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Keratosis Pilaris Treatment: Evidence from Intervention Studies.


Suástegui-Rodríguez I, Camacho-Rosas L H, Peralta-Pedrero M L, Cruz F J-S, Morales-Sánchez M A
Skinmed. 2022; 20(4):258-271.
PMID: 35976015.


Keratosis pilaris is a common dermatosis observed in daily dermatologic practice. The diagnosis is clinical and usually asymptomatic, although sometimes patients may complain of mild pruritus and its cosmetic appearance. Few reports exist about its treatment. There are clinical trials assessing topical treatments and laser surgery, but no systematic reviews on its management were found in literature. An online research was conducted to identify evidence-based recommendations. Lactic acid, salicylic acid, and the 1064-nm Nd:YAG laser seem to be the most effective and safe treatment options for keratosis pilaris among patients aged 12 years and older; however, high-quality randomized controlled trials with long-term outcomes are required. (. 2022;20:258-271).