Living with in many cases hundreds of white or red itchy bumps is annoying to say the least. Not to mention the effects it has on your self-confidence. When you suffer from KP the first thing you want to know is how long does it take for Keratosis Pilaris to go away? Because there isn’t a specific cure for KP the answer can vary from one person to another. But once you understand what flares up your bumps you can start addressing the triggers. Furthermore work on getting rid of the condition as fast as possible.
What causes keratosis pilaris?
Keratin is a natural protein found in your hair and skin. When too much Keratin builds up it blocks 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.
How long does it take for Keratosis Pilaris to go away?
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. In general we recommend between 6-9 treatment for optimum results which could take you between 6-12 months to complete.
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. Our recommendation is minimum of 6 treatment which will take you 6 months to complete and can combine with laser hair removal in between.
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 you could make you KP away fast 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.