Keratosis pilaris, a hereditary skin condition known by the synonyms “strawberry skin” and “chicken skin,” affects more than 40% of people.
Do you have dark spots on your legs that look like tiny black dots? If yes, then you have
strawberry legs. The pits/dots look like strawberry seeds and skin. Open comedones, which
cause strawberry legs, are enlarged pores/hair follicles containing accumulated oil, bacteria,
and dead skin. As the clogged pores/hair follicles open after shaving and air passes the oil
inside, they oxidize and get dark.
However, you can get rid of it by opting for the best strawberry skin treatment in Bengaluru. The
experts at CNF can check the condition of your strawberry skin and suggest the right treatment
What is Strawberry Skin Treatment?
Strawberry skin treatment is the most effective solution to treat your strawberry legs. It can be of
various types, such as topical, non-invasive, and surgical options. Once our experts check your
strawberry skin condition, we customize the right treatment to fix the issues and give you
Causes of Strawberry Skin
Here are the most common causes of strawberry skin:
Folliculitis is a skin infection caused due to infected/swollen hair follicles. You may get folliculitis
after working out, sitting inside a hot tub, or sweating, mainly in humid and hot weather.
Keratosis Pilaris differs from strawberry legs but causes similar red dots on the legs. The cluster
of rough and tiny bumps on your skin look like goosebumps. This skin condition occurs when
keratin and dead skin cells clog hair follicles. The bumps are rough to the touch and can be of
The pores on your skin get clogged by oil, dirt, dead skin, and bacteria. An adolescent tends to
produce more oil than people of other ages. Hair removal by waxing or shaving exposes oil to
the air. The oil oxidizes and gets darker, which causes tiny black dots throughout your legs,
which creates the strawberry legs effect.
Shaving with an old razor or without cream can damage your skin, which causes razor burns
and strawberry legs. It may also cause ingrown hairs, which look like strawberry legs.
Only dry skin can never be the cause of strawberry skin. However, you tend to irritate the skin
on your legs when shaving dry skin. It increases the risk of you getting strawberry leg spots.
Strawberry skin gets more visible when your legs are dry.
Strawberry Skin Symptoms
Here are the common symptoms of strawberry skin:
- A pitted or dotted appearance on your leg skin
- Darkened open pores on your legs
- Black/brown dots on your legs after shaving
- Irritation, itching, or inflammation
Types of Strawberry Skin Treatments
Here are the most effective types of treatments to treat your strawberry skin:
Creams and Lotions
Everyday application of the right creams and lotions on your legs can gradually reduce the appearance of strawberry skin. OTC and prescribed products containing salicylic acid can always work on fixing strawberry skin. Salicylic acid can soften dry skin and unclog the clogged skin pores. Use creams containing lanolin and glycerin on damp skin to hold moisture.
Chemical peels are one of the most effective ways to treat strawberry skin. Such peels contain salicylic acid and glycolic acid, which can decrease the size of pores, even out your skin tone, and remove the topmost layer of dead skin cells. Chemical peels also help in improving the blood circulation in your skin and can prevent the clogging of pores.
Our doctor can treat your strawberry skin with microdermabrasion at our clinic in Bengaluru. During the treatment, we gently resurface your skin. A highly powered suction can remove dirt, debris, and impurities from the clogged pores and infuse hydrating serums in your skin. It works as a deep cleansing facial for your entire body. As microdermabrasion has minimum recovery time, you can see results on the same day.
Laser therapy is an excellent solution to reduce the appearance of strawberry skin. It targets the dark pigment in your hair and destroys the follicles so hair doesn’t grow back. The repeated application of high-energy pulses with high heat in short bursts prevents hair growth on the skin. Besides preventing hair regrowth, it prevents bacteria and oils from getting trapped in hair follicles, which cause dark spots that look like strawberry legs. With laser therapy, you can make your skin look and feel smooth all year round.
Dermabrasion is a skin rejuvenating procedure, which uses a quickly rotating device to remove your skin’s outer layer. It can reduce the appearance of dark spots on strawberry legs and reveal smoother skin. Dermabrasion may take a few minutes to over an hour depending on the criticality of your strawberry skin condition. You may be required to do dermabrasion multiple times or in stages. Your skin may swell after the treatment, which may stay for weeks and months. Once the treated area starts healing, your skin looks smoother.
An excision is a simple process in which our doctor reduces the appearance of dark spots in your strawberry legs. We numb the raised area on your skin with local anesthesia, cut them out with the nearby normal skin, and stick together the rest of the skin. After the excision, the marks caused due to strawberry legs are hardly noticeable. You may experience pain for 1 to 2 days, which you can subside with a cold compress.
Tips to Treat Strawberry Skin at Home
Here are the tips to cure strawberry skin at your home:
Use baking soda to exfoliate your skin as its antibacterial and anti-inflammatory agent. Exfoliation helps in removing dead cells and bacteria from the skin’s topmost layer. It also minimizes the chance of ingrown hair. Ground coffee mixed with coconut/olive oil removes dead cells and gives you smooth and radiant skin.
Moisturize Skin Everyday
Apply aloe vera gel on your skin every day to keep it moisturized and hydrated. Your skin will look plump and more beautiful.
Maintain Your Skin Health and PH Balance
Sea salt contains minerals, such as sodium, calcium, and magnesium, which maintain your skin health and PH balance. When you apply sea salt scrub on your body once or twice a week, it removes dead cells from your skin surface and restores mineral balance in your body.
Heal Wounds and Treat Skin Issues
Use jojoba and tea tree oil on your skin as they have anti-inflammatory and anti-microbial properties, which can treat your dead and dry skin. They can heal wounds, treat dryness, and prevent clogging of pores.
Apply Sunscreen Before Stepping Out
Use sunscreen cream and lotion before stepping out to prevent skin damage caused due to UV ray exposure. Ensure you apply sunscreen at least 15 to 20 before stepping out.
Go for Safe Hair Removal Methods
Opt for safe hair removal methods, such as waxing and epilating. Such methods remove hair from the roots and prevent any chance of ingrown hair, which causes strawberry legs.
What Makes CNF the Best at Skin Treatments?
CNF is Bengaluru’s best cosmetic clinic where you can get the right treatment suited to your skin concerns, type, and tone. Our expert team, comprising doctors, therapists, nutritionists, and image consultants, uses cutting-edge scientific technologies to perform treatment on your skin. We specialize in treating scars, acne, wrinkles, melasma, tan, freckles, and other skin concerns. Our team always follows the global safety protocols to offer high-quality treatment maintaining safety in a hygienic environment.
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