Do you cover your face with heavy makeup to hide your milia or milk spots? Or, do you have tiny scars where you have tried to squeeze the life out of those pesky white bumps? CoLaz can help you get rid of these permanently.
While it isn't painful or even a health concern, milia can definitely be an irritation. It can make you feel self-conscious or uncomfortable, especially when it appears on your eyelids, your cheekbones, or across your nose. This is why milia removal helps restore your confidence, making you feel much better about yourself.
Some people are genetically prone to developing milia spots but they are most often caused by the use of skin care products and cosmetics that contain heavy oils, particularly mineral oil or lanolin.
Unless you professionally remove these spots from the face, there is no chance that they may go away. The condition affects people at every age, from infants to adulthood, and even though they're not harmful, they can seriously scar an otherwise flawless complexion.
Many people opt to remove milia by professional exfoliation or microdermabrasion because it's an easy and affordable solution to their problem.
Read on to see how CoLaz laser treatments can help you look and feel better today.
As many as 50 percent of babies born in the UK are affected with milia due to having underdeveloped sebaceous glands. These are the glands that produce oil to lubricate the skin, and adults get milia when oil gets clogged under their skin and it can't be washed away.
Milia removal at home can be difficult to accomplish because the blemishes are ever so deeply rooted. But the great news is that there is a solution within your reach.
Even though your doctor may tell you not to be concerned, we understand that you want to find a way to get rid of these unsightly milia spots. So don't worry, we can help you regain your smooth, blemish-free skin.
Electrolysis for Permanent Milia Removal
Advanced electrolysis is one of the most effective treatments available for permanent milia removal. The procedure is not painful and feels like pin pricks.
We simply use a fine probe to send a current into the milia. This current breaks down the fatty tissue (or keratin buildup) so that it can be reabsorbed into the skin. This treatment is virtually painless and requires no cutting or invasive procedures.
In this procedure, a sterile lancet (lancing tool) or milia removal needle is used to pierce or open up the bumps. When a little pressure is applied using a comedone extractor or tweezers, the milia can easily be removed.
While treated milia will not return, new spots can still form. So, even after treatments, it is important to use preventative measures to ensure that your milia does not reappear.
Professional Grade Chemical Peels and Microdermabrasion
We also offer a glycolic acid peel that is fairly mild and will help exfoliate the skin while also removing built up dirt and oils. Similarly, our microdermabrasion facial buffs away the top layer of skin, which may encourage some milia cysts to pop out.
Microdermabrasion uses a special tool that gently sloughs off the offending layer of skin, releasing the clogged oil, causing cell turnover and creating new, flawless skin. Once you have made the effort to remove milia from your skin, you'll want to prevent them from showing up again with great non-comedogenic (or oil-free) cleansers and moisturisers.
Laser Therapy to Get Rid of Milia
We recommend laser therapy if your milia have not responded to other methods of removal, including electrolysis. We will apply a local anesthesia to the area, and then we use a probe to send an intense beam of focused light into the milia. They are thus destroyed by breaking down the fatty tissue so that it can be reabsorbed into the skin.
Sometimes genetics give us undesirable skin traits, but there's always something you can do about it. Our clinicians can work wonders, and when you combine these procedures with a proper, healthy skin care regime, you will be able to banish milia forever.
With simple cleaning habits and proactive removal efforts, you don't have to be embarrassed about white bumps all over your skin anymore.
You can help prevent this skin condition by exfoliating regularly. You can help your skin slough away old cells by using a gentle exfoliating product 2-3 times a week. Take caution that the lotion or wash you use is not too harsh, and be extra careful around your eyes.
If you have sensitive skin or are concerned about chemical reactions, you can make your own exfoliating scrub using olive oil, brown sugar, and/or oatmeal.
Some people find applying a hot compress to the face first will soften the skin and make the treatment more effective. Regular exfoliation will help remove the top layer of skin and may cause some of the cysts to fall out on their own.
However, deeper-rooted cysts will require more intensive treatment. Overall, exfoliation may help treat some milia, but many people find that it is much more effective as a preventive measure.
Change Skin Care Products
One of the main causes of this skin condition is the use of beauty products that contain unhealthy oils such as mineral oil or lanolin. Thick, oily products will not allow the skin to breath or naturally exfoliate, and will increase the possibility of dead cells becoming stuck.
Some people have found that simply making the switch to oil free skin care formulas and exfoliating regularly has helped their milia disappear; however, it is most effective as a preemptive treatment only. After all, if you stop using the make-up that is causing your milia, then you shouldn't have any problems with the condition recurring.
For more severe conditions, it is best to take professional help.
Feel free to book a free consultation or treatment today at any of CoLaz's four locations in London, Southall, Slough, and Hounslow. Our experienced staff would be happy to meet you and discuss the best solutions for your milia removal.