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Milia Extraction

What are Milia?
Milia are small, white bumps that can appear on your face, often around
the eyes and cheeks. While harmless, they can be a cosmetic concern. They come in two types:

  • Sebaceous milia: These are formed by a buildup of sebum, an oily substance produced by the skin.
  • Primary milia: These develop during fetal development and usually appear on the cheeks and forehead of newborns. They typically disappear on their own within a few weeks.

Milia Removal Options
Milia extraction is the most effective way to remove these bumps. However, it’s important to avoid at-home extraction attempts, which can lead to scarring or infection. Here are some safe options:

  • Professional Extraction: A board certified dermatologist, such as Dr. Patel can safely extract milia using sterile tools. This is the quickest and most effective method.
  • Topical Treatments: While not a direct removal method, certain retinoid creams can help encourage skin cell turnover and potentially reduce the appearance of milia over time.

Important Considerations

  • Never attempt at-home extraction: Milia extraction requires specialized tools and techniques to minimize the risk of infection and scarring. Leave it to the professionals.
  • Maintain a healthy skincare routine: A consistent skincare routine with gentle cleansing and proper moisturization can help prevent future milia development.

Ready for Smoother Skin?
Milia removal doesn’t have to be complicated. By scheduling a consultation with Dr. Patel and following a proper skincare routine, you can achieve clearer, bump-free skin

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