Milia are white or yellow bumps (cysts) that are about 1-2 millimeters in size. They can form when keratin becomes trapped underneath the skin, or when ducts become clogged. Milia is typically found on the eyelids and face, though they can occur on other parts of the body. Some ingredients in skin care and make up products can cause milia. Lanolin, paraffin and petroleum oil are known to cause the formation of milia.
Milia is effectively treated with thermocoagulation, resulting in a bump free skin in as little as three days, though some stubborn milia may take a little longer.
This is the best way to avoid scaring as milia should not be manually extracted by anyone not trained in this field. Our technique is so precise we can treat most that are on and around the eyes.
Following treatment of milia, one of our staff members can recommend products that do not contain milia causing ingredients including actives that help remove minor ones which are not yet visible on the surface.