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Keratosis Pilaris (Rough, Bumpy & Uneven Skin)

Keratosis Pilaris Treatment Summary

Keratosis Pilaris is a common skin condition that is characterised by tiny rough bumps and uneven skin. It usually affects the outer areas of the upper arms but can also affect other areas.

SpaMedica, Yorkville, Toronto, ON

Are You a Candidate?

Good candidates for Keratosis Pilaris treatment are patients that have tiny rough bumps and uneven skin located on the outer areas of their upper arms, thighs, buttocks or cheeks.

Procedure Details

What is rough, uneven and bumpy skin? What causes rough, uneven and bumpy skin?

Patients suffering from rough, uneven and bumpy skin will start their skin care journey with a complete consultation, which will explain rough, bumpy and uneven skin, what it is and how to treat it. Rough, bumpy and uneven skin is characterized by small raised red rough bumps on the surface of the skin. This condition is called keratosis pilaris. Most commonly found on the back of the arms, back of the legs and buttocks but can less commonly be found on the face. Keratosis pilaris occurs when the body produces excess keratin. The excess keratin traps the hair follicle in the pore. This causes the formation of hard plugs. The hair forms in the follicle and is coiled up inside the plug. Keratosis pilaris can appear year round but tends to worsen with colder, dryer weather.

Can I treat my rough, bumpy and uneven skin and if so, what treatment options do I have?

Patients can be treated with a variety of options at SpaMedica. The goal of treating rough, bumpy and uneven skin is to thin the surface layer of the skin and reduce the chance of the hair follicles getting plugged. This can be accomplished with SpaMedica SonoFacial procedures which will provide gentle ultrasound waves of energy to penetrate clarifying serums into the skin. The SonoPeel Microdermabrasion uses gentle cavitational forces to lift off and remove the dead outer scaly layer of skin that contributes to acne associated with rough, uneven and bumpy skin. The SpaMedica Silk Peel uses a diamond microdermabrador to gently exfoliate the dead cells and then a clarifying serum is infused into the skin, leaving it fresh, clean and moist. SpaMedica patients will benefit from the medical grade skin care that will be recommended to you to treat your rough, uneven and bumpy skin.

SpaMedica recommends the following treatments for patients suffering from rough, bumpy and uneven skin:

  1. Silk Peel Treatments
  2. SonoFacial Treatments
  3. SonoPeel Treatments


Patients with rough, bumpy and uneven skin patients can suffer from either a temporary or chronic condition. Recommended bi monthly or monthly microdermabrasion Silk Peels and SonoFacials may be the solution to smooth the skin condition. Medical grade skincare will be advised to keep your rough, bumpy and uneven skin under control and you complexion appearing healthy and youthful.

Next Steps

If you are interested in seeking a consultation with SpaMedica, Dr. Mulholland and his team of experts, simply fill out our online consultation request form or call 877-712-8367 now to schedule a consultation.

About Us

SpaMedica has been treating patients with rough, bumpy and uneven skin in Toronto since 1997. SpaMedica is Toronto’s and Canada’s oldest, most recognized and reputable Laser Skin Care and Cosmetic Dermatology centre. Patients also have the advantage of seeing one of SpaMedica’s experienced cosmetic Dermatologists to treat skin difficult skin conditions such as rough, bumpy and uneven skin.