- Treats Keratosis Pilaris (small bumps found on the back side of upper arms and top of thighs)
- Exfoliates ingrown hair
- Softens and smooths even the roughest, driest skin
- Stimulates cellular regeneration
- Prevent and protects cracked and chapped skin
- Helps lighten skin discolourations
- Absorbs quickly without leaving a greasy residue
- Ideal for neck, chest, hands, and dry heels
- Dramatically helps the appearance of aging and environmentally damaged skin
TREATMENTS FOR KERATOSIS PILARIS
What prescription and over-the-counter treatments are available for keratosis pilaris on the arms?
Submitted by: Larry Bobyn, MD, Kelowna, British Columbia
Keratosis pilaris is an idiopathic and extremely common skin condition characterized by keratotic follicular papules. They occur most commonly on the face, outer arms, and outer thighs. Unfortunately, there is no cure for keratosis pilaris, and any treatment prescribed must be used indefinitely to maintain its effect.
In my opinion, the best over-the-counter therapies are keratolytic moisturizers, such as 12% lactic acid lotion, that is applied to the affected areas daily. If a stronger keratolytic treatment is needed, then the best prescription medication is topical tretinoin 0.05% cream applied at bedtime.