What is Milia?
Milia is a term that refers to small, elevated and white skin protrusions. Essentially, what they are are tiny bumps that cause the skin to become tense, which can result in pearly-white bumps or yellowish bumps on the skin. They usually appear near the eyebrows, nose, eyelids and cheeks. Milia can also be seen on babies’ faces (like in babies’ chin). But this is quite rare. They are more commonly found in adults. Here is few advance treatment option available for milia removal in london.
There are various distinct varieties of milia. Some of which are more prevalent than others. But it is unclear what causes each one. Dead skin cells that become stuck in the pores under the skin’s surface can cause milia. Milia can form as a result of the skin’s attempt to repair skin injury. For instance, following a burn or rash. Sebum production and sweat duct blockages. Such as those caused by watery eyes or eye makeup, may also play a role in their development. Sun damage may also be a factor in many cosmetic problems. The usage of certain creams, such as corticosteroid skin treatments, may potentially cause milia to appear.
How to Treat Milia?
Milia cannot be squeezed or popped because they lack an opening on the skin’s surface, unlike a pimple. It’s better to leave this to the experts since if you try, you risk leaving scars and skin damage. Especially near the delicate eye area. Milia frequently go away on their own after a few weeks or months. If the problem persists, we advise seeing one of our skilled dermal experts who can help with extraction. A dermal technician will use sterile tools. Like a micro lance needle and comedone extractor to make a tiny incision to remove milia. The obstruction is then rapidly and painlessly removed.
How does having Milia Removed feel?
When the Milia is cauterised, the skin will feel a little bit like a stinging nettle. This sensation might linger for a little while following the surgery. Before the procedure, we can administer a local anesthetic to ease any discomfort. So in most circumstances, the procedure should be painless or very somewhat painful.
Are there any after-treatment adverse effects or recovery time?
After treatment, the region would resemble mosquito bites since the milia’s contents were pushed out, irritating the skin. Redness will also be present, and it may take a few days for it to go away completely. Although improbable, it is possible that the treated region can develop scabs. These will totally disappear in 10 days.
How many Procedures are Required?
One treatment is often enough to get rid of the milia. You can require numerous sessions to completely remove the area if there are many milia there. Two weeks should pass between treatments. If additional therapy is required in order to allow the skin to recover.
How much does Milia Removal Cost?
The price of milia removal London depends on a variety of elements. Including your location, your choice of specialist, and the type of therapy. This technique is often not covered by health insurance since it is considered to be a cosmetic procedure rather than a medical necessity. Therefore, be prepared to pay for everything out of pocket. The typical price to treat milia for topical retinoids such vitamin A, adapalene, or tazarotene is around $170 for a six-month supply. The average cost of a microdermabrasion treatment is between $85 and $160. Spend between $120 and $250 to properly address this issue, though.