What is Milia?
Milia is a common skin condition that can affect people of all ages. The condition consists of little, tiny, white bumps that usually appear under your eyes, nose and cheeks. Unlike acne, milia is caused by embedded dead skin cells within the surface layer of the skin.
Similar to acne, milia can be managed in adults. We advise you not to pick at it because it leads to scarring. Here are some tips for keeping your milia at bay. But, for severe cases,we recommend you see a dermatologist.
Because milia is caused by trapped oil underneath the skin’s surface, you need to cleanse daily with a product containing an alpha hydroxy or glycolic acid for best results.
If you want to stay away from acids, you can use an exfoliating cleanser instead. Deep exfoliating treatments help get down into the surface of the skin and remove oil and pore clogging impurities.
Here are 3 cleanser often prescribed by dermatologist for the condition:
- MD Formulations Glycolic Facial Cleanser
- Pevonia Gentle Exfoliating Cleanser
- BioMedic Purifying Cleanser
While a daily cleanser or exfoliant can help keep milia at bay, some people prefer professional treatments. We recommend you visit a dermatologist to discuss treatment options.
Below is a video from DermTV about the different proffesional milia treatment options.
Silk Touch Med Spa offers microdermabrasion and chemical peels that can help to lessen the appearance or remove milia. Please schedule a FREE COSULTATION with Dr. Kerr and our staff. We are more than happy to discuss treatment options with you.