This is a common condition in young people. It tends to present with plugged follicles (ingrown hairs) and in some cases may also be associated with perifollicular erythema (redness around the plugged follicles). The condition most commonly occurs on the upper outer arms but may also occur on the calves, forearms, thighs, upper back and face.
A combination chemical peel of Jessner’s solution followed by either 15% or 20%TCA is recommended. Two treatment sessions 4 weeks apart are ideal.