What are Milia?
Milia are small, white (or sometimes pale yellow) spots that usually occur around the eyes, on the cheeks & the eyelids. They are a skin condition that is not cancerous & affect people of all ages. Their exact cause is unknown although they are often associated with dry skin which can be acidic.
What causes Milia?
Milia are the result of dead skin becoming trapped in hair follicles forming a small pocket. They may also form in blocked pores, after injury, blistering, or following the long term use of topical steroids. Their exact cause is unknown although they are often associated with dry skin which can be acidic. They are generally found around the eyes of adults and children and appear as small creamy white or yellow bumps just beneath the surface or as small seeds.
Are they Dangerous?
Milia are not harmful, but their appearance is unsightly and may cause distress which can affect your confidence.
What Treatment is Needed to Remove Milia?
At Cedar House Clinic, we use the latest Advanced Cosmetic procedure to remove Milia. The treatment process requires the tip of a small probe to be used along with a tiny current of energy to remove the blemished area. Large Milia may require the application of local or topical anaesthetic and a small incision made in the overlying skin to lift them out.
What Results can be Expected?
Milia can be successfully removed leaving skin looking clearer and healthier. This treatment is suitable for both women and men on all body areas.