What is it and what is the cause?
Milia are small white or yellowish raised bumps or spots on the skin normally found around the eye area and cheeks, but can appear anywhere on the face or body. It is very common to have several milia appear in clusters. Unlike a pimple or spot, Milia feel quite hard, almost like a small piece of glass under the skin, and do not have any redness or inflammation as you might expect with white heads or acne related spots.
Milia form where there has been a build-up of a protein called keratin under the skin, a harmless substance which is a component of our skin, hair and nails. Some people are more prone to them than others and if you are then a good skin care routine incorporating a scrub can help keep them at bay.
Needle extraction is the most common way to remove them but some prescription strength creams can also help.
Extraction and milia removal are medical procedures used to address common skin concerns. Extraction involves the removal of various types of skin imperfections, such as blackheads and whiteheads, through manual or mechanical techniques. A effective treatment for anyone suffering with acne
Milia removal, on the other hand, is specifically focused on eliminating tiny, pearly white cysts known as milia, which often form under the skin. Both procedures aim to improve skin clarity and texture, promoting a smoother and healthier complexion. Professional guidance and sterile tools are essential for safe and effective extraction and milia removal.
The Obagi Nu-Derm system addresses the signs of skin ageing, its ingredients gently exfoliates to promote cell turnover and suppresses melanocyte activity to reduce pigmentation. This can be used in conjunction with a Tretinoin (retin A) which enhances cell turnover, stimulates collagen production and reduces the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, pigmentation and age spots.
The Obagi Nu Derm skincare range is clinically proven and developed by dermatologists, earning high praise from skincare experts worldwide. Rigorous clinical studies support these products, ensuring that each ingredient serves its intended purpose, utilising only the highest quality components to deliver the best possible results.