I have rough, dry skin. What skin facials or skin peels can i do? Red Lotus in Beaverton, Oregon talks about keratosis pilaris.Read Now
Anyone can have keratosis pilaris. Although it is commonly a skin condition of children and adolescents, it is also seen in many adults. Females may be more frequently affected than males. Age of onset is often within the first 10 years of life and may worsen during puberty. However, keratosis pilaris may begin at any age. A large percentage of patients have other people in their family with the same condition. It has been commonly been seen in twins. Keratosis pilaris is also seen in atopic dermatitis patients and patients with very dry skin.What is the prognosis of patients with keratosis pilaris?
Overall, keratosis pilaris is a chronic skin condition periodically becoming worse or better. Keratosis pilaris is a benign, noncontagious, self-limited skin condition that tends to be mild. Keratosis pilaris frequently improves with age in many patients. Many patients note improvement of their symptoms in the summer months and seasonal flares in colder winter months. More widespread, atypical cases of keratosis pilaris may be cosmetically distressing.
Will I eventually outgrow keratosis pilaris?
Keratosis pilaris usually improves with increasing age. Keratosis pilaris may even spontaneously clear completely after puberty. However, more frequently the condition is chronic with periodic exacerbations and improvements. Many adults still have the skin condition into their 40s and 50s.
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