Keratosis pilaris is a common skin condition that mainly affects young people under the age of 20. With keratosis pilaris, the skin feels rough and small bumps can form on the places where the hair comes out of the skin. If bacteria settle in these hair follicles, small infections can develop. It mainly occurs on the stretch side of the upper arms, thighs, buttocks and sometimes on the cheeks.
Cause of keratosis pilaris
Keratosis pilaris is caused by a disrupted maturation of the hair follicle horn cells. The exact cause is unknown, but it is often seen in people with atopy. That is a predisposition to react allergic.
Treatment of keratosis pilaris at Huid & Laser Utrecht
Keratosis Pilaris can be treated with urea creams and laser treatments. If keratosis pilaris is accompanied by pimples through hair follicles, laser hair removal can improve.
The Adtop 40 plus cream from Dermasence has a high percentage (40%) of urea and is very effective for keratosis pilaris. Urea promotes exfoliation of the skin, reducing the build-up of dead skin cells. The Adtop 40 cream can be combined with the Dermasence AHA Body & Face Lotion for the best result. This lotion contains 10% AHA (glycolic acid) which ensures that the skin will be smoother and renewed. The moisture content in the skin will also increase. The Adtop 40 cream has to be used at night and the AHA Body & Face at day time.