Laserplast
Poikiloderma of Civatte
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Poikiloderma of Civatte (first described in 1923 by a French dermatologist) is a skin condition characterised by fine teleangectasie/erythrosis, irregular hyper-hypopigmentationand cutaneous atrophy (reduction in collagen in the dermis and elastosis of the dermis) of the sides of the neck and the decolletage, most frequent in females. It is caused by chronic exposure to UV rays, although sometimes the constant application of cosmetics and/or perfumes can be the most important pathogenic element, due to photosensitisation. IPL equipment can significantly improve the look of the skin, being able to treat both the vascular and the pigmentary components of the condition. A series of treatments with IPL will also cause new collagen production and a reduction in the dermal elastosis.

TYPE OF TREATMENT
Laser treatment
INFORMED CONSENT REQUIRED
Yes
TECHNOLOGY USED
4th generation IPL, 3rd generation IPL, 2nd generation IPL
LENGTH OF EACH TREATMENT
Around 20 minutes
NUMBER OF TREATMENTS
4 (on average)
TIME BETWEEN TREATMENTS
30 – 40 days
TYPE OF ANAESTHETIC
None
SIDE-EFFECTS (ALSO TEMPORARY
Redness (several hours), some thin scabs where the pigmentary component is the greatest
PRECAUTIONS BEFORE TREATMENT
Avoid sun exposure and UV lamp exposure for 30 days before treatment, no antibiotics or tranquilisers, apply SPF 50+ sun protection for at least 15 days before the first treatment
PRECAUTIONS AFTER TREATMENT
The same as those before treatment