Many treatment options and skin care recipes are available for controlling keratosis pilaris. Often there is very good temporary improvement following a regular skin care program of lubrication. As a general rule of thumb, treatment needs to be continuous. Since there is no available cure or universally effective treatment for keratosis pilaris, the list of potential lotions and creams is long. It is important to keep in mind that as with any condition, no therapy is uniformly effective in all people. Complete clearing may not be possible. In some cases, keratosis pilaris may also improve or clear spontaneously without any treatment.
Dr. Wang is Director of Dermatologic Surgery and Dermatology, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center at Basking Ridge, NJ. A member of The Skin Cancer Foundation’s Photobiology Committee and the International Affairs Committee of the American Academy of Dermatology, he specializes in the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of skin cancers, especially melanoma. Dr. Wang is actively involved in clinical research, with a focus on photo protection and the development of non- invasive imaging technologies to diagnose skin cancer. He has authored more than 50 publications in peer-reviewed scientific journals and academic textbooks. He is also the author of the book Beating Melanoma—A Five-Step Survival guide, published by Johns Hopkins University Press.
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