A milium is a small cyst containing keratin (Skin protein); they are usually multiple and are then known as milia. These harmless cysts present as tiny pearly-white bumps just under the surface of the skin.
Milia are common in all ages and both sexes. They most often arise on the face, and are particularly prominent on the eyelids and cheeks, but they may occur elsewhere.
Milia do not need to be treated unless they are a cause for concern for the patient. They often clear up by themselves within a few months. Where possible, further trauma should be minimised to reduce development of new lesions.
At LINIA Skin Clinic we offer a range of treatments which include:
The lesion may be de-roofed using a sterile needle or blade and the contents squeezed or pricked out.
They may be destroyed using diathermy and curettage
Other treatments include topical retinoid, chemical peels, dermabrasions and laser ablation.