Keratosis pilaris is a skin condition that causes dry, rough patches, often with small bumps on the skin. It is most commonly seen on the back of the arms and thighs and well as the buttocks. It is a harmless, non-contagious rash.
Keratosis pilaris is caused by a buildup of keratin, a naturally occurring protein within our skin, which blocks the hair follicle. These blockages causes the small bumps on the skin surface. There is no prevention or cure for keratosis pilaris, however the symptoms can be managed to improve the appearance of the skin.
Microdermabrasion is a treatment that can help to reduce the appearance and texture of these small bumps on the skin’s surface.
It is also recommended to regularly exfoliate and keep the area moisturised, as dry skin tends to worsen the appearance of the area.