Problems from Excess Keratin

Nearly 50% of the population is afflicted with some type of pigmented blemish.
We think that’s too many.

Your skin is made up of several different layers, including a constantly regenerating protective outer layer of protein called keratin. This outer layer rubs off normally in a natural process called exfoliation and is normally replenished at the same rate with fresh keratin. However, sometimes our bodies overproduce keratin, causing a buildup of the protein, resulting in unsightly rough patches or bumps on the skin’s surface. These keratotic (or keratin-containing) blemishes are often pigmented and can appear almost anywhere on the body. Common keratotic blemishes include seborrheic keratosis and keratosis pilaris. Over 150 million Americans suffer from rough or dry spots, mole-like blemishes, or skin bumps.

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Seborrheic Keratosis

Seborrheic Keratosis (SK) is a type of keratotic blemish that often impacts people over the age of 40. This “barnacle of the skin” presents as a rough, pigmented, mole-like blemish that can be found almost anywhere on the body.

Keratosis Pilaris

Keratosis Pilaris (or “chicken skin”) is one of the most common types of keratotic blemishes. Often called the “acne impersonator,” these red or flesh colored bumps affect between 50-80% adolescents and 30-40% of adults. It is most commonly seen on the back of the arms, but may also present on the thighs, low backside, and face.

What's the solution?

There are various medical and cosmetic procedures available to help get rid of these unsightly blemishes, but these procedures are often painful and don’t always improve the appearance of your skin the way you may have hoped. Additionally, you may need multiple treatments, which cost even more time and money. If your doctor has told you that you have keratotic blemishes, we’ve developed a cosmetic skincare product line that can improve the appearance of your skin safely, effectively and immediately.

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