What does keratosis pilaris look like? Are there typical tell tale signs? And what causes it?Keratosis Pilaris is a very common skin condition. One that’s completely harmless but only if you suffer from it you’ll know how annoying the itchiness can be. Not to mention how unattractive it can make you feel.
What does keratosis pilaris look like?
Keratin is a natural protein found in your hair and skin. When too much Keratin builds up it’ll block the opening of your hair follicles. And you’ll start to see small itchy red and white bumps to appear. These won’t go away if you ignore them and can even get worse. Keratosis Pilaris is also know as chicken skin, after its typical appearance on your arms, legs, buttocks, thigh and even the face.
Treatments for keratosis pilaris
Although a harmless condition, Keratosis Pilaris doesn’t have to be endured and at Skin Perfection London, we make it our mission to offer you the most effective, innovative and high-tech device-led treatments to restore smooth, healthy and sexy looking skin, all-year-round.
Laser hair removal
Your primary aim when treating KP is to go straight to the root cause. One treatment that has proven to be very effective is Laser hair removal. This treatment destroys the hair follicles, preventing future hair growth. Which means if there’s no hair, there’s no opening to the follicles and there’s no Keratin build up. While other hair removal methods can be painful and may make the condition worse, laser offers a fast, safe and effective option to improve your skin while also removing the hair.
Skin resurfacing with microdermabrasion
But unfortunately your hair may be too light or has red pigment, which would prevent the treatment to work for you. It doesn’t mean you have to live with Keratosis Pilaris for the rest of your life. Skin resurfacing treatments such as Medical microdermabrasion could be another option. The treatment itself aims to clean the blocked and congested pores, remove dead skin cells and leave your skin with a smoother surface. To also address the inflammation and keratin build up, this procedure can be combined with a medical grade skin peel, that’ll destroy the bacteria under the skin and eradicate the build up to lessen the appearance of the itchy spots.
All that without pain, safely and effectively at the comfort of our Oxford Circus Clinic. Treatments for keratosis pilaris may be recommended alone or combined for a holistic approach to reduce the appearance of the unwarned chicken skin.
Lastly, consistent skin care is super important to keep your skin smooth and maintain the results in between and after your treatment course.
To learn more about Keratosis Pilaris and how could you manage your conditions why not contact our Expert team who can assess your skin and advise you on appropriate skin care.
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.