Milia London

MILIA are white or occasionally yellow spots that usually appear around the eyes, on the cheeks and the eyelids.  These contain the same protein that skin and hair is made up of, called keratin, so are small cysts.

What causes Milia?

Milia occur when dead skin becomes trapped in small pockets at the surface of the skin. They appear as pearly white bumps, most commonly on the eyelids, upper cheeks, nose, and chin.  Milia often appear without explanation. These bumps and cysts also occur on parts of the body that have become  inflamed or injured. Milia are harmless but can look unsightly.

What treatment is needed to remove Milia?

We use the most appropriate technique to remove milia from your skin. For very small milia, an advanced treatment process requires the tip of a small probe ( carrying a tiny energy current) to make contact with the  blemished area. The treatment itself is a little uncomfortable but easily tolerated. There are minimal after effects, with a little tightness and scabbing to be expected. Each treatment lasts approximately 15 minutes.

For larger milia, a simple “cut and express” method may be more appropriate. With such a small incision, healing is usually rapid.

 

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