Curcio Dermatology is Nashville’s premier dermatologic surgery and skin rejuvenation center, providing outstanding medical care with professionalism and full attention to patient comfort. We provide the latest medical technology, the newest lasers and devices, and most current treatments in a state-of-the-art facility in the heart of Green Hills. From skin cancer screenings to modern cosmetic skin treatments, Curcio Dermatology is experienced in both medical and surgical procedures.
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Redness of Neck or Chest

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:

  • Topical treatments, including daily broad-spectrum sunscreen
  • Laser treatments
    • Vascular laser such as the Excel V™ to remove the redness
    • Intense Pulse Light to remove the brown pigment

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.

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Dr. Taylor DeFelice - MD
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