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Poikiloderma of Civatte Treatment

What is Poikiloderma of Civatte?

Poikiloderma of Civatte is a benign, common and chronic condition which belongs to a group of melanodermas (pigmented skin disorders)

The term “Poikiloderma” refers to a skin change with atrophy, mottled pigmentation and dilation of find blood vessels (Telangiectasia)

The condition was first described in 1923 by French Dermatologist named Civatte.

Who gets poikiloderma of Civatte?

Poikiloderma of Civatte is most common among middle-aged and elderly fair-skinned individuals, especially among those who are significantly exposed to the sun. The highest frequency is seen among postmenopausal women. The incidence is unknown since many patients have a mild form of the disease and may not seek medical advice.

What is the cause of poikiloderma of Civatte?

The exact cause is unknown. Long-term sun exposure is considered to be a main contributing factor. Other factors are:

  • Fair skin (Fitzpatrick skin prototype I and II)
  • Photosensitising components of cosmetics and toiletries, especially perfumes
  • Hormonal changes related to menopause or low oestrogen levels
  • A genetic predisposition.

What are the clinical features of poikiloderma of Civatte?

Poikiloderma of Civatte is characterised by confluent reddish-brown patches with atrophy that symmetrically involve sun-exposed areas such as the sides of the neck and lateral aspect of the cheeks. Poikiloderma of Civatte usually spares the shaded area under the chin.

How is Poikiloderma of Civatte treated?

Aesthetic Electrolysis is used to obtain effect results. A course of treatment is required for this condition. Treatment during winter months is recommended to achieve best results

*We recommend all advanced treatments be carried out at least 2 weeks before a holiday, special event or wedding

All Elmes Skincare Clinic treatments are for both women and men and are carried out by experienced, skilled experts with the highest hygiene standards.

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