In Southern California, with an average of 300 sunny days a year, it’s difficult
to avoid the damaging effects of sun exposure. Poikiloderma (mottled pigment of
the neck and chest) can be an unsightly result of too much sun exposure, but at
Celibre we have a laser solution for the condition.
Poikiloderma is a very unique condition because it is usually a combination of pigmented
and vascular sun damage. For this reason, it is required that we use more than one
kind of laser to treat it.
Poikiloderma is a condition that occurs most commonly on the neck
and chest. It refers to the erythema (redness) and sun damage (pigment) associated
with mottled, uneven or "leathery" looking skin.
Most patients that have Poikiloderma have a mild form and do not seek medical attention for treatment,
either because it is not bothersome enough or because they are not aware that laser
treatments can help.
Poikiloderma is a cosmetic concern and poses no other health risks on its own.
While no cause has been specifically identified, chronic exposure to ultraviolet (sun) light appears to be a primary factor, which is supported by the finding that the pigmented and vascular lesions occur primarily in sun-exposed areas of the neck and chest.
The simplest way to protect against the further development of Poikiloderma is to stay out of the sun. If you must be exposed to the sun, make sure to use sunscreen with an SPF factor of at least 30, and use only sunscreen that blocks UVA and UVB rays. If you're interested in reversing the effects of esixting Poikiloderma, call us now to schedule your free consultation.
At Celibre, we use pulsed dye and q-switched laser technology to safely and effectively treat
Poikiloderma. Because the condition involves both pigment and vascularity rom sun
damage, we see best results when we use pulsed dye lasers for the vascularity and
q-switched lasers for the pigmented areas.
We focus a lot of energy on helping our patients become informed about
their condition. That's why we provide as much information as possible on our website
and Blog. We also offer a free consultation so that one of our knowledgeable
and professional medical staff can sit down to review any additional questions you
may have about Poikiloderma and to formulate a treatment program based on the severity
of your condition. Contact us is you'd like to schedule your free consultation in
one of our conveniently located Los Angeles or Orange County offices.
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