What is milia?

Milia forms when keratin becomes trapped in the outer layer of the skin. It usually affects the face in areas around the nose, cheeks and the eyelids.

There is two types of millia, primary and secondary.

Primary milia is most common in newborns however treatment is not necessary as it disappears on its own in few weeks.

Secondary type of milia affects older children and adults and is result of something that clogs the skis. It can also occur as a result of skin injury - chronic sun damage, long-term use of steroid creams, burns or blistering skin conditions.

Milia is trapped under the skin therefore squeezing is an ineffective way of removing it. Instead, during a deep cleanse treatment, a sterile micro needle is used to pierce the skin and remove milia. You can find out more about deep cleanse here.