Resources for Families
In addition to our specialists, Children's Hospital Colorado also provides the following resources for your family:
Children's Family Health Library
Children's Hospital Colorado's main campus location offers a Family Health Library to provide information in broad areas such a parenting, child development, and medical diagnosis in children. Please feel free to stop by and use this great resource as you would like.
A non-profit organization that provides hairpieces to financially disadvantaged children under the age of 18 who are suffering from long-term medical hair loss.
Dystrophic Epidermolysis Bullosa Research Association, a national non-profit organization dedicated to promoting research to find new treatments and a cure for Epidermolysis Bullosa. Provides information and support for people with EB and their families.
Provides information, support and advocacy efforts regarding this autoimmune skin disease that results in loss of hair on the scalp and body.
The Foundation for Ichthyosis and Related Skin Types (FIRST). Provides information and support for individuals and families with the genetic diseases collectively called ichthyoses.
Clinic Appointments and Evaluations
In the Dermatology Clinic at Children's Colorado, your child will see a pediatric dermatologist who will begin with a thorough visual examination. This will require your child to remove some or all of his or her clothing. In some cases, the physician might recommend a skin biopsy, skin scrape or blood tests, which can be performed in the clinic the same day. Following the examination and possible skin or blood testing, the dermatologist will make recommendations for treatment.
If Your Child Needs a Surgical Procedure
If a surgical procedure is necessary, the pediatric dermatologist will determine whether the procedure will take place the same day, or if it needs to be rescheduled. Then the dermatologist works with the patient and family to discuss whether a local anesthetic or general anesthetic in Childrenâ€™s pediatric-specific surgical program is the best option. Patients who undergo surgeries performed in the Dermatology Clinic have the option of watching or listening to videos or music to help make the procedure as non-traumatic as possible.
Why Choose Children's Hospital Colorado for Skin Conditions
From pediatric dermatologists who consider themselves pediatricians first, then kids at heart, to innovative approaches that make treatments as non-invasive as possible, to the latest state-of-the-art clinical services, Children's Hospital Colorado strives to make evaluating and treating a wide range of skin conditions the best possible experience for children and their families. And we've had years of experience. Dr. William Weston, the first pediatric dermatologist at Children's Colorado, is widely considered one of the founding fathers in the field of pediatric dermatology, and helped find the Society for Pediatric Dermatology. Dr. Weston also co-authored one of the premier textbooks in pediatric dermatology, along with Dr. Joseph Morelli, chief of Pediatric Dermatology at Children's Colorado. Years of experience combined with specialized training make dermatologists at Children's Colorado experts in understanding the sensitive needs of children with various skin conditions.