Keratosis Pilaris Diagnosis & Treatment

Keratosis Pilaris (KP) is a common, harmless skin rash that presents as dry patches and small acne-like bumps, usually on the upper arms, upper thighs, or cheeks.

Keratosis pilaris is caused by an overproduction of keratin and is acquired genetically in an autosomal dominant fashion -- meaning if you have this rash, one of your two parents must have it and your children have a 50/50 chance of getting it as well.

This type of rash is made up of small, hard bumps with a red edge and a hard white center. KP can present as early as childhood; however, many other conditions look similar, so it's important to have your Dermatology Consultants of Frisco dermatologist evaluate your rash to confirm the diagnosis.

Keratosis pilaris does not require treatment, but many patients don't like the look of it, so we can provide options to help improve this condition. 

Do you suspect that you or your child might have keratosis pilars? Book an appointment today and one of our skilled dermatologists will help devise an appropriate treatment plan for you. 

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