Keratosis pilaris is one of the most common dermatologic conditions.
It involves abnormal keratinization of the hair follicle resulting in keratin plugging of the follicular openings.
- While generally asymptomatic, it can produce itching on occasion.
In children, keratosis pilaris can be widespread, but generally, after puberty, it occurs mainly on the upper arms and thighs as red bumps or “chicken skin”.
It produces a rough scaly, sand-paper like texture.
There is no cure for this condition as it is technically a minor genetic defect, and it is inherited in an autosomal dominant fashion, meaning family members pass this trait along to their children.
We often recommend the Glytone KP Kit containing Exfoliating Body Wash and Retexturizing Body Lotion.
It utilizes the benefits of Free Glycolic Acid to help reduce specific skin conditions, such as Keratosis Pilaris, seborrheic keratoses, and other causes of rough, bumpy skin.