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What Is Keratosis Pilaris?

By October 5, 2016 No Comments

Do you know what Keratosis Pilaris is and how to keep it under control?

Is commonly called “chicken skin” because affected areas appear to have persistent “goose bumps”. Specifically, KP presents as large patches of small, lightly pigmented papules, each covering a hair follicle. KP usually appears on the upper arms and thighs, often presenting between the ages of 14 and 25 years.

KP is a chronic condition that cannot be cured, but it can be kept under control with the regular application of topical treatments. Although KP is usually asymptomatic, patients tend to excoriate the involved areas in their attempts to get rid of them. This tends to worsen the condition and may cause localized discoloration and scarring. If left untreated, the condition usually persists for many years and fades later in life, although it can recur as well.

With the proper treatment patients will experience normal-looking skin within two to three keratinocyte maturation cycles (from 12 to 18 weeks)

Book your next appointment with one of our Medical Aestheticians to give you a complete information and treatment protocol to follow.

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