What is Milia Removal?
MILIA are small white or yellowish raised cysts, bumps or spots that appear on the face and body. They are most commonly found around the eye area and cheeks, but they can appear anywhere on the face or body. Unlike a pimple or spot, milia feel quite hard, almost like a small piece of grit under the skin, and do not have any redness or inflammation as you might expect with acne or whiteheads. They can also appear in clusters.
What causes milia?
They are caused by the build-up of keratin (a naturally occurring protein) beneath the surface of the skin. They are not harmful or contagious but they can look unsightly and removal is often the only way to get rid of them.
We can remove milia in several ways. The most successful way we find to remove milia is by using our Thermavein treatment which uses a small heated needle that delivers a current straight into the milia and then this is extracted out.
We also offer treatments such as enzymatic peels to soften the milia and then extraction. Several sessions are required.
Your consultation will be with our Nurse who has a special interest in Dermatology and has a PGd in Clinical Dermatology. Our Nurse will properly diagnose the Milia and advise the best treatment method.
Straight after your treatment there may be redness, swelling and inflammation. You may also have some post inflammatory pigmentation from the extractions which are temporary. Some people also have some slight redness for several days post procedure. If the milia is close to the eye are and we use Thermavein selling may occur.
Costs using Thermavein
Consultation Nurse £40
1 x single milia removal £39
2-4 milia removal £69
5-8 milia removal £99
9-15 milia £175
Costs using skin peels
1 treatment ENZYMATIC facial and removal £85. Several required.