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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Jackson
29 years experience in Addiction Medicine
Usually no : Legs and back of arms is usual area.

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A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Juan Guarderas
38 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Should improve!: It tends to improve specially with plenty of moisturizing lotions and may improve with aging. In refractory patients a visit with a dermatologist coul ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Peppercorn
42 years experience in Dermatology
Keratosis pilaris: Heavy moisturizing products like eucerin professional repair or smoothing repair. Lachydrin (lactic acid) is also helpful as are temporary use of topi ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sameer Azhak
18 years experience in Cardiology
Gluten free diet: Suggest a gluten free diet to cure keratosis pilaris symptoms
A female asked:
Dr. Lori Semel
34 years experience in Pediatrics
Yes: i have used ViPeel extensively on dark skin and it is effective and safe.
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience in Pediatrics
NO: This is a benign skin condition.Its primary downside is its persistence, and resistance to treatments.
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
56 years experience in Dermatology
No: Except you must rest from it every few months. Continuous use over many months may result in a paradoxical darker skin.
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Kuhnley
44 years experience in Child Psychiatry
Yes: Keratosis pilaris (kp, also follicular keratosis or chicken skin) is a common, autosomal dominant (meaning you need only one copy of the gene), geneti ... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hashim Alani
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
Acne scars: Very carefully, see a laser surgeon, plastic or dermatologist.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nirupama Vemuri
25 years experience in Nephrology and Dialysis
Does n't matter: People get pilaris in cold or warm climates. Some times shaving makes it worse. You can try apple cider vinegar, retin a, (tretinoin) local steroids/s ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Glenn Messina
34 years experience in Aesthetic Medicine
Need an expert: Dark skin is very sensitive to the laser and if used incorrectly can alter the skin color permanently burn or scar you. I would recommend a physicia ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tsu-Yi Chuang
49 years experience in Dermatology
No "cure": It is not a condition can be cured but can be under control. Dry skin and genetic link are the main causes of this condition. Dry skin can be an inher ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Glenn Messina
34 years experience in Aesthetic Medicine
Yes: Must go to a trained professional with a lot of experience in persons of color. THe lasers that would be safest for you are the YAG and the 910 diode ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Peppercorn
42 years experience in Dermatology
Bleaching: Hydroquinone prescribed by a physician or dermatologist.
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. HECTOR Franco
45 years experience in Dermatology
Moisturize: Keratosis pilaris is an unusual presentation of dry skin. Treatment involves the use of specialized moisturizers that contain either urea or lactic a ... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arthur Balin
46 years experience in Dermatology
Pityriasis lichenoid: It is difficult to treat but I have had some caucasian patients that have responded to phototherapy for this condition. Since black skin contains a sp ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Glenn Messina
34 years experience in Aesthetic Medicine
Use catuion: Aa skin is very sensitive to all the lasers and chemical peels in that the skin can become darker or lighter. Darker tends to resolve hypopigmentation ... Read More
A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Yale Kanter
60 years experience in Ophthalmology
Acne: Depending on the situation and appearance it could be medical and/or cosmetic, I would suggest seeing a dermatologist as the starting point.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ally-Khan Somani
18 years experience in Dermatology
Depends on the spot: Fading dark spots on dark skin is difficult and dependent on what caused the dark spot in the 1st place., how long it has been there, and where in th ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
56 years experience in Dermatology
Xerosis: And maybe eczema.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hung Khong
26 years experience in Medical Oncology
Bowen disease: Bowenoid actinic keratosis is in-situ squamous cell carcinoma arising in actinic keratosis. Yes, it is also known as bowen disease. This is the earlie ... Read More
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A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marc Cohen
36 years experience in Ophthalmology
Obagi safe for skin: Obagi is an excellent skin care program. It is particularly effective at reducing unwanted pigment, a problem that is common in asian skin. The key ... Read More
A 62-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Thompson
19 years experience in Hematology and Oncology
No: No. Often sk's appear/increase as people age.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mike Bowman
18 years experience in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
In part, YES: There can be a family/genetic component to many cancers including skin cancers. This should not be taken lightly. Sun exposure is another large risk f ... Read More
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