Cosmetic dermatology procedures help with having clear, smooth, better-looking skin. While you may think most cosmetic treatments are only for adults, children can also benefit from them – especially for skin issues like acne, hyperpigmentation, and scarring.
Let’s talk about some of the cosmetic dermatology procedures that are frequently performed on children in the interest of their self-confidence, and where you can go in Miami and across South Florida for outstanding dermatology care for the whole family.
Cosmetic Dermatology Techniques Often Performed on Children’s Skin
Some of the most popular dermatological procedures that are performed on children include the following:
Children in their teens can have chemical peels to address rough skin texture, uneven skin tone, and hyperpigmentation left behind by acne. It can even help prevent and treat acne by gently removing the top layers of the skin, and taking along with it blackheads, whiteheads, and pimples, and encouraging the growth of healthy skin.
Glycolic peels can also remove early signs of sun damage, 23% of which usually occurs before the age of 18.
To treat teen acne and to minimize the appearance of acne scarring, a skilled dermatologist can perform microdermabrasion. This involves the use of a tool that delivers a fine jet of crystals over the skin.
Similar to a glycolic acid peel, it exfoliates the skin, removing the topmost layer of dead skin cells which can contribute to the development of acne.
Beta Lift Peels
A beta lift peel is a superficial peel that involves the use of beta hydroxy acids (BHAs), which are organic fruit acids. It can help teens who have mild to severe acne, and it can smooth out rough skin that is the result of acne.
Beta lift peels are very mild and can be used on all types of skin, including sensitive skin.
Fraxel Laser Treatments
The scars that acne leaves behind can cause severe self-consciousness in teens. Fraxel laser is used to treat atrophic scars (depressed scars or indented skin scarring) using microscopic laser beams. It can greatly reduce the appearance of acne scars anywhere on the body.
Intralesional Corticosteroid Treatment for Acne Cysts
Your dermatologist can make deep acne nodules and cysts go away by injecting corticosteroids directly into the acne. Cortisone is a powerful anti-inflammatory that makes acne shrink and improves its appearance.
Pediatric Skin Treatments in Miami and Coral Gables
At Children’s Skin Center, our board-certified dermatologists and certified physician assistants regularly perform cosmetic dermatology procedures on children to restore their skin – and their self-confidence. We are South Florida’s premier pediatric dermatology practice, and we are sure to have a location that is convenient to you.
Our lead dermatologist, Dr. Ana Duarte, has advanced fellowship training in pediatric dermatology and provides kid-friendly skincare. She will examine your child’s skin and can recommend treatments that will help improve the skin’s appearance and get acne issues under control. Different treatments may be combined to produce optimum results.
Trust the dermatology team of Dr. Duarte with treatments for adult and pediatric skin conditions. To schedule an appointment, call our dermatology clinic today at (305) 669-6555 or fill out our convenient appointment request form online now. We look forward to helping your child have clear, smooth skin!