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What is Milia?

Almost everyone has already made the acquaintance with Milie. 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.

Reference: mycare.de

Collected by: Dr. Sara Bakhshaei

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