Milia Removal – Adelaide


Milia: They just seem to appear out of nowhere! They are very tiny, painless white bumps that give your skin a rough uneven texture. If you try and pop them, nothing happens….no blood or puss? Milia removal by Advanced Cosmetic Medicine is a solution to this common problem.

Frequently Asked Questions

A Milia or milium cyst is basically a small white bump. It will typically appear on the cheeks or the nose and is most commonly seen in newborn babies.

For infants, milia will normally clear up within a few weeks.  For older children and adults, however, they are a bit more stubborn, taking a few months to clear up.
Milium cysts found in groups are known as milia.  The cysts contain keratin under the skin. Keratin is a protein usually found in hair and nails.

Milia are most common in babies but can be found in people of all ages. Milia are often referred to as baby acne.

The cause of milia in babies are unknown.  Often people confuse it for baby acne which is caused by hormones from the mother. Milia, however, do not have the associated swelling that acne does.

In adults and older children, milia can be associated with skin damage caused by;

  • Use of steroid creams
  • Long-term sun damage
  • Dermabrasion or laser resurfacing
  • Blistering injuries

For infants, there is no need to perform any treatment.  The cysts will disappear after a few weeks.

For adults and older children, the cysts may take several months to resolve. If they are causing discomfort, there are treatments that can help;

Treatments include:

  • Deriving the cyst and using a pick to remove the contents of the cyst.
  • Retinoids
  • Chemical peels
  • Cryotherapy
  • Diathermy – using heat to destroy the cyst


Why Choose Advanced Cosmetic Medicine

At ACM We Make The Process Easy
Consistent Treatment by the Same Doctor Every Time
Exceptional After Care
Open Until 6pm Weekdays and Until 2pm Saturday for Your Convenience
Friendly Professional Service
Reduced Injection Pain for Your Comfort

Our Commitments

Our commitment to you is to provide you with the highest standard of service, treatment and patient care. You will always receive personal attention and treatment from Dr Rahma Targett each and every time you visit us.

Dr Targett will take the time to listen to your cosmetic needs and provide you with sound advice and realistic expectations. We will work with you to develop a plan tailored to your specific needs and goals.  Dr Targett will take the time to explain the procedure and provide you with expectations of the outcomes.

Following your treatment, we will provide you with the aftercare and advice that you deserve.  At Advanced Cosmetic Medicine, you will have the peace of mind that you are being treated by a qualified doctor in aesthetic medicine.

Dr Targett and her team will provide you with everything you need to achieve your aesthetic and health goals.

Ask a Question

Please feel free to ask us a question.  We will try to answer your question within one hour.  Thank you for your patience.

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ACM Location

Advanced Cosmetic Medicine

Unit 58/41-47 Melbourne St

North Adelaide

SA. 5006

Ph: 0403 690 031

ACM Car Parking

Free parking is available in Dunn Street car park(3 hours) and also along Melbourne Street (1 hour).

ACM Cancellation Policy

Advanced Cosmetic Medicine is an appointment-based business.  Please follow our cancellation policy guidelines.

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