Keratosis Treatment

September 8, 2011

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Keratosis is a skin disorder that is characterized by overproduction of keratin. This means that there is a problem with the cells that produce keratin, a protein component of hair and nails. The cells that produce keratin are called keratinocytes.

 

There are several keratosis treatments. Hydrogen peroxide is on of them and is used at home. You only need to dilute this base in a concentration of between 20-40%. This is best used as directed by your pharmacist and it is not usually used on a daily basis. You should be careful with how you use this skin condition to avoid burning your skin.

 

Another of keratosis treatments that is similar to hydrogen peroxide is glycolic acid. This is also diluted and you should be careful with how you dilute it so that you avoid burning your skin. It is best used at a concentration of 30%. This is then put in a spray bottle and sprayed on the growths at least twice a day. Many people complain of glycolic acid irritation within their first use.  If this happens, you should not worry as with time, you will be okay. However, if glycolic acid proves not to be your best option, you can always try another treatment keratosis method.

 

Curettage is also one of the keratosis treatments. When curettage is performed, a doctor will use an instrument that is shaped like a spoon to cut off the growths. This method is never effective when used alone and therefore, a back up is needed. To back it up, electrocautery is used. This involves the use of electric charge to get rid of the growths. The charge used is normally of low voltage and is sent to a needle tip and then used to burn the growth.

 

Laser beams are also keratosis treatments. These are beams of light of very high intensity that are used to destroy and kill the growths in keratosis. The growths are exposed to light of high intensity and the work is done. Lasers are very effective and most people prefer it. Laser treatments are however expensive and therefore, few people can afford it.

 

Lemon sugar scrub is a very good natural means of treating keratosis and it is very affordable and there are no side effects involved. This scrub is made with almond oil, sugar, honey and lemon.

 

In conclusion, always ensure that you speak with your health provider to know which of the keratosis treatments are best for your skin type.

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What Is Keratosis?

Treating Keratosis

 

 

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