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Poikiloderma Civatte

Poikiloderma is a term that describes the combination of hyperpigmentation, hypopigmentation, atrophy and telangiectasias. It is seen in a number of different skin conditions.

Civatte was a French dermatologist who first described a common weathering change which affects the skin of the sides and front of the neck.

Poikiloderma of Civatte characteristically spares the shaded area under the chin. The skin in the affected skin is red-brown with prominent hair follicles. The term "poikiloderma" refers to a change in the skin where there is thinning, increased pigmentation and dilation of the fine blood vessels (telangiectasia).

Laser and Intense Pulsed Light can work extremely well in treating Poikiloderma.


Available Treatments

IPL Photorejuvenation

IPL Photorejuvenation can target different structures including hair, blood vessels and sun-damage by pulsing different wavelengths of light into the skin.