As can be seen in the picture, milia are usually each about 1 or 2 millimeter’s across and are pearly-white or yellowish.
Milia are commonly found on the skin of people of all ages. They are formed when keratin (a substance produced by the skin) becomes entrapped beneath the outer layer of the skin, forming a tiny cyst. An individual milium (the singular of milia) is formed at the base of a hair follicle or sweat gland.
They are most often seen on the skin around the cheeks, nose, eyes and eyelids, forehead and chest but they can occur anywhere on the body.
What causes Milia?
The cause is typically associated with some type of damage to the skin, such as:
- Blistering injuries, such as poison ivy
- Skin resurfacing procedures, such as laser resurfacing
- Long-term use of steroid creams
- Long-term sun damage
Can Milia be treated simply and safely?
- Yes! Our treatments are safe, simple and very effective.
- Very little if any down time
- No general anesthetics needed
- No numbing creams needed
- Lunch hour procedure
- Treatments are always performed by a trained and certified professional.
- Homecare procedures are always provided
- 2 week follow-up at N/C
- RF (Radio Frequency) treatment (most preferred)
- Topical retinoid cream such as tretinoin
- A series of chemical peels
- A Series of Microdermabrasion procedures
Give our clinic a call for a no charge consultations to discuss your options.