What is Milia and how does Milia Removal work?
Milia (also known as milk spots) are often mistaken for whiteheads, but are actually keratin-filled cysts that form just under the skin, looking like white or yellowish bumps on the surface.
Milia are noticeable small white spots which form under the skin, often seen around the cheeks, nose, eyes and eyelids, forehead and chest.
Milia are actually small fat deposits, where there has been a buildup of excess oils and keratin, a naturally occurring protein that helps rejuvenate hair, nails, and skin. However, these Keratin deposits can become trapped, creating small cysts or Milia to form.
Use of heavy skincare products may induce the formation of milia by trapping keratin under the skin’s surface.
At The Spa Therapy Room we a simple and effective Milia removal technique, using a sterilised milia removal needle. We apply a sterilised needle into the centre of the Milia to break the surface. The contents of the Milia is then simply squeezed out. Once extracted the Milia is completely flat and the skin healing process begins.
Normally Milia removal is a single one-off treatment, however if the surface area is bigger than normal, we may recommend additional treatment to allow your skin to heal properly.