Keratosis pilaris does not need to be treated. However, to improve the symptoms and appearance your dermatologist may prescribe topical creams or lotions. Keratolytics such as urea, lactic acid, salicylic acid, glycolic acid, or retinoids are most commonly recommended as part of the treatment plan for keratosis pilaris.
Your dermatologist can also help you with general measures to prevent dry skin, including the use of moisturizers and soap-free cleaning products. Exfoliation and laser treatment are other options to remove the keratin plugs clogging hair follicles.
If you have skin lesions that are concerning for keratosis pilaris, click here to schedule an appointment with our board-certified dermatologists or walk into Walk-in Dermatology at your convenience for your evaluation.