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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.

We look forward to your visit.

Dr R.Targett

“Trust Your Face to a Doctor Trained in Dermatology and Cosmetic Medicine”

Dr. Rahma Targett

Dr Targett is qualified in Primary Care Dermatology and has a special interest in Skin Cancer and Cosmetic Medicine.

She is a natural results advocate, facial shaping artist, ambassador of elegance, leader in her field and mother of two children.

Please make phone bookings during opening hours.

Online bookings available 24/7

What is Milia / Milium Cyst?

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.

What Causes Milia?

The cause if 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

How Are Milia Treated?

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

Price of Milia Removal


Milia Removal (for 15 minutes)$350

Before and After Having Milia Removal

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After Procedure

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Please make phone bookings during opening hours.

Online bookings available 24/7

Our Location

Advanced Cosmetic Medicine

55,55 Melbourne St,

North Adelaide

SA. 5006

Ph: 0403 690 031


Opening Times

Tuesday1.30pm to 7.30pm
Wednesday1.30pm to 7.30pm
Thursday12.30pm to 6.00pm
Friday12.00pm to 6.00pm
Saturday9:00am to 3.00pm


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Free car park is available on Dunn St or free on street parking on Melbourne St if available.

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