Neck & Chest Redness
Neck and Chest Redness
Poikiloderma of Civatte refers to redness of the skin associated with a mottled pigmentation seen on the sides of the neck, more commonly in women.
Patients usually complain of chronic reddish-brown discoloration on the lateral cheeks and neck. Lesion usually are asymptomatic, but occasionally, patients report mild burning, itching, and hyperesthesia.
The exact cause is unknown. Contributing factors are:
- Fair skin
- Accumulated sun exposure
- Photosensitizing components of cosmetics and toiletries especially perfumes
- Hormonal factors
Muscle-relaxing injectables have traditionally been used for cosmetic anti-wrinkle treatment, but have been found to be a highly effective and safe way to treat TMJ/TMD disorder. This is because the injectable numbs the nerve receptors in the muscles which initiate movement and contractions. Over-active muscle contraction or overuse due to stress and bruxism is a common cause of TMD/TMJ Disorder. This is why we recommend muscle relaxants as a way to overcome pain in the jaw. This treatment will weaken the targeted muscles, whilst leaving enough strength for normal use which means that your chewing and speaking function will not be affected. This treatment can relieve the side effects of TMD such as tooth grinding and clenching.
Muscle relaxants usually last approximately 4 months and offer significant improvement when it comes to the comfort of your jaw. Most people find that this length of time makes a big difference to the way they feel every day and their quality of life.
Neck & Chest Redness (Pre Treatment)
Neck & Chest Redness (Post Treatment)
What happens after the treatment? Are there any side effects?
Immediately following the treatment, the spots may start to darken. You may notice a slight reddening of the surrounding skin. This typically subsides within a couple of hours. Over the course of the next one to three weeks, darkened spots will fade and flake off. Consult with your medical professional for complete information on the benefits and risks of treatment.
Will the spots reappear over time?
No. New spots may appear. These too can be removed. Remember to liberally apply sunscreen when outdoors to minimize sun damage and the appearance of new spots.
Can all of my spots be treated this way?
Spots formed by sun exposure can effectively be treated with the Solar Genesis procedure. There are, however, other types of pigmented lesions, such as birthmarks and moles. Consult with your medical professional to identify the spots most likely to respond well to Solar Genesis Skin Therapy.
When will I see results?
Most patients find the majority of their treated spots have shown significant improvement within two to three weeks of treatment. However, your final result may not be apparent for a month or more.