Milia are small, dome-shaped bumps, containing keratin, that are usually white or yellow. They are not usually itchy or painful. However, they may cause discomfort for some people. Rough sheets or clothing may cause milia to become irritated and red. Keratin is a strong protein that is typically found in skin tissues, hair, and nail cells. They can vary in size from a tiny grain of sand to 5 mm or larger and can be easily and successfully treated with electrolysis.

We do not know the exact cause of Milia although it is often associated with dry skin. The condition can be caused if you are using rich creams, excessive amounts of Vitamin C and high cholesterol are also attributed to contributory factors. It is often found around the eye area and cheeks of sufferers they appear as individuals or in multiple groups.




Who’s at Risk of Milia?

It can occur in people of all ages, of any ethnicity, and of either sex. Milia are so common in newborn babies (occurring in up to 50 per cent of them) that they are considered normal.

How can it be treated?

Well established milia have to be pierced, with a sterile probe to create an opening, to release the hard deposit.

Is there any pain?

There is a slight tingling but the whole procedure is by no means painful, you can remain relaxed through the entire treatment.

International model & actress Shahira is one of our many satisfied clients and has a glowing review of her treatment at Skin Specialist by Bernie Fahy. The article is available to read here.

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