Keratosis Pilaris (KP) is a common complaint in adolescent girls. KP may not be a single entity as different morphological types are described. The most common variant of KP presents as reddish bumps on the back and outer aspects of the arm. It aggravates after waxing and I have personally noticed good improvement after laser hair removal. Till now it was considered a disorder of keratinisation.
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Here is an interesting article that describes the use of topical melatonin in androgenetic alopecia. Out of curiosity I checked the wikipedia page on melatonin. Readers may be interested to know that melatonin supplementation causes vivid dreaming! Any perceived connection is likely to be just a coincidence. :-)
1. Keratosis Pilaris Revisited: Is It More Than Just a Follicular Keratosis?. 2013. 3 May. 2013 <http://www.ijtrichology.com/article.asp?issn=0974-7753;year=2012;volume=4;issue=4;spage=255;epage=258;aulast=Thomas> (Full article available from journal website free)
2. Fischer, TW et al. "Topical Melatonin for Treatment of Androgenetic Alopecia." International Journal of Trichology 4.4 (2012): 236.