Keratosis Pilaris – “Chicken Skin” on the Arms and Legs

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Keratosis Pilaris – Arm

Keratosis Pilaris – Legs

Keratosis Pilaris – Arm

Keratosis Pilaris:

  • Is a genetic condition caused by accumulation of dead skin cells around tiny hair follicles
  • Appears as tiny, flaky, rough bumps on the sides of the arms and thighs
  • It may occur on the cheeks in children
  • Tends to improve with time on the face, but tends to persist on the body
  • Is not due to diet
  • Is not contagious
  • Is not due to poor hygiene
  • Affects 50% of the population to some degree
  • May be more noticable in the winter
  • May sometimes develop pustules (pimples) in the areas that are affected
  • Is often seen in adults and children with a rosy complexion


  • This is a stubborn problem to treat
  • Use a Loofa sponge in the bath or shower to smooth the affected areas
  • There is no way to prevent these lesions from developing
  • Chemical Peels are very effective to treat Keratosis Pilaris on the face, arms of legs. For more information about Chemical Peels, please click here
  • Microdermabrasion is another effective treatment for Keratosis Pilaris, especially if a person has very sensitive skin. For more information about Microdermabrasion, please  click here

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