Milia is the proper name for the tiny white spots often found on the skin of newborn babies – commonly referred to as “milk spots”. As these are so frequently associated with babies, they often go undiagnosed in adults and are sometimes mistaken for whiteheads – an error which can be costly, as squeezing them can lead to infection and worse.
What are milia?
Milia are small, raised white spots on the skin, often found around the eyes. Although they might look like whiteheads, they are actually small cysts and are filled with a protein called keratin. It is unclear exactly why milia occur in adults, and for many people they do not pose a problem.
For some people, however, milia can provide a bar to a truly flawless complexion. It is these people who come to Dr Joney De Souza Aesthetic Clinic in Mayfair for milia removal.
How can milia be treated?
Here at Dr Joney De Souza Aesthetic Clinic in Mayfair, we use a procedure called short-wave diathermy to remove milia.
Diathermy is a procedure where a very fine needle is inserted into the skin. A very high frequency current is then passed through this needle, which heats up the milia, causing it to eventually disappear.
How long does it take?
The procedure itself takes around 30 minutes, but it can take a few days for the result to become visible. Initially, the treatment site will be slightly red, but this should fade over the first couple of days after the treatment, and then a few days after that the milia should disappear.
Short-wave diathermy can also be used to treat facial thread veins and skin tags. For more information, please call Dr Joney De Souza Aesthetic Clinic and arrange a consultation for milia removal in Mayfair.