Can keratosis pilaris appear suddenly? | Skin Perfection

Can keratosis pilaris appear suddenly?

Keratosis Pilaris is a very common, but harmless skin condition that causes small, itchy bumps to appear on your skin. Keratosis Pilaris can appear suddenly and can affect patients of all ages. Often patients report the condition suddenly worsening during pregnancy and after childbirth. KP may make your skin look like it has permanent goose bumps. These are usually small and itchy red or white bumps that are harsh to the touch. 

How can Keratosis Pilaris appear suddenly?

Keratosis Pilaris is caused by dead skin cells blocking your hair follicles ( pores) in your skin. It’s not contagious and not caused by bacteria. Typically tend to appear during the winter months, when the air is dry and may improve during the warmer summer months when the humidity is higher. But every patient is different and can report different appearance and symptoms. 

Patients who suffer from dry skin, eczema, asthma, excess body weight or hay fever may be more prone to suddenly develop Keratosis Pilaris. 

How you can make Keratosis Pilaris go away?

Although there is no specific cure for KP, with a choice of non-surgical procedures and consistent skincare you can manage your condition. And also reduce the appearance significantly. 

Tip 1 – Soothe your skin with moisturising lotion after every shower or bath. Also make sure you apply to the skin while it’s still dump. 

Tip 2 – Gently exfoliate and gently wash your skin to remove dead skin cells.

Tip 3 – Use skincare that contain ingredients which will soothe your skin, make it softer and loosen the dead skin cells. These could be glycolic acid, salicylic acid, lactic acid or tretinoins. 

Tip 4 – Never rub your skin, but pat dry after shower or batch.

Tip 5 – If you suffer from a severe case of KP that causes you a lot of redness and itching you may be prescribed steroid creams by your GP. Although only resort to this as the last option. As steroids can make your skin thin and sensitive. 

Disclaimer! For the most suitable skincare always consult your trusted skin practitioner or GP.

In clinic treatments for Keratosis Pilaris

Laser hair removala fast and effective way to permanently reduce unwanted hair. Which is the root cause of keratosis pilaris. This highly-regarded treatment is suitable for all skin types and we use medical-grade technology for a fast, superior outcome.

Medical microdermabrasion combined with Epionce Lite Refresh Peel – a deeply penetrating, resurfacing combined treatment to clear blocked and congested pores. This effective treatment uses two different techniques to slough away dead skin cells, dirt and debris. And to allow the skin to regenerate more effectively and produce a healthy cell turnover.

How to book an appointment?

As the first step of your hair removal journey at Skin Perfection London, we request that you attend a no-obligation consultation and patch test. Firstly, this gives you the opportunity to learn more about the process. How does the treatment work? Why is it effective? How many treatments you need? What’s the best treatment for your skin? How to prepare your skin for the treatment? And about the contraindications to the treatment. Finally to confirm suitability we’ll carry out a quick patch test.

We are looking forward to welcoming you at SP. Our highly trained and skilled aesthetic practitioners have many years of experience, so you can be confident you’re in the best hands. And, you can be sure, you’ll always have a stress-free relaxing experience.

Contact our team today to book an appointment.

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