Treating Poikiloderma of Civatte

Board Certified Cosmetic Laser Surgeon Serving Reston, D.C., Tysons Corner, Ashburn, Virginia.

What is Poikiloderma of Civatte?

Poikiloderma of Civatte, also known as sun aging, is a common skin condition that usually affects the skin on the side of the neck with a mottled discoloration characteristically sparing the shaded area under the chin. Other parts of body like the chest can also have this skin condition. It was first described in 1923 by a French dermatologist named Civatte, and is benign. The affected skin has red-brown color with prominent hair follicles, broken blood vessels, and a rough skin texture. The term "poikiloderma" refers to a alteration in the skin where there is thinning, more pigmentation and dilation of the fine blood vessels. Treating Poikiloderma of Civatte is one of the many treatments that we perform here in our Virginia office.

Who is most likely to develop Poikiloderma of Civatte?

Those that are fair-skinned are much more likely to develop this skin condition, and individuals affected are usually middle-aged or elderly. Those that have in the past exposed themselves to the sun, or tanning beds are also more likely to develop it. However, it most often occurs in females as opposed to males.

What causes it?

The exact cause of this disease is not known, yet there are some contributing factors. Many say the biggest factor is sun and ultraviolet light (UV) exposure over time. This explains why areas that are expose to sun are most likely to get these lesions. Others have looked at photo-sensitizing chemicals in different cosmetic and perfumes as something that may cause Poikiloderma of Civatte in others. Lastly, hormonal factors as well as having a genetic predisposition are also contributing factors.

Treating Poikiloderma of Civatte

In most cases patients may have a middle form, and doesn't require serious medical attention. However, many go to doctors and dermatologists in order to treat the lesions cosmetically when natural treatments of Poikilderma of Civatte do not work. They may leave one feeling unattractive and embarrassed. Here at WellMedica we provide services treating Poilkiloderma of Civatte that include:
Schedule An Appointment

You can visit our office 1801 Robert Fulton Dr. Suite 540 Reston, VA 20191. Or you can also Call 703.787.9866 to set up a consultation with Board Certified Cosmetic Laser Surgeon Dr. Dima Ali. We look forward to seeing you!

*Individual results may vary

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“Dr. Dima is very knowledgeable and very compassionate. She always makes me feel like I’m a priority and makes me so comfortable about my treatments. I think she would be great for teenagers and their skin issues and I would recommend any of my family to go see her.” *

– Kendra

“Dr. Ali not only fixed the physical appearance of my scar, but healed the psychological and emotional scar it caused. She  genuinely cares about the wellbeing of her patients and I trust her implicitly.” *

– B. Paget

“Dr. Ali is not only a beautiful, highly intelligent woman but also an amazing healer. She treated my face, ravaged over time byrosacea, coupled with multiple broken facial blood vessels and transformed what was ruddy, red and sometimes purple hued skin into a clearcomplexioned healthy and totally makeup free face, and I thank her most graciously.” *

– Chris D.

“I think Dr. Ali is very honest and upfront. I didn’t feel I had to get 10 opinions before making a decision. I never feel pressured. Everyone is professional and top notch, the type of people you want to work with. I think the whole office atmosphere is wonderful, I feel friendly with everyone that works there and I love the products. When you don’t come often you feel guilty. It’s usually a family affair to come see Dr. Ali; it’s me, my daughter and granddaughter, it’s a 2 hour drive so we make a day of it.” *

– Bonnie P.

“When I see Dr. Ali I am treated superbly in everyway, I would not go anywhere else! I wish my family lived locally so they could see her too.” *

– M. Stewart

*Individual results may vary.

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