Keratosis Pilaris is characterised by small red bumps on the skin. They are completely harmless and are not contagious. People with a dry skin type tend to be more prone to this skin condition, however it can effect anyone. It can commonly efffect the upper arms, thighs and buttocks.
Keratosis Pilaris is caused by a blockage of dead skin cells in your hair follicles. This causes the small bumps on the skin.
To reduce the bumps on your skin associated with Keratosis Pilaris, we may recommend you body treatment products, generally containing AHA’s to gently exfoliate the skin, and intense moisturisers to hydrate and nourish the skin to reduce the dry, itchy feeling.
In the salon we find a regular session of Microdermabrasion can we very effective on Keratosis Pilaris. It acts as an exfoliator and dramatically reduces the dry, bumpy feeling, particular with regular sessions.