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No: Linea alba does not need to be repaired. It's just a thickening of the cheek tissue that is being caught between your teeth when you eat or just naturally close your teeth together. It is not a sign of illness and does not need to be removed, because it can come back because it's a result of trauma. ...Read more
Time and spf: Take good care of your skin, protect it from the sun, and use the medication prescribed and usually within a couple of months the skin should return to normal coloration. If not seek the advice of a board certified dermatologist in your area. ...Read more
See a dermatologist: While this problem is usually a nuisance, sometimes it can be very noticeable and distressing. There are some treatments that can help control this problem. I would check with a dermatologist. ...Read more
No: Typical treatments used to treat keratosis pillars include topical retinoids (retin a, tazorac, (tazarotene) and others) and exfoliating products, such as salicylic acid or alpha-hydroxy acid. Your dermatologist can recommend treatment options after examining your skin. I know of no lasers that are reliably helpful to treat this condition. ...Read more
Keratosis Pilaris: Keratosis pilaris alba (kp) and no cure and treatment is individualized. Depending on the severity of presentation, medical treatment can be combined with minor surgical treatment such as extractions, microdermabrasion, chemical peels, dermabrasion, laser hair reduction, intense pulsed light therapy, . ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What's the best way for me to prevent pityriasis alba to take control of my face like it did last summer?
Pityriasis alba: Pityriasis alba is a type of eczema that presents as lighter-than-skin-color patches on face & arms. It is more apparent in the summer because it doesn't tan when normal skin does. In the short term, the best thing to do is to apply a good broad-spectrum sunscreen so that your normal skin doesn't tan either. Also there are topical nonsteroid treatments. Steroids can lighten p. Alba even more. ...Read more