Hyperkeratosis Skin Pictures - 18 Photos & Images

Hyperkeratosis is one of the forms of keratosis, a skin condition in which the skin is covered with dry coarse scales due to the overproduction of keratin, resulting in thickening of the granular layer of the dermis of the skin. Such seal skin can appear anywhere, especially in areas of friction or irritation, but there are areas on the body are more prone to the formation of Horny growths: heels, knees, elbows and forearms.

Sometimes a symptom of keratodermas is visible on the face. Due to violation of the protective properties of the skin penetrate into the pores of harmful bacteria. The dermis loses moisture and becomes inflamed, appear dilated porous pores. Secreted sebum is not excreted from the pores and comedones arise (black dots).

Most often, hyperkeratosis is combined with the excessive dryness of the skin, but the problem of excessive keratinization of the dermis occurs not only because of its drying out, but also due to the fact that dead cells are not shed. Lesions usually do not cause any symptoms, but can sometimes be the reason:

  • Itching.
  • Chronic inflammation of the skin.
  • Changes in skin color.
  • Hair loss.

Treatment of hyperkeratosis depends on its cause, location, type, and severity. If the doctor did not reveal the disease to cope with hyperkeratosis can help the beautician.

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