Dark dots, but smooth?

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    Hey everyone! I am new to the forum. I have had keratosis pilaris for my entire life. As a child it was severe on my arms, and moderate on my legs and butt, now it is mild to moderate on my arms, almost diminished on my butt, spread a little to my stomach above my belly button, but horrible on my legs. My entire legs are covered. But there are only bumps on the tops of my thighs a little on the inner thigh, and some on the top front of my shins. But everywhere there are the discolored dots that make you look like a chickens skin. Sometimes they look all purple and red but there is no bump. So is that keratosis pilaris too?? I have a gluten allergy, just recently found that out, so i have been gluten free for a couple months. Some improvement, but not much. Do any of you have the dark spots but no bumps on some parts of your body, and bumps with the dark spots on others? I am confused, but I can't afford to see a Dermatologist.

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    Yes, I am pretty sure, those red dots are KP, too.

    I have it smiliar to you on my legs, but it seems I have a little bit less bumps there. However my arms are covered in pumps and redness very badly...
    Those red dots are really embarassing. Omega 12% Lotion helps me a lot with the redness. Redness means inflammation and dry skin, and such lotions fight that. Good luck.

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    Thank you for the reply! Do you think that maybe laser hair removal would help one day? Like especially on the areas with just red dots but no bump. I wonder if it is just inflammation around the hair, and if removing the hair it could help?

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    Hey again. I have read in this forum that you can do laser treatment and that KP vanishes after one or two sessions for 2-5 years, and I remember that it was not cheap. But look it up yourself, I'm really not an expert for this since it is relatively new to me also. Or maybe someone replies who has experience with it.

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    Thanks again! I mean I have tried a few things since I have had this my whole life. I have tried lotions with AHA's and all the other good stuff. I have tried KP duty, dry body brushing (which I like) and just lots of moisturizing, and occasional sun exposure to even it out a bit. Do you remember what the laser treatment was called? or where it is at on the forum??

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    no, can't find the thread now. but maybe this link gives you an overview
    Laser Hair Removal - Keratosis Pilarus | City Laser Clinic

    they say you can't use laser hair removal if you have blonde or red hair. so i won't be able to solve my problems with a laser. would have been too easy, would'nt it... ^^
    Last edited by Filla; 04-11-2012 at 10:29 PM.

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    I am sorry to hear the, but i think you need to go to a hospital checking

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    Why do I need to go to a hospital checking? I have had it my whole life...It is like the kp spread but some of the dots don't have the hard white plug in them. I have seen other pictures on the forum where peoples skin looks like mine.

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    Oh it's exactly my situation. My legs dont have bumps but got dark spots which looks really bad. It looks like it shows propa place from where hair is plucked. I always had smith legs and arms but past two years it's gone bad, I got bumps spreaded to my full arms however my leg just has dark spots whereas upper thought seems to hav slightly bit of bumps. Been reading a lot about gluten free diet and stuff, so I finally decided to try that out, it was my first day today and I had healthy meal ) lol dont know if that's gonna help, if not then Atleast I get to loose some weight ) !! It's sad how this kp **** effects me mentally, Its my wedding soon and I feel depressed already about this condition. I think I wud Neva b able to get in shorts in public ( wish god was less cruel

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    Hey there, I think the reason we have these dots all over, even where there is no keratin buildup, is because we have KP, so all the hair follicles are inflamed. I am hoping maybe laser hair removal will work. KP is really a burden mentally, but you have to remind yourself of people who have worse skin issues, like the soldiers that have their faces completely burned to no recognition. That makes me grateful for the skin I have. God isn't cruel... everyone has something physically that isn't perfect. We are who we are on the inside, these bumps are just on the body we live in for now. Really focus on your health to try and heal it. That is what I am doing. Look into leaky gut syndrome. Congratulations on getting married soon!

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    Yh I know, I understand! There are ppl suffering far more than us and they still live n smile ... Just the fact that I need to go on holidays n I can't wear ( Neva mind there should b a way one day..Jus to let u know I have tried ipl for four session only- I didn't c any results so I didn't even complete my course. I guess I just pstience... I wanna get into the roots and tak it out. Coz no matter wht we do from outside it will still come out. Mine is more like a red spots, I will upload pics so u can c if u hv same. End of the day life doesn't finish , ppl who love u will still love u)) for world I'll just put full sleeves on lol x Thanx for weddi v greeting hun n all the best for ur kp fight

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    Yeah there are people out there will worse things and they still smile. I actually have worse health issues other than this, and I try to keep my head up. It is hard though. I know how badly you want to wear shorts and feel confident and beautiful. I feel the same way. And we are bombarded with images of girls with perfect smooth even skin and it just makes us feel like ****. What is ipl? And yes a picture would be great! I will upload one too if I can figure out how to lol.

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    Ipl- intense pulse lighting x it's one of the hair removal ways just like Ipl.....there will b one day - one day when we can get back to normal life(wearing anything n everything)

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    We can today. We can wear what we want. We only live once. If someone looks say DO YOU HAVE A STARING PROBLEM! lol It's your life. Don't let it be ran by KP. Good luck to you hun!

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    I had bad bad day yesterday x most depressing I Eva had ( two ppl seen it n said ohh it's bad and other said oh u shudnt wear half sleeves ( it kinda hurts that they noticed and said it looks bad ... Been crying all day x it just kills the confidence . I wish there was a good doctor who knows wt to do and wt not to

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