I too have that KP as my doctor have said, they also told me to live with it because there is no treatment for it. I just want to lighten them up, just not to be obvious. I feel a little embarrass when some people see it. Right now I'm using Glytone it has a Alpha hydroxy acid. Just want to know if there is some lotions or moisturizers that can cover them up? The other doctor suggested to bleach them is that okay?
Creams containing alpha hydroxy acid are without any bad smell and can be used. Use the above stated treatment and if the symptoms persist then please get an examination done from a dermatologist. Hope it helps. Take care and please do keep me posted on how you are doing or if you have any additional doubts. Kind regards.
Thanks! I really appreciate the help. I've heard rumors that some of the creams/lotions for KP tend to smell very offensive or are so oily that they rub off on bedsheets or clothing. The retinoid sounds like a good idea (and yes, I'm very good about sunscreen). Do the other product ingredients you suggest have any smell or tactile qualities like I've heard of above?
Keratosis pilaris occurs when the human body produces excess keratin, a natural protein in the skin. There is currently no known cure for keratosis pilaris, however, there are effective treatments available which make its symptoms less apparent. Treatment includes tretinoin or Triamcinolone cream or Adapalene, a retinoid medication. Exfoliation, intensive moisturizing creams, creams and lotions containing alpha hydroxy acids and urea may be used to temporarily improve the appearance and texture of affected skin.
Please consult a dermatologist and discuss these treatments with him.
I hope it helps. Take care and please do keep me posted on how you are doing or if you have any additional doubts. Kind regards.