Milia are tiny white bumps or small cysts on the skin that occur when dead skin becomes trapped in small pockets at the surface of the skin or mouth. In adults they can occur on the face. The bumps and cysts also occur on parts of the body that are swollen (inflamed) or injured. Irritation of the skin by rough sheets or clothing may cause mild reddening around the bump, but the middle stays white.
Skin and hair products you use every day could be contributing to the formation of milia. Scrutinizing âthe lotions, makeup, hair gel and other products you use may make a difference in recurring milia. âAdding a gentle exfoliation to your skin care regimen can help renew the skin and keep pores clear. A âdermabrasion treatment or fruit acid peel can be done at home for a minimal cost and may go a long âway in helping rid yourself of milia.â
Treatment in adults can be done by extraction of the milia. Under strict asepsis (after washing face with soap and water), the Milia is lanced at its center (gently) and a extractor tool is used to get out all the white keratin built up in the skin. This can be done by your doctor for you for best results.
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