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
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.