Keratosis pilaris, also known as anservous skin or ‘chicken skin’, is characterised by small, rough-to-touch red papules (bumps) that lie right next to the hair follicles. We see this skin condition mainly on the outside of the upper arms and legs.
Keratosis pilaris is caused by an overproduction of keratin (the protein your nails and hair are made of). It can occur at any age, but young people and people with dry, allergy-prone skin are particularly affected.
Huidzorg West offers various treatments and products to remedy keratosis pilaris. It is very important that the skin barrier is restored, as this will prevent blockages as much as possible. During the initial consultation, we look together at your symptoms and skin condition. We adjust the treatment plan accordingly.
Keratosis pilaris is caused by an overproduction of keratin (the protein your nails and hair are made of). Keratosis pilaris can occur at any age, but especially young people and people with dry and allergy-prone skin, suffer from this skin condition.In the treatment of keratosis pilaris, liquid peels with salicylic acid, glycolic acid or lactic acid are often used.
In addition to the treatments at Huidzorg West, good home care is important. Depending on the skin condition, there are various therapeutic skin care products that can be used to balance the skin. For example, products with urea, salicylic acid or mandelic acid are very effective for keratosis pilaris.
At Huidzorg West we are happy to give you appropriate skin advice.
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