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Milia Extraction

Milia removal involves lancing the tip of the milia and extracting the contents.

  • 15 min
  • Stockton Terrace

Service Description

What are Milia? Milia are small white or yellowish raised cysts, bumps or spots on the skin. They are normally found around the eye area and cheeks, but can appear anywhere on the face or body. Unlike a pimple or spot, milia feel quite hard, almost like a small piece of grit under the skin, and do not have any redness or inflammation as you might expect with whiteheads or Acne-related spots. It is very common to have several milia appear in clusters on the skin around the eyes. What causes milia? Milia are caused by the build-up of keratin (a naturally occurring protein) beneath the surface of the skin. Some dermatologists suggest this could be due to damage to the sweat glands after skin trauma, or in the case of new born babies, blocked sweat glands. Cell turnover usually slows down as we get older, making mature skin more susceptible to recurring milia. Milia are not contagious or harmful in any way, there is no known genetic link with milia and the condition is not thought to be hereditary, but some people may feel self-conscious about them, especially if they are on a visible area of the skin such as the face. milia can sometimes take a long time to disappear naturally, but can be professionally removed through a simple, minor procedure. There are a variety of treatment options to remove Milia depending on the type, location and number of Milia that need removing. Removing milia yourself is not recommended. To avoid infection, the treatment should be carried out in a safe clinical environment with sterile equipment. What are the benefits of milia removal? Removes a source of irritation, while milia are asymptomatic they can itch Increased self-confidence Easier application of make-up and cosmetics Removes the appearance of Acne prone skin milia being mistaken for whiteheads which gives areas of the skin the appearance of suffering from Acne. Does milia removal hurt? The removal of milia is virtually painless and there is no need to apply a numbing cream before the procedure Is there any downtime after milia removal? There may be some slight redness to the treated area immediately following the milia removal procedure, however this subsides within a matter of hours and benefits of treatment can be noticed instantly.

Contact Details

  • 16 Stockton Terrace, Sunderland, UK


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