Hyperkeratosis in biopolymer patients

By definition, biopolymers are dermal filler substances, frequently applied for volume enhancement in areas such as the lips, breasts, buttocks or cheeks. In most cases, people who have had these products injected into their bodies may experience complications or adverse reactions to these materials.

Hyperkeratosis, also known as "cockscomb" is a skin condition characterized by the thickening of the epidermis, which appears as a wart-like lesion accompanied by redness and considerable irritation, its origin lies in the overproduction of keratin, a protein that is responsible for the defense against pressure or constant irritation, generating in turn an uncomfortable and painful response if not treated properly.

The treatment for hyperkeratosis due to biopolymers consists of removing as much of the product as possible by means of an open technique, eliminating the hyperkeratotic lesion, which is performed in the form of an ellipse; its persistence on the organism in a smaller percentage can lead to skin cancer. This surgical procedure is performed under local anesthesia and generates little disability. Undoubtedly the recommendation is to have the removal of biopolymers to prevent these lesions from reappearing with greater intensity.

The suggestion made to patients to avoid and treat this skin condition is the use of comfortable clothing, made with natural and breathable materials such as cotton, in order to avoid the accumulation of heat and sweat on the skin with possible irritation or infection, should also avoid prolonged exposure to sources of intense heat such as direct sunlight, saunas, hot tubs, Turkish baths, hot springs etc.

It is important to remember that patients with biopolymers already have one degree higher temperature in the injected area, these factors will promote inflammation and in turn dryness in the skin, so it is important good hydration habits such as adequate consumption of omegas, intake of 2 liters of fluid daily, the application of creams based on urea, lactate and ceramides for the maintenance of the hydrolipidic film. Remember that healthy habits are important to prevent, treat and mitigate the symptoms caused by biopolymers, in this case hyperkeratosis.

If you have biopolymers on your buttocks and experience dryness or hyperkeratosis despite taking preventive measures, you should consult a biopolymer removal expert for personalized recommendations and treatments specific to each patient's needs.

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