Milia are commonly found on the skin of people of all ages. They are formed when keratin (a substance produced by the skin) becomes entrapped beneath the outer layer of the skin, forming a tiny cyst. An individual milium (the singular of milia) is formed at the base of a hair follicle or sweat gland.

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Milia can be categorized as either primary or secondary. Primary milia are formed directly from entrapped keratin and are usually found on the faces of infants and adults. Secondary milia are also tiny cysts and look similar, but these develop after something clogs the ducts leading to the skin surface, such as after an injury, burn, or blistering of the skin. Sometimes they are provoked by something as simple as using a heavy skin cream, They are also common in adults who have previously suffered from acne.
Milia can occur in people of all ages, of any ethnicity, and of either sex. Milia are so common in newborn babies (occurring in up to 50% of them) that they are considered normal.

Milia appear as 1–2 mm white-to-yellow, dome-shaped bumps that are not painful or itchy.

The most common locations for primary milia include:

  •     Around the eyes, cheeks, nose, and forehead in adults and infants


The most common locations for secondary milia include:

  •     Anywhere on the body where another skin condition exists.
  •     On the faces of people who have had a lot of damage from sun exposure

In Beauty Center Mojacar we prefer to safely remove Milia in adults by the established method of Advanced Electrolysis. This is quick safe and efficient in the removal of milia ( and is also used in the treatment of Red Veins, Verrucas, Skin Tags, Seborrhoeic Warts etc) in our centre. Within days the milia disappears and the treatment leaves no marks whatsoever. Safe, Effective Advanced Skin Treatments in our centre, Beauty Centre Mojacar.

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