About Milia Prevention

Milia is a common skin condition affecting both genders, all races and every age. The small white bumps seen just below the skin around the eye area are caused by skin tissues that did not slough off. The tissues become trapped in an open pore resulting in a hard bump approximately 1 to 2 mm in size. You can effectively treat milia at home over a period of time or by visiting a dermatologist, depending on the severity of your condition.


You may see a single milia or several milia around the eye. The severity of the condition will determine the treatment you choose. If you have only one or two milia, removal at home can be easy and cost-effective. However, if you have several, removal should be done by a dermatologist. Milia may also form around a skin-tissue injury as a result of blistering. Should your milia be located on the site of a previous tissue injury, a dermatologist should be consulted.


You can treat your milia at home by utilizing exfoliation or facial-peel products as directed. Exfoliation assists in removing dead layers of skin from the facial area and opening clogged pores. Facial peels work much the same, but they also remove impurities from the pores. Using the product of your choice, you may be able to remove the milia in approximately 30 to 60 days. Milia removal by a dermatologist can include dermabrasion, acid facial peels and surgical removal. Surgical removal is relatively quick and free of discomfort, depending on the severity of the condition.


Once you have successfully removed milia, you should include exfoliation or facial peels as part of your normal skin-care routine. Milia may return due to a natural tendency of pores blocking themselves at the surface of the skin. Milia may also be prevalent on your skin due to inherited skin traits. Your personal attention to skin care will make a difference in how your skin sloughs off dead tissues.


If you have been a sufferer of milia for an extended period of time or suffer from a large number of them, you should consult a dermatologist for removal before attempting to do so yourself. Once they have been removed, you may include an exfoliation product or facial peel as part of your skin care routine. Of course, you should ask your dermatologist which product best suits your skin care.


You should never attempt to surgically remove milia yourself, especially if located around the eye. As always, you should test a small area of skin with a new skin-care product to determine skin reaction. If the condition persists after utilizing exfoliation or facial peels, consult a dermatologist.

Milia is a common skin condition affecting both genders