Milia are asymptomatic, small, sub-epidermal, keratinous cysts found in individuals of all ages, most often on the face. They will look like small white spots under the skin and are very common around the eye area. It is hard to say exactly what causes these to occur but it is thought that certain skin creams of a very rich nature do not help the condition of milia and should certainly be avoided.
Hyaluronic Acid Eye Serums
Hyaluronic acid does not contain acid or any oil. It works by holding water in the skin and will therefore not cause deposits of milia to re-occur. It is an amino acid which is a protein and since it occurs naturally in the skin anyway, it is high beneficial for those who are prone to milia.
Rich Skin Creams
It is important to use an eye serum and not a heavy oil based face cream on the eye area. Such face creams are ones containing lanolin, paraffin or petroleum which are surprisingly common ingredients in many skin products and creams today. Many organic products contain natural oil essences which can also become deposited here and are not recommended for those prone to milia. Be cautious when applying oily make up and SPFs.
The best approach is choose a specialised plant based hyaluronic acid eye skin serum for the eye area.
Never attempt to remove milia yourself as it will push the deposit deeper into the dermis and make it worse. It may also cause scarring and infections.
Diathermy for Milia Removal
Diathermy for milia removal is a highly effective and relatively inexpensive treatment that effective perforates the sac of keratin and causes the milia deposit to dry out. Results are excellent and quick. The skin will look red for 48 - 72 hours and some dry skin may occur. Flaking is possible for up to 1 week.
Treatment Protocol For Milia
1 - 3 Treatments of Diathermy depending on the size of area to be treated.