Milia – White spots

Often we see these white spots on the face, that we think are acne. No matter how much we squeeze it does not come out. This is because they are not small white pimples. Instead are Milia’s, that appear on the areas of the face, like the cheeks, under the eyes and other areas. Milia are keratin filled cyst that get trapped with dead skin cells. Therefore, giving the white filled pimple sacs appearance.

What causes Milia ?

facialThere are many factors that causes Milia. For instance, when there is a build up of dead skin cells. Since the skin cells becomes trapped in the pores becoming a small cyst. Therefore, this form is known as Primary Milia.

Whereas, Secondary Milia is caused by the sweat duct getting clogged. This is caused by skin trauma or infections and by use of oily skin products. Other factors that contribute to Milia is lack of sleep, smoking, poor hygiene and use of excessive oily skin products. Therefore, resulting in Milia on the skin. 

What treatments can we do to remove the Milia?

  • Incision to the site of the Milia with a lancet tool, carried out by an experience skincare professional.

How can we prevent Milia?

  • Deep cleaning, we should ensure that all make up, SPF is removed before going to bed. This removes all the pollutants and impurities from the skin.
  • Exfoliation helps to reduce chances of Milias. As regular chemical peels or use of retinol aids in cell turnover. Thus, preventing dead skin cell from being trapped and forming a cyst. 
  • Remove any Milia by a skincare specialist. This is a completely safe procedure, that’s has no side effects or down time. This service is easily available at Saints European. 


To to find out more about Milia removal, please call our friendly team today on (828) 586-6172!

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