What are milia?


Milia are small white or yellowish raised bumps or cycsts that occur when the protein keratin becomes trapped under the skin. They can appear anywhere on the surface of the skin and are very common in babies where they are known as milk spots.

Although they are harmless, they are often found on the face, particularly the nose and cheeks, and can appear in small clusters.

Because milia are not spots, they they do not tend to be inflamed or painful although they can sometimes become irritated or feel as if tiny pieces of grit are trapped under the skin.

They are not contagious and although they are harmless and eventually go away by themselves, people may prefer to have them removed through Cryopen cryotherapy which is a quick, highly effective, and safe procedure which uses extreme cold to freeze and remove the milia.



Treatments for Milia at The Cheshire Aesthetic Clinic

Cryopen Cryotherapy

Excellent for skin tags, age spots, sun damage, warts, skin lesions and pigmentation, milia, cherry angioma, and viral verrucae.

CryoPen™ treatment is an easy, localised treatment for the removal of benign skin conditions such as warts, liver and sunspots, skin tags, milia, and cherry angioma.