Poikiloderma

Poikiloderma

Poikiloderma is a skin condition usually affecting the cheeks, chest and/or neck area.

Poikiloderma is a skin condition usually affecting the cheeks, chest and/or neck area. It is characterised by the following symptoms:

  • Hyperpigmentation (darkening) and hypopigmentation (lightening)
  • Mottled patches of reddish brown discoloration
  • Visible prominent blood vessels (telangiectasia)
  • Other symptoms can include: mild burning, itching and hyperesthesia

Available Treatment Options for Poikiloderma

Available Treatment Options for Poikiloderma

Cosmeceutical Skincare
Laser Pigmentation Removal
Skin Peels
Laser Vein Removal
Laser Resurfacing

Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

Poikiloderma seems to be caused by a combination of different factors. Research suggests that it is linked to excessive exposure to UV rays over time causing redness and pigment to appear on the surface of the skin. Poikiloderma occurs most frequently in middle aged women who are either in menopause or post menopausal stages. This suggests that Poikiloderma is related to hormonal changes that are correlated with age.
To reduce the visible effects treatment will be required. Daily SPF 30+ sun protection is the key to prevent further damage from UVA, UVB and free radicals.
With Poikiloderma, you are treating two skin concerns to resolve the problem. If the condition presents just redness on the sides of the face or chest we can treat with Cynosure’s Yag 1064 laser only. If there is pigmentation (dark patches present) then skin peels, resurfacing laser or topical products may be required.
Normally a course of treatments to reduce redness and veins. Once pigmentation has been assessed at your consultation your nurse can give you a more accurate guideline as to how many treatments may be necessary.
Fortunately, there are no health risks associated with Poikiloderma. Clients who have the condition usually seek treatment because they are mostly concerned with the cosmetic appearance of their skin.

Laser Vein Removal Treatment

Laser Resurfacing

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