conditions. These young patients require specialized treatment because their skin is still developing and they may have been teased for the flaws in their skin. Board-certified dermatologist Dr. Shari Hicks-Graham works closely with children and teenagers to help them feel confident and learn how to manage their skin conditions.
What is Pediatric Dermatology?
Pediatric dermatology is a subspecialty of dermatology that involves the diagnosis and treatment of skin conditions in children and teenagers. Dr. Hicks-Graham takes a special interest in pediatric skin conditions, both common and rare so that she can best support you and your child.
Pediatric Dermatology Benefits
Working with a board-certified pediatric dermatologist ensures that your child’s skin health and any conditions are managed appropriately. Many over-the-counter and prescription treatments are designed for adult skin, and the active ingredients may be too harsh for young skin. Children and adults also experience skin conditions due to hormonal changes associated with puberty. Dr. Hicks-Graham helps your child understand why they have skin problems and ways to have healthy, beautiful skin.
What Can Be Treated with Pediatric Dermatology?
Dr. Hicks-Graham works with these young patients to address:
- Atopic eczema
- Alopecia (hair loss)
What Can I Expect From Pediatric Dermatology?
Working with Dr. Hicks-Graham on pediatric dermatology concerns means that you and your child feel at ease during the examination, diagnosis and treatment stages. She explains skin to children and teenagers in a way that promotes understanding, as well as motivation to take care of their skin for their lifetime. The treatments that she recommends are designed specifically for younger skin, so you feel confident that your child is receiving the safest and most effective care in pediatric dermatology.
Pediatric Dermatology Preparation
You may want to spend some time with your child explaining the benefits of working with Dr. Hicks-Graham for their dermatology needs. Children tend to be critical of themselves, so you should provide a positive image of the experience.
Pediatric Dermatology Recovery
Your child may need to take medications, make lifestyle changes or have surgery for their skin condition. We will provide detailed instructions on the pediatric dermatology recovery process during your consultation with Dr. Hicks-Graham.
How Much Does Pediatric Dermatology Cost?
Pediatric dermatology is covered by most medical insurance plans. Your insurance company will determine your out-of-pocket expenses. Payment can be made by cash, check, major credit card or financing through CareCredit®.
Is Pediatric Dermatology Right for Me?
Children and teenagers are vulnerable to feeling self-conscious, so working with Dr. Hicks-Graham for your pediatric dermatology needs will give your child a more positive self-image and confidence. As a board-certified dermatologist, she specializes in common and rare skin conditions that affect younger patients.
Pediatric Dermatology Consultation
We accept self-directed and referral patients for our pediatric dermatology services. Contact us today to schedule a consultation between Dr. Hicks-Graham and your child or teenager to learn about the many benefits of pediatric dermatology at Downtown Dermatology.
Children and teenagers have unique needs for their skin conditions. Board-certified dermatologist Dr. Shari Hicks-Graham has a special interest in providing dermatology services to younger patients in the Greater Columbus area. Your child deserves the best, and you will find the best at Downtown Dermatology!