Poikiloderma of Civatte (POC), the medical term for sun damaged skin on the neck and chest, can develop due to sun exposure over time. While redness and discoloration related to this condition may be less pronounced during certain times of the year, this type of sun damage will only become more severe with age and additional time spent in the sun. To improve the appearance of POC, patients may consider laser treatment for sun damaged skin. At Kessel Dermatology, our providers use the excel V+™ laser to target stubborn red or discolored patches on the neck & chest. Keep reading to learn more about how this state-of-the-art laser system works to deliver exceptional results.
Laser Treatment for Sun Damaged Skin: How It Works
The excel V+™ laser has been proven to treat a wide variety of skin conditions, including poikiloderma, acne, rosacea, varicose veins, fine lines and hyperpigmentation, among others. Here are a few helpful things to know about what this treatment involves and how it produces incredible results:
- The various adjustable wavelength modes of the excel V+™ enable both short and long laser pulses to be delivered to the skin, tailored to the specific skin concern. For example, short pulses may be administered to treat superficial blemishes such as skin discoloration, whereas longer pulses may be used for deeper vascular conditions such as leg veins.
- A broad range of laser spot sizes are also available to ensure precise and efficient targeting of both small and large treatment areas. This high degree of customizability allows the excel V+™ to offer significant symptom improvement for a long list of skin conditions and all skin types, often with just one treatment.
Ultimately, the number of treatment sessions needed to achieve optimal results will depend on the patient’s unique skin condition and its severity. During your initial consultation, our skin care experts will help you determine the appropriate number of treatments to reach your aesthetic goals.
Explore Treatments to Help You Look Your Best with Our Experts
Over time, exposure to ultraviolet light from the sun can lead to lingering redness, darkened patches and sun spots on the chest, neck and other areas of the body. Fortunately, there are advanced treatment options to address discoloration and restore an even tone and texture to your skin. If you’re ready to explore effective treatments for sun damage with the NJ cosmetic dermatology specialists at Kessel Dermatology, call our office at (609) 890-2600 to schedule your free consultation.