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What is Milia?

What is Milia?

Almost everyone has already made the acquaintance with Mile. The small, whitish or yellowish nodules of the skin are usually on the face.


But what are milia exactly? And how will I get rid of her?

Milia are small cysts under the skin that usually occur on the face. The cysts are form at the sebaceous gland exits.


Everyone can get milieus – but especially often young women are affected. Babies and the elderly also tend to form milieus.

Admittedly, the white nodules are not beautiful, especially on the face.

But they are completely harmless and sometimes disappear again after treatment without treatment.


Even if there is no medical reason, many sufferers want to get rid of the annoying cysts quickly.

How to Get Rid of Milia?

Dermatologists and beauticians offer a professional removal of the Milia.

Since Milia is not a disease, the health insurances consider that their removal is a cosmetic procedure – and therefore do not cover any costs.


Nevertheless, it may be useful to ask a dermatologist or beautician to remove the Milia.

Especially in the sensitive eye area, it is important to have the removal performed by a specialist.

In the classical method:

The cyst is scratched with a lancet or sharp cannula and the contents are removed. The tiny cut usually heals quickly.

In a laser treatment, the light of the erbium laser is directed to the Milia. By removing the uppermost skin layer, the cyst disappears.


What can I do myself against Milia?

Under no circumstances should you cut yourself into the cysts or pierce them. Ugly scars and infections can be the result.

If you are prone to being more affected than others, you should avoid oily make-up and creams that clog pores and promote cyst formation.


A twice-daily skin cleansing and regular peels sometimes prevent the formation of new Milia.


Collected by: Dr. Sara Bakhshaei

About Sara Bakhshaei

Dr Sara Bakhshaei ParsiTeb Company Researcher
Dr Sara Bakhshaei is a PhD. graduate Agroecologist from the Ferdowsi University of Mashhad. She has done researches in some agricultural and health fields such as Plant Ecology, Agroecology, Data Analysis, Crop production, LCA and Pharmaceutical effects of medicinal plants. She completed her researches as an Internship period in IFF institute(Institute of Social Ecology) in Vienna, Austria. Since 2016 she works as a senior researcher at Parsiteb herbal pharmaceutical company. She has 8 years of work experience as a university lecturer in Iran and published more than 100 articles in her research fields. Now she continues her study in the field of Phytomedicine at the Boku University of Vienna.

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