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Will laser hair removal help keratosis pilaris?

Do you have small pimples on your skin that look like permanent goose bumps? Mainly appearing on areas of the body such as the back of your arms, legs, bottom or may be even on the face? Are these prone to get itchy or red, and seem like they will never disappear? Sounds like you’re presenting signs of the condition called Keratosis Pilaris, or chicken skin. So what does that mean? Will your skin stay like that forever or is it true laser hair removal may be the solution? Will laser hair removal help your keratosis pilaris? Absolutely, it will. Laser hair removal is a great option to consider if you suffer from itchy, white, red, bumps on your skin. But what does laser have to do with KP? And how will it help your skin?

What is keratosis pilaris?

Keratosis Pilaris is a very common skin condition and completely harmless but if you suffer with it, can be something of a less than welcome part of your life, due to its sometimes, unattractive appearance.

The condition occurs when there is a build-up of a substance called Keratin, a natural protein, which in fact is the main component of the hair as well as healthy skin. This, excess Keratin blocks the openings of the hair follicles, which can cause the small red or white bumps to appear. Keratosis Pilaris also takes the name of “chicken skin” as the skin takes on this appearance. So, no wonder that many people who experience it would like to reduce oreven, eradicate the symptoms. So, how are we treating Keratosis Pilaris?

Will laser hair removal help Keratosis Pilaris?

Laser hair removal is a superb way of treating Keratosis Pilaris at its cause. It’s safe, virtually painless and can be permanent! It works by emitting short pulses of light in to the hair follicle, causing it to stop growing hair and to close. This means that it can no longer be blocked by the Keratin and the condition can be drastically improved.  The treatment may take up to 9 sessions for optimum results, but can be a long-term solution to this troublesome condition and far better than having to shave, wax or epilate the hair, which can be extremely painful and can exacerbate the symptoms. Laser hair removal is suitable for all skin types and you could see up to 95% permanent reduction in hair growth, so it’s a win-win!

To find out if laser hair removal is suitable for you, why not book a consultation with my Expert team, who will take care of you every step of the way.

How to book your consultation and what happens during your first visit?

As the first step of your hair removal journey at Skin Perfection London, we request that you attend a no obligations consultation and skin test. Firstly, this gives you the opportunity to learn more about the process. How does laser hair removal work? Why is it effective? 

How many treatments you need? What’s the best laser for your skin type? How to prepare your skin for the treatment? And what to be aware of before undergoing laser hair removal. 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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