Keratosis Pilaris

There is no reason to conceal or camouflage the effects of Keratosis Pilaris anymore. There are several different effective treatments available to help.

Keratosis Pilaris (referred to also as KP) is a skin condition that manifests itself by the appearance of small rough bumps on the skin.

It is mostly seen on the neck, back and outer sides of the upper arms but other areas of the body can also be affected.

It is sometimes visible on the face and in this instance is frequently and incorrectly identified as acne.
Many people with KP are unaware that they even have such a skin condition and only consider it as some type of permanent goosebumps or perhaps a mild form of acne.

Unless they have the condition properly diagnosed, seeking any form of treatment is unlikely to occur.

Causes of KP

This skin condition is due to the overproduction of a naturally occurring protein in the skin called keratin. The resulting excessive keratin can frequently cause hair follicles to become trapped.

In this case, the hair continues to grow but is not permitted to emerge through the skin and becomes coiled within.

This increases the density within the pore which pushes upward in an attempt to compensate and thus results in these areas of the skin appearing hard and bumpy in appearance.

Approximately forty percent of the population is affected by Keratosis Pilaris, but slightly more women than men are likely to experience it.

The skin may be affected by this condition at any time in life, but it is significantly more prevalent in adolescents due to related hormonal changes.

Depending on appearance, Keratosis Pilaris can be further qualified as being of the type Rubra (KPR), Alba (KPA), Rubra Faceii (KPRF), and a few less common others.
Keratosis Pilaris Rubra is indicated by inflamed red bumps on the arms, head or the legs.

With Keratosis Pilaris Alba, there is very little inflammation or irritation and the skin simply appears rough and bumpy.

Unless diagnosed as severe in contrast to moderate, most KP skin related problems are considered to be only cosmetic concerns by medical practitioners.

This is at best unacceptable to anyone having to experience the possible emotional discomfort and inconvenience of this skin condition.

Treatments for Keratosis Pilaris

Depending on the severity of the condition, microdermabrasion or chemical skin peel treatments can help in refining the surface of the affected target area.

Accelerated improvement is also possible with a combination of a regular series of both such treatments and this is highly recommended.

To add to your knowledge about KP and discover those with similar conditions seeking other possible solutions, it is strongly suggested that you visit a highly popular online community dedicated to Keratosis Pilaris.

If you would like to receive beneficial treatments related to alleviate KP skin issues, please contact us at your earliest convenience to arrange a FREE, in-depth and private consultation.

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