Thought this might be of help to one or two others who have the same condition. I visited a dermatologist today regarding what appeared to be a rash on my face which appeared after I started taking Glivec. He has diagnosed Ketatosis Pilaris.
The dermatologist is going to check whether there had been any new research in how to deal with it, in regard to Glivec. When I find out whether the dermatologist is prescribing something I will update this thread. In the meantime I am using an AHA lotion, which has cleared some of it up. The dermatologist also said that the AHA creams/lotions takes about three months to fully work and that it will be an ongoing item, I will need to continue with.