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We Take Skin, Hair and Nail Problems Head On.

At the Florida Center for Pediatric Dermatology, our specialists are always striving to deliver the most advanced care in a comfortable environment. In addition to expert treatment, our team of pediatric dermatologists engages in educating patients and their families about dermatologic conditions and various methods of prevention. To help spread the word, our team is actively involved in local community events and organizations. Check back often for the latest news in preventative care and treatments for pediatric dermatology.

Hair Loss Treatment for Children

Little Gabby's hair started to fall out in clumps when she was only 4 years old. Her family struggled to find answers until they finally found Dr. Tace Rico and Marcela Gutierrez, ARNP, at Florida Hospital for Children in Orlando. Gabby was diagnosed with alopecia areata, and immediately started receiving hair loss treatment to help her get her hair back. Check out the video below.

Proven Fact: Sunscreen Slows Aging

In a recent Local 6 News interview, Dr. Tace Rico of Florida Center for Pediatric Dermatology talks about the importance of sunscreen, not just as a protection against sunburn, but also as a way to slow the effects of aging. A study four year study conducted in Australia has shown that using sunscreen on a consistent basis actually slows the signs of aging.

Dermatologic Manifestations of Down Syndrome

This past weekend I was lucky enough to volunteer at an event held by the Down Syndrome Association of Central Florida. They hold an annual clinic for children with Down Syndrome and their families. They had numerous physicians there including cardiology, ENT and GI as well as physical therapists, occupational therapists and speech therapists. The fair was packed full of families asking great questions! I thought I would take a minute to answer some of the most common questions I was asked.