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For many of us, summer is a pleasure to come to our arms and legs barricades. Unfortunately, some not as seamless as it moves away from tights and denim jeans cutoffs transition for others. CPR is often something called - keratosis pilaris (KP) is ugly women "chicken skin" fear of open tank dress or mini skirt can be worn cringe thinking. This rough, bumpy skin is actually extremely common condition - even if you do not, you know that this is very likely to do. I see a day with at least one person CPR.
Like many conditions, KP is hereditary. This means that it only takes one parent to develop a gene are inherited in an autosomal dominant manner with variable penetrance. Everyone has the gene for the condition, but there are about 30 to 50% of individuals with a positive family history of KP.
What is keratosis pilaris?
KP keratinization disorder, or is regarded as the epidermal skin formation. keratin accumulation around the hair follicles under the KP characteristic captures small impact and results feathers. Also, it often is associated with other dry skin disorders such as eczema. If you hit the red or brown polka dots is why this area means that it has become inflamed.
Who Gets It?
KP can develop at any age, but can often be worse start in the first ten years of life and puberty - 50 to 80% of adolescents have it. Although the tendency to improve with age, approximately 40% of adults have it. And women are more likely than males.
This How is it treated?
It may not be curable, but it can definitely be controlled. It is medically harmless and mostly a cosmetic problem, because in fact you do not need to seek medical treatment. But one thing is absolutely nothing wrong in trying to get under control; "Wait and visual" approach is not for everyone and makes them really uncomfortable if I do not encourage my patients something.
An important part of any treatment plan prevents skin dryness. I usually suggest that you use the bath with warm water and mild cleansers and emollients. In mild cases these simple measures can improve CPR. Or chemical or physical - Most treatments are aimed at smoothing away those ugly blow with exfoliation.
Glycolic, salicylic, lactic acids and chemical exfoliators work and the morass of dead skin cells to reveal smoother skin. There are several over-the-counter contains these acids, and a prescription products and they come in various forms - cleansers, creams, lotions, serums, or pads.
A urea prescription cream used for reducing and breaking down hyperkeratotic skin treatments and improve the shedding of dead skin cells KPI view.
Retinoids can improve the appearance by increasing cell renewal CPR. They are also a great option for people with acne or hyperpigmentation. I do not want to hurl them blend ha hit so retinoids may be dry, but remember; A little goes a long way.
A loofah, a cloth or physical exfoliation scrubs can help, but can lead to skin irritation and dryness very aggressive and KP aggravation.
Alternative option is to seek professional help beyond prescribed steroids. Through a series of chemical peels or microdermabrasion treatments can get rid of this frustrating blow.
Photodynamic therapy, laser hair removal and other laser treatments have been reported to be effective, but this may not be the best option so well is studied. I do not think that all current treatments are required to obtain a procedure as long as we work with your doctor about the plant and the next best steps.
Frequent widely used to treat some patients with eczema, which is why we suggest that you give me a chance topical steroids may work as well as KPI struggle. They work fast, because topical steroids are a popular choice, so if you need a quick-fix incidents before they're great.
Keratosis pilaris although annoying and ugly, smooth skin are possible. When you find a skin care regimen works, stick with it, and (obviously, solar) and proudly bare the arms and legs.