Can Microdermabrasion Remove Milia?

Milia are benign tiny white bumps that can appear on the skin. Can Microdermabrasion remove milia? Let’s find out!

Milia are benign tiny white bumps that can appear on the skin. They are sometimes called milk spots or oil seeds. Although they sound like white heads, the difference on the skin is clear. They are extremely common in newborn babies – around half of babies are born with them.  They can appear at any stage of life and are often seen in families.  Often, the question that arises is can Microdermabrasion remove milia. Let’s find out!


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Can Microdermabrasion Remove Milia?

Though milia are harmless and will eventually go away, they can be a source of insecurity for some. The good news is the answer to can Microdermabrasion remove milia is yes! MD can treat these little bumps and get rid of them for good.

What Causes Milia?

Milia are tiny keratin-filled cysts that form when the keratin becomes trapped under the skin, instead of shedding. Keratin is a hard skin protein that forms our hair and nails. They often form in clumps, particularly on the face or near the eyes – though sometimes a single cyst (a milium) may appear. Most milia lie deep in the epidermis.

Trauma & Products

Milia can also occur after trauma to the skin, with long term use of steroid creams, or as an autoimmune response. Certain other creams can also cause milia – especially occlusive moisturisers. These create a physical barrier on top of the skin to keep skin moist and hydrated – but the ingredients tend to be greasy and heavy. Vaseline is an example of an occlusive moisturiser.

Microdermabrasion for Milia

A course of SkinBase Microdermabrasion treatments can clear this unsightly blemish up once and for all. The gentle exfoliation removes milia from the skin, by bringing the build-up to the surface. It will act as a preventative treatment for future milia development. Use light moisturiser and SPF to stop further recurrence. It is best to avoid trying to squeeze these little bumps out yourself because of the risk of scarring. Squeezing causes trauma and inflammation. Stick with microdermabrasion for milia, and you can achieve glowing, blemish free skin.

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