Milia

Milia

Description

Milia are very small, raised, pearly-white or yellowish bumps on the skin, each are usually about 1 or 2 millimetres. It is a type of tiny skin cyst filled with a protein called keratin. They are most often seen on the skin around the cheeks, nose, eyes and eyelids, forehead and chest. 

They are commonly found in areas of dry skin where normal secretions are unable to find their way to the skin’s surface. It they are located on areas on the skin that is not dry, they maybe be caused by poor product usage.

 

Causes

Milia are typically associated with some type of damage to the skin such as blister, burn or sun damage. It can also delevop if the skin loses its natural ability to exfoliate. It can happen as a result of ageing.

 

Treatment with CryoPen

During the treatment, a mild white frost should form evenly over the lesion. After thawing the tissue turns red-ish coloured and has the aspect of a zone of inflammation due to interstitial bleeding.

Be sure to speak to one of our experts if you have any questions on how this treatment works.

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