Patient Comments: Ichthyosis Vulgaris - Treatment


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Comment from: KATE, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: July 31

I am 61, female and have had ichthyosis vulgaris since birth. At 17 I discovered how to use cello tape on my dry facial skin after washing. I carefully remove the dry layer, which becomes less with daily treatment. It is best not to miss a day. I can moisturize and use make-up like a 'normal' woman and have very few facial lines. I use various lotions/de-scaling treatments on the rest of me. It's been rather a DIY (do-it-yourself) journey but the cello tape has been what's made me feel normal under the gaze of others.


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