Keratosis Pilaris (KP) appears as small pointed pimples, usually on the upper arms, thighs, and buttocks. The condition is usually more apparent during the colder winter months and often clears up in the summer. Keratosis pilaris is a very common skin disorder affecting many people of all ages. Although a harmless, benign condition Keratosis Pilaris it can be unsightly.
Keratosis Pilaris presents as numerous small, rough, red, or tan bumps primarily around hair follicles on the upper arms, legs, buttocks, and sometimes cheeks. Keratosis pilaris creates a “goose bumps,” “gooseflesh,” or “chicken skin” appearance on the skin.
What causes Keratosis-Polaris ?
KP has no known cause, but tends to run in families, and is believed to be hereditary and/or related to a deficiency in Vitamin A. It is also reported that people with atopic dermatitis are more likely to experience Keratosis Pilaris.
The pimples or bumps are caused by the blocked hair follicles make the skin feel rough (like the skin of a plucked chicken) and dry.
Although the upper arms, thighs, and buttocks are the usual problem areas for KP, it may also arise in areas of greater cosmetic concern, including the face, particularly in children.
At Lyte we approach the problem of Keratosis Pilaris in two ways. We treat both the skin and the hair so that the hair follicles no longer block with keratin. By rejuvenating your skin we increase the turnover of skin cells while structurally improving the texture, tone and colour.
In order that we create a treatment plan tailor made for you we need to look at the treatment area. Either call to make an appointment for your complementary consultation, or email us a photo so we can get back to you.