Pediatric Dermatology

Children and teens can be self-conscious about how their skin looks—what they see may be a simple condition or a complex disease. Our specialists are here to handle your child's needs.

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At University of Minnesota Masonic Children’s Hospital, pediatric dermatologists collaborate with other pediatric medical specialists—including the Center for Pediatric Vascular Lesions, the Epidermolysis Bullosa Specialty Clinic, Atopic Dermatitis Specialty Clinic and the combined services of rheumatology and dermatology—to offer a range of treatments made especially for your child. 

Our Approach

Our board-certified dermatologists treat patients with skin conditions ranging from common newborn and childhood rashes, eczema, and birthmarks to complex inherited skin diseases. They also perform minor procedures and laser treatments for birthmarks like port-wine stains and hemangiomas in clinic. Many procedures are performed in a sedation center designed for your child or teen's comfort.

In addition to general pediatric dermatology, we offer a combined service with Pediatric Rheumatology where patients can see both specialists on the same day. We also offer more specialized care in two specialty clinics, a clinic devoted to Epidermolysis Bullosa, and the Center for Pediatric Vascular Lesions.

Pioneered by the research in the Blood and Marrow Transplant program, our dermatologists work closely with these specialists to care for epidermolysis patients from all over the world.

Our Center for Pediatric Vascular Lesions is an interdisciplinary clinic with experts in hematology and oncology, interventional radiology, ophthalmology, otolaryngology, pediatric surgery, plastic surgery, and orthopedics. With these specialists, we work to create a unified approach to care for these challenging congenital vascular malformations.

Conditions We Treat

Our team of specialist have expertise in treating many conditions, including:

Treatments, Tests, and Procedures

M Health Fairview Dermatologists offer the following treatments:


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Pediatric Blood and Marrow Transplant & Cellular Therapy

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There may be other treatments, test, and procedures for this diagnosis, including:

  • Cryotherapy
  • Phototherapy (UVA and UVB)
  • Topical Therapies
  • Oral Medications
  • Injectable Medications
  • Pulsed Dye Laser Therapy
  • Fractional Laser Therapy
  • Skin Surgery (Excision)
  • Steroid Injection
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