Redness on the sides of the neck and chest is called Poikiloderma of Civatte (POC). This redness results from long-term sun-exposure. Once the redness appears, it stays and continues to worsen. Since the blood vessels here are leaky, there is often some inflammation that results in some brown pigment mixing with the red veins.). The texture and quality of the skin is usually thinned and atrophic from the sun damage.
Poikiloderma of Civatte (POC) Treatment:
Treating this condition with a laser requires a certain degree of skill becaue using the wrong laser or incorrect settings can leave the outline of the laser spot in the treated area, and because skin on the neck and chest is more sensitive to laser treatments than facial skin. Dr. Curcio specializes in Cosmetic and Laser Surgery and has extensive experience with lasers. She can select the combination of lasers and topical treatments for you and personalize a treatment regimen to help you attain the best possible cosmetic result.