Symptoms and effects
Though harmless, the skin condition is frustrating to many patients since it causes visible skin blemishes, red marks, bumps, and rough or scaly-looking skin. For many dealing with keratosis pilaris, the symptoms can be mistaken for small red pimples resembling a plucked chicken – thus the nickname of “chicken skin”!
Types of keratosis and causes
Keratosis pilaris is considered a common genetic condition that affects the hair follicles, often causing reddening and inflammation of the skin. Typically found on the arms, thighs, face, back, and buttocks.
is a benign skin growth that appears as brown spots on the outer layer of the skin. Seborrheic keratosis is most often harmless, but many patients opt for skin rejuvenating facials and body care treatments to reduce the appearance of the overgrown skin. Other types of keratosis include actinic and chronic scar keratosis, which should be examined by a medical professional.
Other causes of keratosis
For patients with gluten intolerance, symptoms of keratosis and “chicken skin” on the arms can sometimes be triggered by consuming foods with gluten. Excess fat cells in the body, diet and other environmental factors can also contribute to inflammation or symptoms of keratosis pilaris. Skin analysis by our knowledgeable team at New Age Spa will help determine the causes and triggers of your frustrating keratosis skin condition or flare-ups.
Skin analysis consultation with skincare specialists
At your skincare consultation and skin analysis, our professional skin specialists can analyze keratosis symptoms to determine the best course of treatment. It’s essential to have all abnormal skin growths and conditions examined by a professional to rule out more serious conditions such as cancerous growths, infections, and more.
At New Age Spa, we provide complete skin analysis and free consultation with our team of professional skincare specialists and MDs. As a result, patients benefit from gaining an understanding of their unique skin types and conditions.
Best Keratosis treatment recommendations in Montreal and Laval
After your consultation, our team recommends the most beneficial course of treatment, including facial or body care treatments at our Montreal and Laval spa locations for the best keratosis treatment in Canada.