Treating Keratosis

Keratosis is one of the many common skin conditions. It is characterized by the growth of keratin on the skin. Keratin is a protein component of hair and is produced in special cells known as keratinocytes. This skin condition affects all body parts apart from the parts covered with glabrous skin like the palms and the sole of the feet.


Treating keratosis is not a hard task. There are many treatment options and therefore, one is not likely to encounter any difficulty when treating keratosis. Lemon sugar scrub is one of the remedies used in treating keratosis. This is a very natural keratosis treatment and side effects are very rare. It is better used when your skin is clean and at least twice daily.


Glycolic acid can also be used in treating keratosis. Since it is an acid, it needs to be diluted. It is best used at a concentration of 30%.  This is skin friendly according to the doctors. This is then put in a spray bottle and sprayed on the growths at least twice a day. Most people complain of glycolic acid irritation within their first use.  This is normal after the first use but with time, you will get used to it. However, if it becomes unbearable, it is better to look for another option.


Laser treatments are also used in treating keratosis.  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. However, laser treatments are very expensive.


Curettage is another way of treating keratosis. 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, the growths might recur. For back 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. Anesthesia is always used to ensure that the process is not painful to the patient.


Cryotherapy is also a way of treating keratosis. With this remedy method, liquid nitrogen is used to freeze the lesions. The nitrogen is sprayed on the lesions and with time, you will be free of keratosis.


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