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Best Treatment For Milia
Milia: Milia are small cysts that occur in the skin and other then having them removed, the over other thing that might work would be a cream like retin-a. ...Read more
Hello dr., I am suffering from milia, there are small tumors around my eyes. I had consulted many doctors. They did laser treatment. But no use.
Can I use retin-a all over my face or just as a spot treatment? I have oily acne prone skin and my face full of milia
Laser not first: Milia typically resolve spontaneously with gentle skin care. In adults, milia can typically be treated with extractions or with a device called a hyfrecator. Please see a specialist who can discuss your options with you. ...Read more
I've recently developed a small white bump/cyst (looks like millia or whitehead) on the caruncle of my left eye. What is it's cause and treatment options? Will this eventually resolve?
See your Eyedoc: The lacrimal carbuncle is frequently the site of inclusion cysts, sometimes with calcified concretions. This can make the carbuncle swell up to many times it's normal size. These respond quite nicely to removal in your ophthalmologist's office. Make an appointment, you will feel much better when it is gone. ...Read more
What to do if I have looked online but I can't tell if they are syringomas or milia. How can I tell?
Skin bumps: Syringomas. And milia can indeed appear very similar. Syringomas arise deeper in the skin but can become quite superficial. You really should consult with an expert in order to determine what type of problem you have and therefore what the best treatment for might be. Milia are easier to treat than are syringomas ...Read more
Had milias, that I got removed. Now I've 7-8 small pink bumps on exposed part of forearms for last 15 days. Don't luk like mosquito bite. Any worries?
Only if: If areas get red and tender go back and see your doctor. ...Read more
Dermatologist: Try using gentle exfoliation products. Avoid harsh skin-care products. Sometimes they go away on their own. A dermatologist can remove them using a scalpel or curette, but this is time-consuming and expensive. Milia are not harmful, but they are a cosmetic nuisance. ...Read more
Can't always prevent: Milia occur when a substance from the skin, known as keratin, gets trapped under the outermost layer of skin, forming a cyst. Milia can also occur when other debris or damage clogs the pores in the skin. Good hygiene will generally prevent these secondary milia, but they can still occur normally, or after injury to the skin. The good news is that milia are harmless, and will eventually go away. ...Read more
Milia: Are tiny white bumps that occur when keratin becomes trapped below the skin's surface. Most go away on their own and in most cases, no treatment is recommended. Attempts to treat milia outside of a dermatologist's office can result in infection and scarring. Some people have had success by using saunas or steam baths. ...Read more
Newborn or adult?: If in a newborn, leave it alone and it will resolve itself within a few weeks of life. Milia on the eyelids are caused by the plugging of hair follicles by keratin. Puncture of the lesions with a pin may resolve the issue. You may not want to try it at home and have your doctor do it instead. ...Read more
Piercing each milium with a sterile lancet or scalpel followed by removal of the cyst material with a tool called a comedone extractor.
Topical retinoid cream such as tretinoin, tazarotene, or adapalene.
A series of acid peels or microdermabrasion procedures at the dermatologist's office. ...Read more