Milia usually occurs around the eyes, cheeks and nose.
They can appear as a single milium or a cluster called milia.Milia are tiny, white cysts and feel quite spiky to the touch. The cysts are made up of keratin which is what the skin cells are made up of and occur when keratin become trapped beneath surface of the skin. It is a sign of local keratinisation malfunction.
The treatment for milia depends on how deep it is. Do not try to squeeze milia out. Often it is too deep and people have created ugly scarring trying to squeeze milia out. Milia is a clump of keratin trapped under the skin. Using a spot treatment with salicylic acid to dissolve the top skin cell layers will help to work the cyst to the surface where it will often pop out on its own, but this can take some time.
Another alternative treatment is advanced electrolysis, it is a safe comfortable and effective treatment where a sterile lancet is used to gently ease it out.
Milia can be successfully removed, leaving a clearer, healthier looking skin. This treatment is suitable for men and women. Depending on the number of milia one or multiple treatments are required. Once the milia has cleared, prevention involves skin care products that encourage healthy cell turnover. Gentle and regular exfoliation once or twice a week together with a good enzymatic cleanser will help to keep it at bay. Staying out of the sun and not overdoing it with harsh resurfacing treatments will help. Be gentle with your skin, avoid using harsh or poor quality products that may cause rashes and allergic reactions. Always use the best quality skin care products you can afford for a healthy, glowing skin.
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