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UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh’s Acne Treatment Center is the only one of its kind in the region. Acne is the #1 condition treated at the Division of Pediatric Dermatology at Children's Hospital, and the reason the Acne Treatment Center was established.
Some parents may feel that acne is a “rite of passage” and need not be treated; however, it can cause significant stress for a child or teenager and, in some cases, scarring that can last a lifetime. Acne is the most common (and almost universal) skin problem among school-aged and adolescent children, yet it is very treatable.
Located at Pine Center in Wexford, Pa., the center is led by Douglas Kress, MD, and Robin Gehris, MD, both of whom are full-time board-certified pediatric dermatologists, their pediatric dermatology fellow, and their four full-time certified physician assistants, all of whom are expert in the treatment of acne.
There are two main types of acne:
Many prescriptive therapies are available for the treatment of acne. However, for severe acne or acne that has been resistant to other forms of therapy and has not improved, a drug called Accutane may be recommended. This drug must be prescribed and monitored very carefully by a specially licensed and experienced physician, such as a board-certified pediatric dermatologist, to monitor for any drug-related side effects. When given properly, Accutane is one of the most effective agents available for treating this subtype of severe or resistant acne. Our physicians are fully credentialed members of the iPledge Accutane Program, and our licensed PAs have reached the highest level of training and experience in managing patients in the iPledge program.
Children's Hospital's main campus is located in the Lawrenceville neighborhood. Our main hospital address is:
UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh
One Children’s Hospital Way
4401 Penn Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15224
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