What is it and what is the cause?
Milia are small white or yellowish raised bumps or spots on the skin normally found around the eye area and cheeks, but can appear anywhere on the face or body. It is very common to have several milia appear in clusters. Unlike a pimple or spot, Milia feel quite hard, almost like a small piece of glass under the skin, and do not have any redness or inflammation as you might expect with white heads or acne related spots.
Milia form where there has been a build-up of a protein called keratin under the skin, a harmless substance which is a component of our skin, hair and nails. Some people are more prone to them than others and if you are then a good skin care routine incorporating a scrub can help keep them at bay.
Needle extraction is the most common way to remove them but some prescription strength creams can also help. Costs £20 upwards. Consultations are free of charge.