What is Milia?

Milia often appear as tiny white bumps under the eye, on your cheeks and other areas of the face. They are formed when keratin becomes entrapped beneath the outer layer of the skin, forming a tiny cyst. Milia can be categorized as either primary or secondary. Primary milia are formed directly from entrapped keratin and are usually found on the faces of people of all ages. Secondary milia are also tiny cysts and look similar, but these develop after something clogs the ducts leading to the skin surface, such as after an injury, burn, or blistering of the skin.

Who gets Milia?

  • Milia can occur in people of all ages and ethnicities.
  • Milia are common in 50% of newborn babies.

Treatment Options:

Primary or secondary milia in an adult may disappear on their own, if this isn't the case for you treatment options are arable and include: 

  • Piercing each milium with a sterile lancet followed by removal of the cyst material with a tool called a comedone extractor
  • A customized topical skincare routine will be discussed 
  • A customized treatment plan may include a series of acid peels or microdermabrasion procedures.

If you are looking for Milia treatment in Toronto Canada and would like more information contact us today.