Milia Removal

Causes

Milia are small, white bumps that typically appear on the face. These cysts are often seen in groups. Milia occurs when keratin becomes trapped beneath the surface of the skin. Keratin is the protein that’s typically found in skin tissues, hair, and nails. Milia are actually most common in newborns. Milia can be caused by improper medication or malnutrition. Sometimes Milia can also be caused due to wound healing when an injury, burn or blistering begins to heal.

Treatments available

1.Laser Treatment:Laser treatment can effectively remove Milia by destroying the keratin buildup on your skin. It is done through ablative lasers that use either CO2 or Erbium YAG to destroy the keratin buildup on your skin from underneath. Milia appear on the outer layer of the skin so it is strongly advised not to pick or try to remove your Milia manually. Laser treatment is the best option.

Milia Removal

What to expect

The Doctor uses a Laser to destroy the Milia cysts. This process will cause your Milia to overheat and disintegrate due to the laser projected towards it. You will feel a little prickly sensation on the areas where the laser is being projected.

Time frame

This treatment will take 20-30 minutes per session or even more depending on the severity of the areas affected. For some patients only one session may be required and for some rare patients more than a couple would be necessary.

Side effects

Side effects to Milia treatments include heating sensation and slight pain on the Milia-prone areas.