Keratosis pilaris is a condition that produces small, firm bumps on the sides of the upper arms and sometimes the upper legs and buttock area. It is frequently seen in patients with asthma, hay fever, and eczema. In my office, we find that peeling the areas with trichloroacetic acid is very effective in making the involved skin smoother and softer. At home, I recommend that my patients use my antibacterial soap to wash these areas. This minimizes the germ count on the skin and additionally helps dry and peel away these plugged follicles. I also recommend the use of my vitamin moisturizer on wet skin in these areas twice a day to smooth and soften.
Keratosis pilaris is a chronic, ongoing condition that can be treated but not cured.
– Dr. Bussell
Beverly Hills Dermatology Consultants
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