CARE

  FOR YOUR SKIN

Keratosis Pilaris

Keratosis pilaris (KP) is a very common skin disorder affecting many people of all ages. KP is a benign condition that presents as numerous small, rough, red, or tan bumps primarily around hair follicles on the upper arms, legs, buttocks, and sometimes cheeks. KP creates a "goose bumps," "gooseflesh," or "chicken skin" appearance on the skin.

 

A majority of people with KP may be unaware that the skin condition has a designated medical term or that it is treatable. In general, KP is often cosmetically displeasing but medically completely harmless. KP is common in otherwise healthy people.  Your dermatologist can discuss the best treatment option for you, click here to schedule an appointment.