HI guys, this is Eva from Bay Harbour Med Spa. And todday as usual we are talking and I’m going to talk about subjectss that I believe are of interest to you. And at times I pick up a question from all the hundreds of questions that you guys are submitting and I answer and so I will do that right now. Somebody submitted a question and asked if there is a cure for pilaris keratosis. Pilaris keratosis, guys, in simple English language in lamen language, are actually these little bumps that people get on their arms, usually it.
Comes on the upper arms. It can come up on the upper thighs, it can sometimes happen on your cheeks, it can happen on your butt cheeks, so, pilaris keratosis is a more fancy word, but we’re actually talking about these little bumps and pimples. Very, very hard to get rid of. Because these are a condition that actually come from inside the body and many times those are little inflammations of the follicles and you have sebum, you have oil trapped in the same place where the hair follicle is because if that’s just, as a general.
Rule, just so you understand, I will try to explain it the best that I can. Ok. This is, this where my hand is, is the top of your skin, ok This is your pore. So let’s assume this is the opening of the pore, here you have a channel under the skin in this channel you have the hair that comes from here from the bottom, so the hair that goes out toward the skin, but on the side of the hair here, you have actually attached to the hair an.
Oil gland. Sebum. This is what creates in here it creates all the oil deposits which then pushes out together with the hair or without the hair it pushes out, and when it comes here to the surface so this is the pore, it comes here to the surface. If this surface is clogged, if there is skin, it’s clogged, it has nowhere to go, and it will create a little bump up here. And you have deposits of oil most of the time at times you have an inflammation of this hair that comes from the follicle. So, this creates a problem.
I spoke about it not long ago and I actually said that for instance on the arms it’s very common. The most common place is on the upper arms for women, sometimes for men. Sometimes it’s also coming from clothes. If you wear tight, very tight clothes, if you sweat a lot, if the skin gets irritated, if the skin is congested, nothing can come out but there is sweat, there is dirt, there is congestion, there’s irritation and all of that will create these little bumps. There’s inflammation. Said that there is actually really really.
No cure that I could say, ok, take this and it will take it away. It’s sort of an ongoing process of abrating, scrubbing, exfoliating, sterilizing, moisturizing, exfoliationg, again, doing the same over and over and over. And finding a balance. At times, at times, change of diet can help, at times hormones, when you are hormonal imbalances this becomes, t his becomes worse. Sometimes a woman that goes through pregnancy then suddenly they realize that you know, I didn’t have this, and now I have it. So therefore I say it is.
Related to our inner part, inner system, it is related to hormones and no medicine out there is no treatment out there can categorically, pinpoint down and say this is what you do, this is how you get rid of it, and this ointment or this cream you put,no, there’s nothing out there. There is no medicine out there there is no treatment, there is only trying to control it and opening the skin, exfoliating, so for instance doing microderm abrasion treatments, doing glycolic acid peels, if you are dark skinned doing mandelic acid peels is wonderful.
Because you are opening, exfoliating, removing the top layers of the skin and allowing what’s underneath to come out. Extractions at times if it’s very bad, extractions are very very good, to go to a place that can do extractions, after that and if you come and just do you can do glycolic acid twice a week and then twice a week you can do an AHA glycolic or mandelic acid and on other two days of the week you can do the microderm abrasion scrub. So you want to scrub it, open the skin, and you want to use the acid to peel off the skin.
So you do let’s say you do on a Monday microderm abrasion, you do on a Tuesday the acid peel, and then you do on a Thursday or on a Friday a microderm abrasion and then you do the following day an acid peel. It can be either the gllycolic acid if you are w hite, light skinned, then you do glycolic acid. If you have darker pigmented skin, if you are hispanic, or middle eastern, or mediterranean, or you are black than the mandelic acid would be very suitable fo rit.
Because it doesn’t destroy the pigment of your skin and that would be very beneficial. So these are the things and then remember you use acids you use abrasions you also have to moisturize it. Because you are drying the skin, you are peeling the skin, you are opening the skin, but remember that anything in your body heals the best way when it is moist. Moist, moist, moist so you have to moisturize it. You have to put moisturizers or you have to put some aromatherapy or you have to do the acid peels on the skin and you have to.
Have patience. You know this thing didn’t happen overnight and it will not go away overnight so for sure make sure that you have a lot of patience and you understand that you can treat it, reduce it as much asyou can, sometimes you can eliminate it completely, but it may take you a year, it may take you 8 months. Sometimes you can reduce it by 70 percent, sometimes you can reduce it completely and then it can come back. If you are exposed to it. I have a client, a patient, a beautiful young lady and she came to me during a pregnancy,.
This came out and post pregnancy you know we did the glycolic acid peels we treated it about half a year it went away. And voila! It’s back again, I just saw her last week and I touched her and there it was back again. So this things come and go come and go and the only thing you can do is to control it the best that you can but know the answer is categorically there is no one treatment, one serum or ointment that you can put on or mask or magic potion that you can put on that will take it away. I’m sorry, but this.