Pediatric Dermatology

Whether it's a rash, acne or something more complex, skin disorders can make everyday life difficult for your child. Pediatric dermatology experts at Cedars-Sinai deliver specialized care that brings much-needed relief. Parents across the L.A. area put their trust in our abilities and expertise.

Our Approach to Pediatric Dermatology

We treat conditions that occur throughout childhood and adolescence. We even care for newborns.

Our approach includes:


Your child receives care from board-certified dermatologists with decades of experience treating children. We recognize symptoms that are unique to pediatric skin disorders. Even if you or your child cannot describe the symptoms, we often pinpoint the source of the problem. Meet our expert team.

Accurate Diagnosis

Our team includes board-certified dermatologists that specialize in diagnosing skin disorders. Your child may also receive care from our nurse practitioners and physician assistants who have extensive expertise in dermatology. We offer advanced assessments for potential skin allergies through patch testing. We test for more than 80 substances, allowing us to accurately diagnose the problem as quickly as possible.

Child-Friendly Therapies

Children with warts may find standard treatments, which include applying ultra-cold gas (liquid nitrogen), scary and uncomfortable. We apply a special substance called cantharidin to your child's skin for treatment that may provide lasting relief.

Pediatric Skin Conditions We Treat

Our experts treat a broad range of conditions, including eczema, cradle cap and rashes.

Specialized Care for Acne

Whether your child just started experiencing symptoms or has blemishes that won't quit, we're here to help. Find out more about acne.

Our experts help many children get relief using acne therapies that may include:

  • Medicated creams and cleansers
  • Medications your child takes by mouth
  • Novel laser treatments for acne scarring

We also offer Accutane for acne that does not respond to standard treatments. Accutane is a strong medication that is among the best treatments in the world for severe acne.

Have Questions or Need Help?

To make an appointment or refer a patient, call the Dermatology care team. You can also have us call you back at your convenience.

Monday through Friday, 8 am - 5 pm PT

7 days a week, 6 am - 9 pm PT