Skin Treatment

Keratosis Pilaris

Keratosis Pilaris

- Keratosis Pilaris (Red Bumps – Thighs, Upper Arms)

- What is Keratosis Pilaris?

Keratosis pilaris is an inherited skin condition that develops in up to 40 percent of the population most commonly in children and adults.

The tiny, flesh-colored to slightly red bumps of Keratosis Pilaris are most common on the upper arms and thighs. In children, they also are common on the cheeks and can be mistaken for acne. Each tiny bump is a plug of dead skin cells.

- What are the symptoms?

Keratosis Pilaris occasionally itches, especially during the winter months and in low-humidity climates.

- How is Keratosis pilaris treated?

Since Keratosis Pilaris is a benign condition, people usually seek treatment due to the itch or for cosmetic reasons. Topical retinoids also are commonly used to treat Keratosis Pilaris.  Moisturizers may help with the dryness and associated itch. Creams that contain urea or lactic acid are often effective moisturizers, but moisturizers do not generally clear the bumps. A mild chemical peel can effectively remove the excess skin.

While Keratosis Pilaris can be effectively treated, results are often temporary. Therapy must be repeated regularly or the keratosis pilaris returns. For many patients, Keratosis Pilaris resolves by adulthood.

Some cases may of Keratosis pilaris may be treated with Photodynamic Therapy (PDT) or Laser Treatments using fractional lasers, CO2 lasers and other aggressive laser therapies.

- What would be the estimated cost of treatment?

A consultation with Dr. Rinky Kapoor would cost about INR 1000/-. The treatment charges will vary depending upon the treatment modality. Laser treatments might be little expensive as compared to conservative treatment using moisturizers etc. Repeated follow ups will be required as chances of recurrence are higher.

For more information on Dr. Rinky Kapoor’s work, click on: theestheticclinic.com/dr-rinky-kapoor.html

The Esthetic Clinic is a world class center dedicated to skin care and plastic surgery of the entire body – and specializes in housing an experienced Dermatologist, Dr. Rinky Kapoor, who can provide world class Skin Treatments, for skin diseases and make your skin look beautiful. So if you want to go ahead and get your hair, skin, and nails treated, The Esthetic Clinic is the right place for you.

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