Keratosis Pilaris

Bumps On Your Arms?

Have you noticed rough patches or tiny, red, acne-like bumps on your arms or thighs? Although it is cosmetically unappealing, there is no need for alarm – this skin condition is called Keratosis pilaris (KP) – it is completely harmless and there are treatments that are effective and readily available.

Keratosis Pilaris in Philadelphia, PASome people refer to KP as “chicken skin”. The bumps are roughly the size of a grain of sand, giving skin a rough, sandpaper feel. Though it is estimated that nearly half the adult population and between 50% and 80% of all adolescents get KP, most people don’t know what it is or how to effectively treat it.

KP treatment options

Although KP can be difficult to treat, there are medications and self-care measures that can be taken to improve the condition. There are safe and effective body washes, exfoliates and lotions designed especially to treat KP.

Below is one highly recommended product that has proven effective with our patients. Contact Dr. Pollard’s knowledgeable staff to see how you can begin treating this unsightly skin condition today.

Meet Sandy Kush

We are happy to introduce Sandy Kush, our new aesthetician, massage therapist and professional make up artist. Sandy worked for 5 years as a holistic massage practitioner and adds to her credit her license in aesthetics. She is experienced in facial and body waxing as well as professional skin treatments including; micro-dermabrasion, alpha and beta hydroxy acid peels, enzyme treatments, vitamin C peels, aromatherapy facials and bacials (back facials). Sandy has had extensive experience working with sensitive skin as well as skin of color. As a professional make up artist, she offers makeup lessons and/or application for day, evening and weddings in addition to working on local film projects.

Sandy will be available on Wednesdays beginning August 5th. For information or to schedule an appointment, call 610-674-0779.

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Featured Products

Glytone Keratosis Pilaris Kit

A safe body wash and lotion to effectively treat red bumps on arms and legs caused by KP.

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