There are several conditions that cause the skin to become rough and flakey. A few of the most common of these are keratosis pilaris, actinic keratoses, folliculitis and eczema. Keratosis pilaris is a condition where small bumps appear on the skin usually around the thighs, arms, cheeks, and buttocks. This condition is caused by an overproduction of keratin, which blocks the hair follicles and causes bumps to form. The bumps don’t hurt or itch and the condition is harmless but some people are troubled by the appearance and seek treatment for cosmetic reasons. Actinic keratoses is also known as solar keratosis and is a scaly growth brought on by sun damage or exposure to UV radiation. It is considered a pre-cancer so it is important to seek treatment as soon as they appear. Folliculitis manifests as small, white-headed pimples around the hair follicles. It is sometimes caused by shaving or use of topical steroid creams. It is also common among acne sufferers. Folliculitis blemishes can be painful or itchy and can either clear up on their own or lead to permanent scarring. Eczema usually begins during childhood and is known to be a hereditary condition. It generally appears as a rash on the arms and behind the knees, but can appear anywhere on the body, including the face.


Our highly-skilled team of medical professionals, along with our state-of-the-art technology and treatments, can smooth areas of rough skin that may appear as a result of various conditions. We offer a variety of treatment options including topical skin products, laser treatments, microdermabrasion, chemical peels, hydrafacials, dermaplaning, and clinical facials to heal and soothe your skin. The results are healthy-looking skin that is smooth, soft, and blemish free.


If you are experiencing rough skin, you’re not alone. Fortunately the condition is reversible with various treatment options. There are several home remedies to diminish rough skin, including coconut oil. We also offer exfoliating and moisturizing products such as KWENCH’s Hyaluronic Acid Serum. Kwan Dermatology believes that everyone deserves to look and feel great about their skin.


If you are experiencing rough skin, the Kwan Dermatology team will create a customize treatment plan that specifically targets your skin issue(s), using treatments such as topical skin care products, chemical peels, laser treatments, skin resurfacing, microdermabrasion, and more.

SKIN SMOOTHING TIP: Rose water is known for its skin-cooling and anti-inflammatory properties, and walnuts are packed with B vitamins, which soften the skin. Soak some walnuts overnight and blend them together with rose water to form a smooth paste. Apply this paste to your face and neck to reveal a brighter, smoother complexion.


Kwan Dermatology’s clients rave about our state-of-the-art treatments to resolve and smooth rough skin. We offer several different kinds of treatments for this condition. Microdermabrasion treatments use a minimally abrasive instrument to gently sand your skin, removing the outer layer of dead skin cells — resurfacing the skin. Chemical peels can greatly improve rough skin. In this treatment, a chemical solution is applied to the affected areas, which blister and peel off, revealing smooth skin. The Fraxel is one of our most popular state-of-the-art lasers for skin resurfacing. It can eliminate rough skin by vaporizing the skin’s outer layer, revealing a brighter, smoother complexion. If you would like to smooth your rough skin, please contact Kwan Dermatology to schedule a consultation.