121 East 60th Street, Suite 8AB New York, NY 10022

Ph. (212) 285-1110

Long Island

901 Stewart Ave, Suite 240 Long Island, NY 11530

Ph. (516) 512-7616

New York City (212) 285-1110

Long Island (516) 512-7616

Keratosis Pilaris Laser Treatment in New York

Keratosis pilaris is a common skin condition in youth that is characterized by a blanket of bumps (papules) on the skin. These bumps are not a dangerous skin disorder, and concern is generally due to the cosmetic appearance. The bumps are due to the buildup of dead skin cells around the hair follicles. KP may resemble “chicken skin” or “goose bumps”. The bumps are not painful. In some cases, they can be itchy. KP is quite common in children and adolescents. The main concern for those with KP is the abnormal appearance of the skin. KP most commonly occurs on the upper arms, but can also be seen on the thighs or buttocks.

The good news is that KP usually disappears or improves by the time adulthood is reached. In the meantime, there are ways to treat KP and improve the appearance of your skin. The first goal is to avoid triggering anything that irritates the skin. Steer clear of scratching, using harsh scrubs or exfoliants, or wearing tight fitting clothing. The next goal is to improve and banish any existing KP bumps. This can be done by helping the skin shed dead cells. Dr. Rokhsar can suggest certain skin products for this condition that smooth skin texture and clear up the “bumpy” appearance.

New York Office Locations

Upper East Side Manhattan Office
121 East 60th Street, Suite 8AB New York, NY 10022
(212) 285-1110
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Long Island Office
901 Stewart Ave, Suite 240, Garden City, NY 11530
(516) 512-7616
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About author - Dr. Cameron Rokhsar

Dr. Cameron Rokhsar

Dr. Cameron Rokhsar is the founder and owner of New York Cosmetic Skin & Laser Surgery Center. With degrees from Harvard University and NYU, along with multiple publications and media features, the double board-certified dermatologist and laser surgeon proudly shares his expertise with patients in Garden City, Manhattan, and those who fly in to receive treatments at his offices. Dr. Rokhsar has worked extensively with Vbeam laser, Thermitight, Coolsculpting, and Fraxel laser technology, as well as Allergan and other injectable brands. He pioneered the Non-Surgical Nose Job and continues to be a leader in his field.

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