Psst…Those tiny white or yellow-ish bumps under the skin that won’t go away might not in fact be whiteheads. This could explain why nothing happens to them no matter how hard you you squeeze or scratch. No pus, no blood. Nada. You’ll find this is likely to just irritate the pesky little things. These otherwise painless bumps are actually called milia, sometimes referred to as ‘milk spots’. And although seemingly impossible to get rid of, there’s a really simple, effective solution to getting rid of milia available at Advanced Cosmetic Medicine.
But first thing’s first. What is milia? Milia are minuscule cysts – often in small clusters – made up of keratin (dead skin cells) trapped under the skin’s surface. You’ll typically find milia on the face, eyelids and cheeks.
What Causes Milia or ‘Milk Spots’
While milia can pop up at any given time without much rhyme or reason, there’s no real cause per say. They can be hereditary or brought on by the use of heavy topical oils and creams that have clogged pores.
Unfortunately some people are more prone to getting milia than others, for example, if you suffer from skin conditions like rosacea or lupus, your chances of developing milia are higher.
If you’re concerned that milia may be related to a skin condition, speak to Dr. Targett about how we can help manage this in conjunction with treatment for milia.
The good news is, milia can be treated!
At Advanced Cosmetic Medicine we approach treatments from all angles to achieve the best possible results for each individual. This means every treatment is tailored specifically for YOU. In this particular case we would assess your skin type, the severity of the milia as well as your lifestyle. Then using a combination of the latest laser technology and skin rejuvenation treatments, we can treat and remove milia with little to no downtime or scarring.
2018 Australian / New Zealand Isabody Champion and owner of CT Fitness Hub, Claudia Tomczyk, knows first-hand the power of this treatment.
How Long Does It Take To Get Rid Of Milia
With two treatments a week apart, Claudia reported a significant reduction of milia (tiny white bumps) on the forehead, improved skin texture and felt more confident than ever to rock stages across the world.
You can expect to see similar results within three to four treatments. You may also notice additional benefits including brighter, more even skin tone, reduced appearance of fine lines as well as reduced pore size.
Once your treatment is complete, we encourage you to maintain your clear, glowing skin by regularly exfoliating at home, adding a Rentinol to your skincare routine (try Medik8 Retinol 6 TR) and booking in for a professional chemical peel at Advanced Cosmetic once a month.
Book a consult to discuss how to get rid of milia at Advanced Cosmetic Medicine online here or call our friendly team on 0403 690 031.