Paediatric Skin Lesions
Lesions may be present at birth or can develop as the child grows. Whatever their causes, how can skin lesions be treated safely and effectively? Fortunately, Dr Buckland can provide simple answers and effective solutions.
Skin lesions can be grouped into two categories: congenital and those acquired later in childhood. Congenital skin lesions are variations in colour or texture that are present at birth, such as moles or vascular birthmarks. The other type of lesions are ‘acquired lesions’ which appear
as a tumour on the surface of the skin, such as Pilomatrixoma which can be white or red in colour. Vascular lesions such as Pyogenic granulomas are also benign, small and reddish in colour.
Are they harmful?
Most paediatric skin lesions are benign in nature. Whilst some lesions can be managed without surgery, certain lesions are best managed with an operation. Dr Buckland specialises in the surgical management of paediatric skin lesions. These include vascular malformations, pigmented skin lesions and acquired anomalies.
Specialised Care and Treatment.
Today’s state of the art techniques and equipment allow Dr Buckland to treat your child’s skin lesions in a safe and effective way with minimal discomfort. He is highly skilled and knowledgeable in the treatment of childhood skin lesions. For peace of mind, and to ensure you’re fully informed we invite you to contact our team via email or phone 02 8969 2400.
How are they caused?
Skin lesions can be caused by a wide variety of conditions and diseases. A tendency toward developing moles, freckles, or birthmarks may be inherited or the result of sun exposure. Infection of the skin itself by bacteria, viruses, fungi, or parasites is the most common cause of skin lesions. Allergic reactions and sensitivity to outside environmental factors can also lead to the formation of skin lesions. Underlying conditions can also precipitate the appearance of skin lesions.
What can I do if my child has a concerning skin lesion?
Treatment of skin lesions depends on the underlying cause, the type of lesions and the child’s general health. Moles, freckles, and birthmarks are normal parts of the skin and will not disappear unless deliberately removed by a surgical procedure. Since we want you to be fully informed about the most effective treatment of paediatric skin lesions, we invite you to contact us today for a consultation.