White spots around eyes?
Sometimes called Milk Spots, Milia are small white spots that look like hard white pearls and usually appear around the eyes, cheeks or eyelids.
They are a type of cyst filled with a substance called keratin, a protein that strengthens the skin that appears under the epidermis.
Why do people get Milia spots?
Milia can be hereditary or are sometimes a result of using heavy creams, makeup, sunscreens, hair gel and hair spray and products that contain mineral oil and wax.
Products can clog up the skin and interfere with its natural ability to shed old cells. Excessive sun exposure can also increase the chances of getting Milia as sun damage thickens the top layer of the skin. They are not infectious or down to poor hygiene.
The only way milia can be removed is by inserting a lance needle to break through their membranes then gently extracting the pearly matter.
It may leave a tiny pinprick mark, but these tend to disappear within 24 hours. We use disposable lance needles for this process.
What can I expect from the treatment?
Depending on your skin ailments and to achieve optimum results, we might also recommend treatments that exfoliate the skin such as a Skin Peel, Medical Microdermabrasion or a steam and extraction facial in conjunction with lancing.
Using a retinoid based product at home will also help to prevent future Milias.
Book your FREE Milia Removal consultation today.