Milia Treatment

Many people – even those who had great skin as teenagers – end up with small white bumps, known as milia, commonly on their cheeks. Milia are small, white cysts on your skin. Filled with keratin, these cysts occur when old, dead skin is trapped under the surface. They don’t look unsightly or as big as pimples, but they are there, and you may affect your confidence.

What Milia Look Like

Have you ever seen a baby with small bumps on his or her cheeks? That’s milia. But it also occurs in adults. Milia are typically hard, white bumps of up to 2 millimeters in size. Common on the cheeks, and around the nose and eyes, as well as on other areas of the body.

There’s no real reason why milia appear, but you can keep them away using proper skin care and regular peels. Sometimes, milia disappear after a few weeks, however, it usually requires professional intervention.

Why Am I Getting Milia?

In adults and teenagers, milia are normally associated with skin damage, including blistering, burns, sun damage and steroid creams.

There are different types of milia, and most often, they cause no pain or discomfort. However, it can become red and irritated.

Professional Milia Treatment and Removal Services

If you try to squeeze milia, you may break the capillaries in your skin. The only effective milia removal method is to lance the top of the skin, and squeeze it out. However, human fingers are too big to be effective at it while protecting your skin at the same time.

Special Aesthetic Tools Used for Milia Removal

At Bradford Skin Clinic and Med Spa, we use specialized aesthetic tools to lance the milia and remove the hard bump without causing long-term scarring. These are some of the methods that can be employed:

Laser Ablation –  Using a small, focused laser to destroy the cyst.

Diathermy – A treatment involves using heat to eliminate the cysts.

Destruction Curettage – A surgical scraping procedure and cauterization that destroys cysts.

Cryotherapy – Freezing is the most frequent method for destroying milia.

Retinoids -Topical retinoid cream can help clear up the milia, depending on where it is on your skin.

Peels – Dermabrasion or chemical peels can help for persistent milia.

In many cases, milia are small and not particularly noticeable, so many clients often usually leave it alone. However, it is a good idea to speak to a therapist if you’d like to get rid of it. Speak to Bradford Skin Clinic & Med Spa today about how we can help you.

We offer you a FREE consultation that provides details and advice on our services and the different options you can explore and cover.

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Billie Delaney
Billie Delaney
5 out of 5 stars
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Ladies are wonderful. Nurse Alex is great. Very good, explains what she is doing and what to expect. If you have any skin issues, contact...
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Ashley was so wonderful & great in every sense. She's very warm, friendly, approachable and professional. Also very knowledgeable, she provided me with all the...
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Booked with Shannon for lip filler. It was my first time and she made me feel super comfortable and was very informative! Everything was super...
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I had a lovely experience at Bradford Skin Clinic & Med Spa. Alex is very welcoming, knowledgeable and professional. She made sure to explain the...
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Hadas Menashe
Hadas Menashe
2020-09-18
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I started going to Bradford Skin Clinic because of Alex my injecting nurse. She started there recently (but has many years of experience). It’s a beautiful and clean place with professional service. If it’s Botox or filler for my lips, Alex was always gentle and patient. I love that she is 💯% honest with me and will always stop me from making bad decisions in regards to my face! LoL!
Elisabeth Isakov
Elisabeth Isakov
2020-09-17
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I started seeing Alex and I am amazed at the results I have seen already. The services and products Alex has recommended for me have changed my skin so much in the past few months. I am so thankful to have found such a knowledgeable professional!
Ilona Petrenko
Ilona Petrenko
2020-09-17
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I have been getting my Botox injection with Alex for the last two years, I initially met her in her Vaughan clinic and yesterday had the pleasure of visiting her location in Bradford, the place is so lovely clean modern and professional and the staff there is amazing :)
Kristine Viegas
Kristine Viegas
2020-04-26
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Friendly staff and amazing customer service. Ordered my at home facial, delivered to my house so quickly with great results.
Natalie Hartley
Natalie Hartley
2020-03-15
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Just had my very first ever micro-needling experience and in 24 hours utterly FANTASTIC results which will get even better over the next few weeks. Love that Jess talked me through the entire experience prior, loved that she focused in on the need areas and was diligent about her technique and maximizing the needles depth and range where appropriate. A day later my skin is smoother, pores already diminishing, fine line disappearing. I loved this treatment and highly recommend!
Christopher Stark
Christopher Stark
2020-01-07
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This is an amazing clinic! From their social media presence to their informative website. This is the exact kind of business we offer great prices & coverage's too because they are so professional.
Cathy Hamilton
Cathy Hamilton
2019-01-30
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Awesome staff! And my skin is so much better after just a couple sessions!
Margaret Joyce Crognale
Margaret Joyce Crognale
2018-12-07
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I got my first ever peel 3 weeks ago and started using a cleanser and moisturizer that Mia recommended to me. Within a couple of days I noticed a big difference in the way my skin looked and felt. I also HAD a lot of facial veins that I was very embarrassed by. Mia suggested a photo rejuvenation for broken capillaries and we scheduled it for the following week. I went in with a feeling like oh well let see what this can do as I had been living with this for so long I wasn’t sure anything would help. 20 minutes later about 80% was gone and within about 3 days another 10% was gone with 1 treatment! That was a week ago yesterday. I went to the open house yesterday with no make up on so I could show Mia, Ashley and Jessica what they did for me. I am so thankful and grateful. I will definitely be back soon for another treatment and continued maintenance. The clinic is beautifully decorated and spotless clean. The owner and staff are amazing women and so welcoming. I highly recommend Bradford Skin Clinic.
Sheri McGrath
Sheri McGrath
2018-11-26
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Very knowledgeable with many years experience.
Allana Cosby
Allana Cosby
2018-11-18
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Great service and products!