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DERMAdoctor KP Duty--Dermatologist Moisturizing Therapy - A dermatologist-recommended remedy for controlling keratosis pilaris and other general dry skin concerns, KP Duty incorporates medically proven technology, supplying the ingredients for hydrated and healthy appearing skin. Potent levels of Glycolic Acid blends with Urea, the dermatologist-recommended humectant, to soften and smooth away the driest, roughest skin. Keratosis Pilaris (KP) is a common skin disorder typified by “chicken skin” bumps commonly found on upper arms, thighs and torso. Excess skin forms around individual hair follicles, creating the characteristic minute, rough, grater-like bumps. This disorder affects almost 50% of the world’s population and is particularly likely to affect anyone prone to eczema, asthma or hayfever. KP Duty is a concentrated treatment replete with potent antioxidant green tea, moisture-replenishing hyaluronic acid and texturizing dimethicone.
Glycolic Acid - An array of alpha hydroxy acids (AHAs) are utilized in a dermatologist’s quest to smooth out keratosis pilaris. Glycolic acid works as a chemical exfoliating agent. MD Formulations Hand & Body Creme is a buffered 14% glycolic acid cream potent enough to help retexturize the skin.
Lactic Acid - Lactic acid is also an AHA. Dermatologists often turn to OTC and Rx lactic acid products to palliate KP. These can vary from low potency LactiCare Lotion appropriate for young children, particularly if treating areas on the face or far more potent AmLactin 12 % Moisturizing Cream or AmLactin AP Moisturizing Cream for more stubborn, itchy flare-ups. Prescription LacHydrin 12% is quite similar to AmLactin.
Urea - Urea is one of those favorites of dermatology. It’s role is to soften the crustiest skin. Carmol comes in 2 OTC strengths: Carmol 10 and Carmol 20. Both are excellent in the fight against KP. For intractable KP, prescription Carmol 30 or Carmol 40 are medications to consider.
KP Duty - Too many times my patients had difficulty trying to figure out when to apply a variety of products or find effective items that were also well tolerated. And KP is most definitely one of those skin conditions that responds best to a multi-therapeutic approach. In my experience single ingredient products or routines don’t do nearly as well as combination therapy. So I sat down and tried to combine the best active agents into a single cream targeted at keratosis pilaris.
DERMAdoctor KP Duty Dermatologist Moisturizing Therapy For Dry Skin combines high potency dermatologist strength glycolic acid and urea with green tea. The AHA and urea work as a combination invisible chemical exfoliant and humectant, eliminating bumps and softening the skin. Green tea contains ECCG to fight the inflammation that causes the formation of post inflammatory skin discoloration so commonly seen in KP. Apply it once or twice a day and watch KP rapidly smooth itself away.
Vitamin A Treatments - Patients may turn to prescription vitamin A creams such as Retin A / Tazorac/Avita / Differin to help restore a smooth texture in recalcitrant cases or as a way to help treat KP complicated by acne. Potent retinols such as Afirm or SkinCeuticals Retinol 1.0 are nonprescription options. Overeager use won’t help hasten silky skin. Instead it can leave the skin parched, peeling and painful. A tiny dab every other night is more than adequate for beginners.
Therapeutic Dry Oil - Sometimes an additional barrier that protects yet has the ability to both smooth away the keratin and reduce inflammation helps promote more rapid improvement. DERMAdoctor Handy Manum Anti-Itch Fissure Relief Serum works to eliminate bumps by blending lactic, salicylic, malic and citric acid with propylene glycol. Hydrocortisone is a proven medication rapidly reducing inflammation and is bolstered by green tea and oat beta glucan. DERMAdoctor Handy Manum Anti-Itch Fissure Relief Serum leaves a protective barrier without leaving an unpleasant oily residue. A tiny dab goes a very long way. Try applying at bedtime to enhance your regimen.
Immunomodulators - Since KP is often thought of as a manifestation of eczema, it stands to reason that new prescription medications such as Protopic and Elidel may play a role in treating keratosis pilaris. I tend to reserve this for more complex cases or for the patient who already has a tube at home, occasional use may be a helpful, off label option.
Microdermabrasion - KP is a chronic condition. Committing one self to never ending weekly sessions of medical microdermabrasion rapidly add up financially. While effective at buffing skin to a healthy glow, reserve this for special occasions and try less costly home microdermabrasion options such as DermaNew Microdermabrasion Total Body Experience, Neova Microdermabrasion Scrub or even an exfoliating scrub like Peter Thomas Roth AHA/BHA Face & Body Polish.
KP Double Duty Dual Pack: Editorial Review: Product Description
Now KP Duty comes in a Dual Pack! Two 4 oz tubes provide convenience at a cost savings. This KP "double" Duty Dual Pack saves $5 over purchasing the two tubes separately and qualifies for free shipping!
Keratosis Pilaris (KP) is a common skin disorder, typified by chicken skin bumps on upper arms, thighs, torso, buttocks and occasionally the cheeks. Keratosis Pilaris affects almost 50% of the worlds population and is particularly likely to affect anyone prone to eczema, asthma or hayfever. Its never a chore to attain flawless, smooth skin. KP Duty effectively eliminates crustiness, flaking, and dry, rough chicken skin no prep work or scrubbing required. KP Duty is a concentrated treatment with potent antioxidant Green Tea, moisture replenishing Hyaluronic Acid and texturizing Dimethicone.
Glycolic Acid - Powerful skin smoothing AHA
Sodium Glycolate Glycolic Acid salt with buffer
Green Tea Botanical antioxidant & soothing anti-inflammatory
Urea - Humectant
Algae Soothing botanical
Sodium Hyaluronate Potent hydrating agent
Dimethicone Barrier agent reduces moisture evaporation
Dermatologist Tested & Approved
No Animal Testing.
Apply KP Duty to hands, body or feet and gently massage into skin. Use twice daily or as often as needed.
bumps got you down? chicken skin or goose pimple syndrome can cause unsightly bumps on the upper arm area. instead of flying the coop, treat this age problem with a daily dose of philosophy's chicken skin treatment lotion to help reduce their appearance.
apply a thin layer of chicken skin to the upper arm area daily as tolerated. (currently not available)
related products: handmade, the ginerbread man exfoliating salt scrub, the great mystery
Contains all you need to control the symptoms of Keratosis Pilaris. Includes one KP Duty Dermatologist Body Scrub with Chemical + Physical Medi-Exfoliation and one KP Duty Dermatologist Moisturizing Therapy For Dry Skin. Instructions:
Step 1: Use DERMAdoctor KP Duty Dermatologist Body Scrub with Chemical + Physical Medi-Exfoliation in the bath or shower to cleanse and exfoliate dry skin.
Step 2: Apply DERMAdoctor KP Duty Dermatologist Moisturizing Therapy For Dry Skin to arms and/or legs or where needed twice daily or as often as needed.
"My toddler and my newborn baby both have keratosis pilaris. They have the red cheeks and rough bumps all over their arms."
"I have had keratosis pilaris since I was about 4 or 5. (I am 22 now). I always just called it my "bumpy skin" and when i went to the dr. about it a long time ago, he didn't really have anything to recommend me. My husband has it as well, but mine is a lot worse. It covers my entire upper arms, and my lower jaw.
I am so happy I found some other people like me, and hopefully there are some good tips here that can make it go away."
"I have lots of red dots on the tops of my legs (thighs). It's so embarrassing to wear a swimsuit."
"I have had keratosis pilaris on my face, arms, thighs, and legs ever since I was a child. I just wish KP could be cured!!"
"I'm glad I found this site. I have had KP ever since I can remember, and I find it very annoying. I have it bad on my upper and lower arms and just the splotches on my legs."
"omg. i have that. i get it from my dad too! though i am naturally tanned so you can't see them that bad."
"i have had kp since i was a child. like many, i didn't know what it was. my mother is from a different country and has beautiful, perfect olive skin. as a kid, she thought the bumps, (the thai words for zits are "sels") were because i didn't bathe well enough. and as a result, i was forever in the tub. from what i have read so far, over bathing with drying soaps is the worst thing to do.
i am interested in any information i can find right now. i am 30 this year and have just discovered that there is something i can do to help my "sel" issue."
"After all these years of not knowing what these bumps were on my arms, I finally know what they are now thanks to your site!"
"Hi, I'm 30-something and just found out that I have kp. I have had it for years but didn't know what it was. Nice to know I'm not alone."
"I have always hated showing my arms because of my "chicken skin". People would always ask me if I was cold and had goose bumps..."
"Keratosis pilaris can be controlled with alpha hydroxy acid gel but no known cures. This condition is a disorder of the skin that is hereditary, and commonly found in people with very dry skin and/or a vitamin A deficiency.
So many finding out if you have a vitamin A deficiency may help. I get it and lose it. Then it comes back once in awhile..."
"I just found this site & am so thankful! I'm 20, and just learned what KP was, although I've had it as far back as I can remember no one ever knew what it was."
"I am a mom of 3 beautiful children. One with severe KP (or so i think that is what it is) another just starting to show small patches.
I am hoping to find some valuable info on this site and meet new people as I learn."
"I just found out what this was, I had no idea there was a technical name for it!"
"I knew these bumps on my arms weren't acne, it's good to know what they are finally!"
"I'm a 40-year old mom to 2 wonderful boys, ages 10 and 12. I've had KP my whole life, but never really thought much about it. I have just never worn tank tops. Mine is noticeable on my upper arms and thighs.
Our pediatrician has noticed it on my older son's face, arms and legs, and then pointed out that I had it, too. It was never really an issue for me since it was never severe and it has faded considerably - I do remember it being much more noticeable when I was in college.
My 12-year old's face has gotten extremely flushed recently, which I attribute to his hitting puberty. He had gotten reddest when he was exercising or out either either extreme temperature. Now, however, he is always red.
Tonight while having dinner with friends, they commented on my son's face since they hadn't seen him in a while, so I decided to go online and hence, I have learned quite a bit and can relate to many of your stories."
"I have had KP since I was a baby, but the lotions have never really helped me. I have permanently flushed cheeks with two matching white patches on each side, plus the dots all up and down my legs and arms. As a kid, other kids would always point and ask and tell me I had pimples and I'd just say, "No, I have a skin condition." ... THAT went well. Now I am 19 and really seeking treatment. Friends are always asking me if I have sensitive skin because I have such bad "razor burn". They don't believe me when I say it's not razor burn, so I have to show them my arms and say "Look, it's all over my arms, too. Does it look like I shave my arms?" I wish it would all just go away!"
"chicken skin bumps."