Keratosis Pilaris is a genetic skin condition where a buildup of keratin in the hair follicle results in bumps similar to acne or goose bumps on the skin. This condition commonly occurs on the back of the upper arms and thighs, but sometimes on the face, neck, and rear. Both adults and children can develop this condition; however, it is most common in younger people.
Though keratosis pilaris cannot be cured, there are a variety of treatments to help reduce the unsightly appearance. Applying moisturizer daily, especially right after showering, can help treat this condition and minimize its appearance. When searching for a lotion, search for those containing ingredients like lactic acid, glycolic acid, or urea. These ingredients help exfoliate the skin, helping it look and feel smoother.
Most importantly, you should consult a dermatologist. Though this condition is benign, a specialist in advanced dermatology in Colorado should be able to point you towards the best treatment option for you. Some are unable to control this condition with over-the-counter lotions and may require prescription strength creams or even laser treatment.
At Colorado Skin Care, our specialists are determined to help all of our clients find the best solutions for them. Give us a call today at (303) 740-4883 to schedule an appointment.