Pediatric Pigmentation: Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment

Pediatric Pigmentation: Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment


Pediatric pigmentation refers to changes in skin color that occur in children. These changes can be caused by a variety of factors, including genetics, hormonal changes, and exposure to the sun. While some changes in skin color are normal and benign, others can be indicative of an underlying condition.


Pediatric pigmentation can be caused by several factors, including:

  • Genetics: Some children may inherit genes that cause pigmentation changes.
  • Hormonal changes: Hormonal changes during puberty can cause pigmentation changes.
  • Sun exposure: Exposure to the sun can cause pigmentation changes, particularly in fair-skinned children.
  • Moles: Moles are a common cause of pigmentation changes in children. While most moles are benign, some can be indicative of melanoma.


Symptoms of pediatric pigmentation can include:

  • Changes in skin color, including lighter or darker patches of skin
  • Moles that are changing in size, shape, or color
  • Moles that are bleeding, itching, or painful


Treatment for pediatric pigmentation depends on the underlying cause. In some cases, no treatment is necessary. However, if the pigmentation is caused by a mole or other growth that is suspected of being cancerous, surgical removal may be necessary.

At 212SKIN Dermatology, our pediatric dermatologist Dr. Avshalumova has years of experience in diagnosing and treating pediatric pigmentation issues. Treatment options may include:

  • Topical creams and ointments
  • Laser therapy
  • Surgical removal

If you suspect that your child has a pigmentation issue, it’s important to seek medical attention. Dr. Avshalumova and the team at 212SKIN Dermatology can provide a comprehensive evaluation and recommend the best treatment options for your child’s specific needs.


Pediatric pigmentation can be a cause for concern, particularly if it is indicative of an underlying condition. If you have any concerns about your child’s skin color or notice any changes in their skin, it’s important to seek medical attention. At 212SKIN Dermatology, we offer comprehensive evaluation and treatment for pediatric pigmentation issues. Contact us today to schedule an appointment.

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