Chicken Neck: Are You Struggling With Unwanted Wrinkles?
14 Nov 2015
Chicken neck is that condition where you have a visible red and brown mottled neck similar in appearance to that of a plucked chicken. It is a condition that is highly distressing for women making them highly conscious of the décolleté area.
How did chicken neck come about?
In days of old women were told it was because of their perfume. Whilst perfume may have been a contributing factor to the so-called chicken neck, it was mainly due to the bergamot oil which formed the base of most perfumes. If only it were that simple, there are in fact many other contributing factors and causes.
The ‘real name’ – definition of this condition is …
‘Poikiloderma of Civatte: is a cutaneous condition and refers to reticulated red to red-brown patches with telangiectasia. It is identifiable as the reddish-brown discolourations on sides of the neck, usually on both sides.’ – Wikipedia
What does chicken neck look like:
– the skin is thick and leathery
– there are definite and deep entrenched lines from sun damage
– a red blotchy colour
– often a horseshoe-shaped area on either side of the neck
What can I do for my chicken neck?
A fourth-generation IPL or photo rejuvenation treatment called Limelight™ will shrink the tiny red veins causing the redness to dissipate, and at the same time, it destroys the melanin which causes the mottled brown appearance on the surface of the skin.
How many treatments will I need?
A course of 3 to 4 treatments is indicated for best results.
For best advice always consult a trained medical aesthetics Doctor or Therapist and ensure you make use of a reputable establishment.