Photopneumatic Therapy for the Treatment of Keratosis Pilaris

July 2013 | Volume 12 | Issue 7 | Original Article | 804 | Copyright © July 2013

Heather Ciliberto MD,a Arta Farshidi MD,b David Berk MD,b and Susan Bayliss MDa

aDepartment of Internal Medicine, Division of Dermatology, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO
bWashington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO

tolerated by the participants and did not require any topical anesthetics or cooling gels. In conclusion, our data suggest that one treatment of PPx improved both the erythema and skin texture roughness associated with KP over at least a one month period. Limitations of our study include the small number of patients, short follow-up period, and lack of blinding of the examiner and the patients making recall bias possible. Longer-term studies would be needed to assess the duration of the effect achieved with PPx and determine the effect of multiple treatments on the efficacy of PPx.


All costs related to the study were supplied by the Division of Dermatology at Washington University School of Medicine. The authors have no conflict of interest to declare.


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