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Milia occur when keratin becomes trapped beneath the surface of the skin. Keratin is a strong protein that’s typically found in skin tissues, hair, and nail cells. Milia can occur in people of all ethnicities or ages. Sometimes milia are confused for whiteheads or pimples, but they are not spots. The difference between milia and pimples is that milia are formed from protein trapped beneath the skin’s surface while acne spots are caused by debris, dirt and grime clogging the pores
What are the symptoms?
A Milium cyst is a small, white bump 1-2mm in size that typically appears on the nose and cheeks. These cysts are often found in groups. Multiple cysts are called milia. Milia are small, dome-shaped bumps that are usually white or yellow. They’re usually not itchy or painful. However, they may cause discomfort for some people. Rough sheets or clothing may cause milia to appear irritated and red. Milia are typically found on the face, lips, eyelids, and cheeks. However, they can be found on other parts of the body as well, such as the torso or genitalia.
Who it can affect?
Mila often affect babies, and it’s thought that up to 50% of newborns will develop milia. In older children and adults, milia are typically associated with some type of damage to the skin.
There are several different types of milia and the cause of them is not always known. Some reasons for adult Milia may include: Blistering due to a skin condition, burns, long term use of steroid cream, skin resurfacing treatments such as dermabrasion or laser resurfacing and long term sun damage. Milia can also develop if the skin loses its natural ability to exfoliate. This can happen as a result of aging.
Milia removal should only be done by a professional. Attempting to squeeze or remove them yourself could cause damage or further trauma to the skin. An aesthetician will use a fine needle or comedone extracting tool to release the contents below the skin’s surface. The treatment is very quick and is very similar to removing a spot or pimple
Our treatments improve pore size by addressing the causes such as eliminating dead skin cells, debris and bacteria, regulating oil production and repairing the skin’s barrier function
The Aquapure Facial is an advanced form of microdermabrasion which restores skin health and facial beauty. It is a microdermabrasion procedure which combines four treatments into one facial system to provide optimal skin rejuvenation with proven results. Each treatment is delivered through its individual handset. Your practitioner may include a Milia removal or extraction if appropriate.
Aquapeel: Exfoliates and removes impurities and nourishes the skin to leave you feeling fresh and hydrated.
Conducts stable electric currents to assist in the trans-dermal delivery of nutrients into the skin.
Stimulates blood circulation with a lifting and tightening effect that also promotes elastin and collagen regeneration.
Cooling energy is used to reduce fine lines and wrinkles while helping to enhance skin repair. The heating energy firms and tones the skin.
The AQUAPURE treatment is designed for patients of all skin types and tones; even individuals with sensitive skin. Treatments serve to restore overall healthy and bright facial complexions. The multi-functionality of the AQUAPURE allows for treatments that can be customized to address the specific dermatological needs of every patient.
Approximately 45 minutes.
After a single treatment with the AQUAPURE, patients may notice immediate changes to their skin and see a reversing trend from damaged or wrinkled skin. It is recommended that the patient receive multiple sessions on a consistent basis to manage a healthier lifestyle regimen for healthier skin.
When the milia are widespread, other forms of treatment may be necessary. The practitioner will use chemical compounds or acids that will aid in both the prevention and treatment of milia.The custom skin peel will exfoliate the skin to prevent dead skin build-up. Skin peels can also encourage cell renewal to bring the dead skin cells to the surface faster, and purge the milia.
The treatment begins with a consultation where your practitioner will assess your skin to decipher your skin conditions and the best course of treatment.
Certain peels like Cosmelan may require skin preparation with the use of at-home products in the lead up to your appointment. Your practitioner will prescribe a list of recommended products that will be suitable for you or provide you with the appropriate preparation kit.
If we’re treating you with a Cosmelan peel, we’ll require you to use a prepping de-pigmentation kit before your initial treatment to prepare your skin for the peel.
During your treatment, your practitioner will double cleanse and prepare the skin by applying a barrier cream around sensitive areas and remove all sebum to aid penetration of the acids.
Following this, we will apply the peel of choice and leave it on for a few minutes before neutralising or removing the peel. A neutraliser will prevent the acid from working on the skin, whereas a removal wipe will leave the acid active on the skin to continue improving the complexion following treatment.
- Acne scars
- Pigmentation and sun-spots
- Moderate wrinkles or fine lines
- Large or open pores
- Crepey skin
The duration of the treatment will depend on your custom needs. Some peels may be left on for longer, depending on your needs and tolerance to treatment. Typically, it’ll take around 30 minutes.
Chemical skin peels vary in strength and substance and are either superficial, medium or deep depending on your skin concerns and skin type.
The acids and other active compounds react with the skin and dissolve the outermost layers of the skin to reveal a fresher, clearer and brighter complexion. Chemical skin peels also promote collagen and elastin growth that will encourage healthier skin.