KP Who? Everything You Need to Know About Keratosis Pilaris

“I was receiving treatments from a different clinic for a long time, and just wasn’t seeing any results or changes in my skin. Since coming to Euphoria Skin for DMK treatments and products, the improvement in my skin has been dramatic. I am no longer embarrassed to wear sleeveless tops! It’s been life changing for me.” Laura

I think you’d agree that we haven’t had the most amazing warm weather of late, which is making me so excited for the warmth of summer! I can’t wait to ditch the heavy winter wardrobe and slip into my light and airy summer dresses. But for many, summer means a very different reality. For our gorgeous client Laura, the thought of exposing her arms on a balmy summer’s day caused more anxiety than excitement. That is because Laura had struggled for years with a skin condition called Keratosis Pilaris, localised to her arms. Perhaps you’ve heard of it, or even experienced it? Also known as ‘chicken skin’, it is a very common skin condition and for most experiencing it, can really cripple self-confidence.

So, What Exactly is KP?

Keratosis Pilaris (KP) is a common skin condition, causing small bumps to appear on the upper arms, thighs, buttocks or, less commonly, on the face. They can make the skin feel like sandpaper, and often the area looks red and a bit spotty. KP is caused by a build-up of keratin (dead skin) that forms a plug blocking the opening of a hair follicle. It is unknown what triggers the build-up, however, research shows a Vitamin A and Essential Fatty Acid deficiency is a contributing factor. Thankfully, after a desperate search for answers and spending a considerable amount of money on treatments that just weren’t cutting it, Laura visited us and we were able to get on top of her KP with a series of skin needling and Enzyme Therapy treatments. Needless to say, Laura was over the moon with her results, as were we. She will be spending this summer showing off her new smooth arms and making up for lost time at the beach!

How Did We Get Laura’s KP Under Control?

As we know skin best, we were excited to work with Laura to improve the breakouts, build-up of keratin and also eventually the scarring caused by this condition. We started Laura’s journey with a focus to REMOVE and REBUILD her skin through Dermapen Skin Needling Treatments and fortnightly Enzyme Therapy, working on restoring the skin to its optimal function. We worked on her skin for a total of 9 months to get these amazing results. We were working on the KP and also the scar tissue built up from suffering from this condition for many years.

Her treatments included 8 x Skin Needling Treatments and 10 Enzyme Therapy Treatments. This journey was a long one and at times, quite emotional for Laura, as we occasionally had setbacks with new breakouts occurring. But I stayed strong for Laura, as I knew we would achieve success as we were treating the underlying causes of this condition. Going forward Laura now comes for maintenance treatments on a monthly basis.

If you are over your KP, speak to us and see how we can help you, too!