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Is this body part giving away your age?


A French term referring to the upper part of a woman's torso, comprised of the neck, chest, and shoulders.

This area is often overlooked when it comes to skin health, but neglecting this region is a sure-fire way to display tell-tale signs of aging.

As we age, our skin loses volume and elasticity. Most of this damage results from sun-exposure, but smoking can be a huge culprit as well. Skin starts to become “crepe-like” in appearance, especially in the neck and chest area. Our clinic can help you rejuvenate this region by replenishing lost volume and improving elasticity. For recommended treatments, read more here.

A specific type of sun damage called Poikiloderma of Civatte, is less commonly known, and often mistaken for a rash. This condition presents as a reddish-brown mottling of the sides of the neck. The V-shaped area of the neck directly under the chin remains unaffected, resulting in a U-shaped discoloration. Broadband light (BBL) is the optimal treatment, and extending daily sunscreen protection onto the neck is key for prevention.NOVEMBER SPECIAL: Add the décolletage area to your BBL or Gentle Fractional laser treatment for only $100. ($360 value!)* 

Congratulations to our monthly giveaway winner, Ursula C., who wins her choice of a free décolletage BBL or Gentle Fractional laser treatment! We'll contact you directly to schedule your appointment.

For men and women looking to improve their double-chin, there’s a new treatment on the horizon that is minimally invasive and very effective. Compass Dermatology will be one of the first clinics to offer Deoxycholic Acid Injectable , a non-surgical approach to reduce moderate to severe fat on the upper neck. Stay tuned, we’ll send out details as it becomes available, most likely in early 2016!

Our blog is dedicated to all the latest news from Compass Dermatology, a boutique dermatology clinic located in Toronto.

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