Milia Removal

Milia Removal (15 min) - £40.00

Milia is a small, hard, round white nodules slightly raised above skin level. They are called Milia plural or Milium singular and most people will experience at least one in their lifetime. Many people experience extensive milia as an ongoing condition and others experience them as an occasional minor skin complaint which occasionally seems to appear.

They lie very superficially under the surface of the skin and are tiny white lipid-epithelium plugs - a keratin filled small cyst which is usually seen around the eyes, including the eyelid and between the eyelashes, nose and upper cheeks. Milia can also be confused with stubborn whiteheads but they are much harder in texture due to Keratin, a protein found in hair and nails.

Milia can appear on people of all ages, of any nationality and ethnicity, and of any gender. They are formed when keratin is trapped beneath the outer layer of the skin, forming a tiny cyst. They often develop when the ducts leading to the skin surface are clogged up, such as after an injury, burning or blockage by too rich creams and products thus preventing the skin 'breathing' as normal.

Electrolysis milia removal is where a tiny electrolysis needle (about the size of an eyelash) is inserted and the current is applied. This procedure is repeated over the whole surface area of the Milia for successful Milia treatment. When correctly performed a 'popping' sensation is often experienced as the needle pierces the keratinised centre of the Milia. 1 - 2 days later a tiny crust may form which must not be removed but left to drop off. For completely successful Milia removal large Milia may require a 2nd treatment 3-4 weeks later but usually nothing visible happens other than the blemish disappears, by being absorbed into the skin over the next few days.

Electrolysis Milia removal is quick, easy and desiccating the contents of the milia using electrolysis is by far a more effective, gentle and safe method allowing them to be absorbed into the body with no extraction.