No. of treatments
clear & blemish free skin
£90 per session
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Why consider Milia Removal?
- A cluster of Milia on the face can make you feel self conscious.
- Having small white or yellowish bumps can look unsightly.
- Although harmless, they don’t tend to go away unless treated.
- You cannot remove them yourself at home, as they are under the surface of the skin.
- This common annoying problem can be removed in one simple treatment.
- Our safe non-invasive treatment is considered the most effective treatment to remove Milia without any scarring.
Results from Milia Removal
- After healing, your Milia will be completely flat and undetectable.
- Leaves the skin looking clearer, healthier and blemish free.
- The result is permanent, the same treated Milia will not return.
How our treatment works?
- We use Advanced Electrolysis to remove Milia. This is the most effective method to remove the milia safely and quickly.
- The treatment is performed using a sterile needle with an electric current to cauterise the Milia.
- The Milia is first de-roofed, and then the contents of Milia, whether it lumps of protein or debris, is extracted.
- Once extracted, the skins healing process starts.
- This procedure can be used for Milia of any size and on any skin type.
Why choose us?
- If you have tried standard methods to remove Milia without success, Our treatment will give instant results.
- Our therapists have undergone specialist advanced training to perform Milia Removal.
- Quick and easy procedure
- Virtually pain-free
- Low-risk procedure
- Accurate treatment
- Treatments take place in a safe, sterilised clinic setting.
- Most of our clients are referred to by Friends & Family.
- We offer the most competitive prices without compromising on quality.
- 3 Sessions £225
- The Advanced Electrolysis involves applying a sterilised needle with an electrical current inserted into the centre of the Milia to break the surface.
- The contents of the Milia is then removed using sterile equipment or simply squeezing it out.
- Once extracted the Milia is completely flat and the skin healing process begins.
- Anyone who suffers from Milia whether it’s just a single one or many, regardless of size.
The following are contraindications and treatment can therefore not be carried out:
- Hepatitis B (highly infectious, virus not easily destroyed)
- Blood disorders (Haemophilia)
- Heart conditions, especially when taking blood thinners such as warfarin.
- High blood pressure (can only treat when controlled or lowered)
- Skin diseases and allergies (fungus infections, broken skin, active eczema or psoriasis)
- Diabetic (skin is slower to heal)
- Very sensitive skin (sun burn)
- Anti-coagulant drugs
- Pregnancy (some disorders arise during pregnancy but can disappear after birth)
- Keloid scarring (after injury there may be overgrowth of skin. Further keloids may develop after treatment).
- Epilepsy (an epileptic fit could be brought on
- General ill health (this can affect skin healing time)
- At your Free Consultation our practitioner will assess your Milia and check your suitability for the treatment.
- Depending on the size of Milia, and area to be covered they will recommend you the cost and number of sessions required.
- First the area is cleansed with alcohol to disinfect the skin and remove any local anaesthetic cream.
- Products are applied to the skin to soften The Milia.
- The electrical current is set to match the size of Milia and ensure it does not cause damage to the skin.
- The probe of the needle with electrical current is applied to the centre of the Milia to de-roof the top and create an opening.
- The contents of the Milia are then removed with a sterile needle or simple squeezing it out carefully to avoid injury to the skin.
- Each Milia is cauterised in the same way until the whole area has been treated.
- Witch Hazel and a special ointment are applied to the skin to aid healing and avoid any infection to the area.
- You will be given a post treatment aftercare sheet to follow.
- There will be a mild sensation similar to a stinging nettle on the skin when the Milia is cauterised.
- There will be a feeling of pressure when the contents of the Milia is squeezed out.
- There might be residual stinging for a few minutes after treatment.
- To alleviate any discomfort we use a local anaesthetic before the treatment so the treatment should be pain-free or very minimal pain in most cases.
- Most of our clients tolerate the treatment very well.
- A single session is sufficient in most cases to remove Milia.
- Our prices are based on a 20 minute session so a single or multiple Milia can be removed in one sitting.
- If another treatment is required we recommend session intervals to be two weeks to ensure that the areas treated have healed well.
- You will be given an approximate number of sessions required at your Consultation.
- The area will look like mosquito bites after treatment, the skin will have been irritated due to contents of Milia being squeezed out.
- There will also be redness which will take a few days to completely reside.
- Although unlikely there is a possibility that scabs may form in the treated area, this will heal completely in 10 days.
- Although unlikely there is a risk of minimal scarring, this will resolve within time.
- You will be advised to use certain after care products to aid quicker skin healing.
- Please not that you can use mineral makeup or Blemish Balm to conceal the skin whilst healing.
- The aftercare procedure will be discussed at your consultation. Following the aftercare advice is crucial to avoid damage to the area and allow the skin to heal without complications.
- The healing process starts immediately, but the time of complete healing varies. Normally takes a minimum 10-14 days for complete healing of the skin.
- On completion of the treatment, the area should be kept cool, a cold compress can be applied. Witch hazel should be applied to avoid infection. The areas should be left alone to ensure the natural healing of the skin. If the area feels dry or tender some cortisone cream can be applied.
- You will be given an after care advice sheet to take home with you after completion of your treatment.
What are Milia?
- Benign Keratin-filled cysts, they are also known as Milk spots.
- They are hard to the touch and most commonly found on the face, eyes, cheeks and nose area.
- They lie just under the top layer of skin and look like small white or yellowish bumps.
- The white/yellow mineral in the Milia is made up of cells from protein and dead skin layers called the stratum corneum.
- Milia can occur in people of all ages, ethnicity or sex.
- Milia can affect 40-50% of newborn babies. It normally appears a couple of weeks after birth because the oil gland on the baby’s face are still developing. In the case of newborn babies the Milia will clear up on its own within a few months without need of any treatment.
- They are not spots.
- They have nothing to do with your pores.
- They are harmless and not cancerous.
- They are not infectious.
- They are not caused by bacteria or poor hygiene.
- They are nothing to do with diet or lifestyle.
- You cannot get rid of them yourself or by taking the pill.
Types of Milia
There are different types of Milia:
- Neonatal Milia: These occur in newborn babies and are thought to arise from sweat glands that are not fully developed. The condition will resolve on its own once the sweat glands have developed.
- Primary Milia: These are formed directly from trapped keratin. They can occur in both children and adults. This is the most popular form of Milia seen in Adults.
- Secondary Milia: These form after something clogs the ducts leading to the skin surface, usually after trauma or injury to the skin. The Milia develops as the skin heals and it’s thought that damage to the sweat glands may be the cause. Secondary Milia can also develop after certain creams have been used such as corticosteroid.
- Milia en plaque: Milia of this type are extremely rare. The Milia develop on an inflamed, raised patch of skin known as a plaque which may be several centimetres across. The cause for Milia en plaque is not fully understood. It usually occurs behind the ears, on an eyelid, or on the cheeks or jaw area. This type of Milia tends to particularly affect middle-aged women.
- Multiple eruptive Milia: The Milia appear in crops, or patches of Milia that develop over a period of weeks or months. The crops usually appear on the face, the upper arms and the upper trunk. Milia of this type are also extremely rare.
What causes Milia?
We cannot answer with certainty why Milia occurs, but we do know the following:
- Keratinization of the skin over the hair follicle occurs, causing sebum to accumulate in the hair follicle. Build up of keratin under the skin.
- Milia can be hereditary, some people are more prone to it than others.
- They don’t seem to be related to Diet, Lifestyle or any Medical health issues.
- Can be related to dry skin where normal secretions are restricted.
- Can be caused by poor product usage and can be aggravated by congested ingredients. Use of heavy creams, makeup and sunscreens including any products that contain mineral oil and wax.
- Excessive sun exposure can also increase the chances of getting Milia as sun damage thickens the top layer of the skin.
- Long term use of steroids, thinner skin.
- Milia can also be caused by trauma, scars or blisters. Injury and burns to the skin and following intense procedures like Skin Resurfacing.
- Salicylic Peels and Medical Microdermabrasion treatments are the best prevention methods.
- Milia forms because the skins natural exfoliation process malfunctions.
- These treatments exfoliate the top layers of skin, speeding up skin turnover and preventing pores from becoming clogged.
- Regular Microdermabrasion in combination with chemical peels will help prevent Milia with the added benefit of keeping the skin in good condition.
Skin care products
Following a suitable skin care routine minimises the chances of Milia occurring.
- We know that Milia can be caused by pores getting blocked due to the use of products that are too oily for the skin. Avoid lots of make-up and heavy creams. Some skin care products can enhance clogging the pores. Try using cosmetics that are oil free and non-comedogenic and use mineral based makeup.
- Retinoid creams and any products containing Salicylic acid or Glycolic Acid are a very easy and effective way to prevent Milia.
Have a look at our online shop for Acne Cleansers that are perfect for people who suffer from Milia.
- Exfoliate the skin regularly, as the primary cause of Milia is thought to be building up of dead skin cells. This is the most simple home remedy you can use to combat Milia. If your Milia tends to occur around the eye area, be sure that you are very gentle when exfoliating this delicate area.
- You must note that with some people Milia has a genetic link and has nothing to do with the products they use.
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