Laser removal keratosis pilaris

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Avatar n tn Dear Dr. My 10 year old daughter has a skin condition called keratosis pilaris which makes her cheeks appear red along with small bumps on her upper arms and legs. At her age the red cheeks have become a reason for self consciousness. We've seen a few dermotologists and tried many perscribed creams, none make it disappear. First question is whether there is an alternate approach we can try. Second question, what percentage of children outgrow this condition and at what age.
Avatar n tn My ten-year-old daughter has had keratosis pilaris (sp?) for the past two years; on her arms and face. I've had it since I was a teenager (on my arms, but thankfully is finally clearing up), and my mother also. When I took my daughter to the dermatologist last year, he recommended OTC Lac-Hydrin for her to use. Unfortunately, a few days after starting the use, even with 45 sunblock, she developed a bad sunburn.
Avatar n tn Hello, It can be due to keratosis pilaris. Keratosis pilaris occurs when the human body produces excess keratin, a natural protein in the skin. There is currently no known cure for keratosis pilaris, however, there are effective treatments available which make its symptoms less apparent. Treatment includes tretinoin or Triamcinolone cream or Adapalene, a retinoid medication.
1356959 tn?1488979548 Hello, For hair removal, the methods of hair removal are shaving, chemical depilation by using depilatory creams, temporary epilation by plucking, tweezing, waxing and permanent epilation by electrolysis, thermolysis and laser hair removal. For keratosis pilaris or the small goose bumps all over the body, treatment includes tretinoin or Triamcinolone cream or Adapalene, a retinoid medication.
Avatar f tn Hello, As I had replied earlier, since you are having keratosis pilaris, so your symptoms may be due to that. The other possibilities are of clogged pores, milia or whiteheads. The best way is to avoid treating your skin with excessively harsh chemicals and to limit sun exposure. Also use good quality cosmetics and exfoliate your skin regularly. If still the symptoms persist then chemical peeling or laser removal can be done. Also then cysts have to be ruled out.
Avatar m tn Hello, Thanks for posting your query. These symptoms and picture looks like keratosis pilaris which is a genetic follicular condition that is manifested by the appearance of rough, slightly red, bumps on the skin. There are many treatment options like topical exfoliants and topical retinoids but using a medication regularly may improve the appearance of your skin. But if you stop, the condition returns. Laser treatment has shown some good results.
Avatar f tn Hello, My name is Grace and I have a skin problem on my face. I have keratosis pilaris, but I don't think it's connected to that. I have countless VERY tiny flesh colored bumps all over my face and you are unable to see them unless you look very closely at my face in direct sunlight. You cannot squeeze or pop them because they are so small. You can't even really feel them on my face, but when you look at my face in the sunlight, they look like tiny tiny goosebumps on my face.
Avatar f tn Also, a condition called keratosis pilaris is also a differential.Keratosis pilaris usually involves the extremities.They may present as whitish elevated bumps that feels sandpapery or rough to touch.The cause is still unknown and this is a chronic condition.This is due to plugging of keratin ( skin component ) into the hair follicles. There is no definite cure or treatment for this condition. Constant moisturizing and gentle exfoliation seem to be the mainstay of therapy.
Avatar n tn Hello Everyone, I posted awhile back on this topic (copied below for more background information), but the information I received did not do the trick. This probably occurred because I had to describe everything, but now I have pictures to aid the diagnosis.
Avatar n tn Instead, the hair grows inside the follicle, often encapsulated, and can be removed, much like an ingrown hair, though removal can lead to scarring. There is currently no known cure for keratosis pilaris; however, there are effective treatments available which make its symptoms less apparent. The condition often improves with age and can even disappear completely in adulthood.
Avatar n tn Rockoff, I stumbled accross this forum and I loved reading your replies to cases concerning keratosis pilaris (KP). I am 24 years old (male) and I was diagnosed with KP about 2 years ago. I mostly ignored it for some time before that (it didn't hurt and it wasn't itching so I just didn't pay much attention to it). Since then I saw a dermatologist and she prescribed Lac-Hydrin (with loofah) and Tretinoin cream treatment. This has worked very well over the past year.
Avatar n tn But I am curious, what is this brown patch on my leg, it really bugs me! lol Also I have keratosis pilaris I think it is called so I am aware of those red bumps which are all on my legs. Here is a pic of my leg below:
Avatar n tn I do have very mild keratosis pilaris on my upper arms, but my leg situation seems to be different than KP. I am trying to save money for laser hair removal, but even this isn't a permanent solution, so I feel quite hopeless. Can someone give me an idea of what's causing this problem with the hair/skin on my legs? Thanks so much.
Avatar f tn I know that's cosmetic, but it still gets to me. I read some information about Keratosis Pilaris (KP) which is a hair follicle and keratin issue. I asked my doctor about it and she did say that the hirsutism definitely plays a role in the KP. Well, I know that the hirsutism is often caused by thyroid issues, too, so I'm sure that all three of these problems are inter-related. I just wish I could get to the bottom of the thyroid issue.
Avatar n tn For 2 years now none have developed although since at the age of 13 or 14 i found keratosis pilaris or maybe rosacea at my upper arms. I started pinching out white substances from the bumps which in turn became a habit until today still when I'm 16. After a year or so when I discovered the bumps on the upper arm, it came up on my thighs however the first sign it appeared at was at my butt cheeks.
948349 tn?1294383837 The most common sebaceous disorders are acne and keratosis pilaris, which presents as tiny, hard bumps on the skin. What causes keratosis pilaris is a build up of the protein keratin. It can form plugs in hair follicles, resulting in the skin’s bumpy appearance. Often there is no identifiable reason why people get the condition, though in some cases, if your parents had it, you’re more genetically inclined to have it too.
Avatar f tn a common skin condition characterized by small, pointed bumps, especially on the back and sides of the upper arms sometimes cause by dry skin or ingrown hairs). This is not easily treated and there is no cure. Trust me, I've tried EVERYTHING. The only thing that helps is the sun and not picking. Mine is really bad on the upper arms and I tend to pick at it.
Avatar f tn they did a biopsy shortly after i did this post, and nothing specific came back. i've had it treated w/ medication (pills and topical) and also laser and it'll seem to look a little better for a few days but then i'm almost to square 1. it just will not seem to heal. just today they decided to do a second biopsy, because they also find it odd and worrisome. they did diagnose me with rosacea b/c in general i am very pink with capillaries close to the skin.
Avatar m tn i also found useful removing any light around the mirror so i can't see the pores. 2 - for my legs, i did the laser for permanent hair reduction. i am still doing the treatment so i still have some hair. however, because the treatment costs a few thousand dollars and if i pull my hair again it will make my hair growth back, i don't pull my legs' hair anymore. however, now i became obsessed with my split ends: i cut them with a scissor and i can't stop for hours. today i hide the scissor...