Keratosis Pilaris

What is Keratosis Pilaris?

A condition from which around 40% of the population suffers, keratosis pilaris (KP), also known as “chicken skin,” presents as tiny red ‘goosebumps’ that show up on the face, arms, thighs and buttocks. While relatively harmless, it can be uncomfortable and depending on where it is and how severe, can also be a source of self-consciousness. Often this condition is hereditary, and while no cure exists, there are treatments that can help to control it.

What are the Symptoms of Keratosis Pilaris?

It may not just be about a certain condition or problem; dry skin can be about your lifestyle, even your environment. This is why we take the time to understand our patients beyond just looking at their skin. We offer a variety of prescription strength moisturizers designed to give your complexion back that supple and beautiful glow.

When Should I Seek Treatment for Keratosis Pilaris?

If you are confused about whether to seek treatment for keratosis pilaris, consulting with a dermatologist is an important first step. While some cases of keratosis pilaris can eventually resolve on their own, if the condition does worsen there are treatment options that have proven quite effective to lessen the intensity and severity.

Types of Topical Treatments Available for Keratosis Pilaris Ointments

Fortunately, there are numerous topical ointments for keratosis pilaris. These include retinoids, which can help prevent plugging of the hair follicle. Also, exfoliating creams may be used which help to rid the skin of dead cells and thus rejuvenate the area.