Strawberry legs

Strawberry legs is medically known as keratosis pilaris (KP). It is a common skin condition that occurs when the protein, Keratin builds up and clogs the pores of the skin on the legs.

KP has no permanent cure, but there are certain things you can do to help reduce the symptoms. KP is not contagious and benign (non- cancerous) and can affect around 40% of adults and 50-80% of adolescents.

KP appears as skin-coloured ‘goosebumps’ on the back of the thighs and upper arms, sometimes resembling a strawberry’s seeds and skin. These bumps can also be pink in appearance, are around the size of a grain of sand, make the skin feel rough, rather like sandpaper and sometimes look like acne.

Risk factors of strawberry legs

These include:

  • Dry skin
  • Ichthyosis vulgaris (which causes very dry skin)
  • Vemurafenib ( treatment for melanoma)
  • Eczema
  • Allergies
  • Asthma
  • Genetics (family history of KP)
  • Excess body weight

At IHYA Clinic in Birmingham, we understand that certain skin conditions can have a profound effect on the way we look and feel, even if the condition itself is not harmful to health.

This is why we lend our expertise and knowledge to offering you the most effective, comfortable and safe, non-surgical treatments, so you can enjoy beautiful looking skin, no matter what your age, or skin concern.

Causes of strawberry legs

The cause of strawberry legs is the build-up of keratin. This protein is present in your hair, nails and skin. The build-up can plug the pores, blocking the hair follicles and causing small bumps. This, in-turn can also cause inflammation around or near the bumps.

Treatments for strawberry legs

At IHYA we consider any skin condition which can cause physical discomfort and emotional upset a priority to treat.

We offer non-surgical, no-drug options, so that you can address your skin concerns safely and without invasive measures.

Our treatments for strawberry legs

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