I don’t even know if this is the right forum to be posting this but it’s important and kind of does have to do with electrolysis.
“Keratosis Pilaris is a very common genetic follicular disease manifested by the appearance of rough bumps on the skin. Primarily, it appears on the back and outer sides of the upper arms, but can also occur on thighs and buttocks or any body part except palms or soles. There are several different types of keratosis pilaris, including keratosis pilaris rubra (red, inflamed bumps), alba (rough, bumpy skin with no irritation), rubra faceii (reddish rash on the cheeks) and related disorders.”
From Yahoo Health:
"The characteristic rash is caused by firm little plugs forming in the hair follicles. The plugs themselves are made of bits of keratin, the main protein found in the outermost protective layer of skin (thus the name keratosis). These plugged follicles give the skin a raised, stippled appearance – usually called goosebumps. The bumps are usually skin color or slightly pinker, and do not itch. The rash is often not noticeable to others, except on close inspection. "
I’m almost positive there are people here that suffer from this since I’m guessing the root cause of it is hair. All websites on it basically say that there is NO cure. It is hereditary and that it goes away with age. However, if you go to the KP support community there are people that are over 40 who are still suffering from this. I wonder if electrolysis is the answer. If the hair is destroyed then shouldn’t the bumps go away as well? If anyone has any experience with electrolysis being performed on someone with KP, please do share the results. If you are a KP sufferer i urge you to visit the support community- www.keratosispilaris.org.
If you are suffering from this condition or even if you are not…please sign this petition to find a cure for Keratosis Pilaris. There is not enough information on it which leads to no real cures out there.
I hope this is all related to hairtell.com in some way.
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