Milia: what it is and various types
It can often happen that small white dots come out on our face that is rough to the touch: these are milia. They are not dangerous but they are an annoying cosmetic problem. There are various procedures for milia treatment in etobicoke.
Milia are small white dots that form on the face when dead skin cells become trapped under the skin surface, forming small cysts. These appear on the nose and cheek nearby, but which can also appear around the mouth or on the eyelids.Milia can appear at all ages but are very common among newborns it is also called “infantile acne”, and occurs on the face, around the eyes and on the cheeks. Milia are often due to a lack of skin exfoliation or the use of creams that contain steroids, or prolonged exposure to the sun’s rays. In adults, we often speak of secondary milia, which is due to burns or burns, perhaps caused by facial treatments such a: dermabrasions or lasers, which favour the formation of blisters on the skin that damage the lining of the pores.
There are various types of milia classified according to the age at which it appears and the wounds that can cause these small cysts to develop.
It can occur in 40% of newborns and usually lasts for some days. Milia in infants can appear on the face, head and back.
It usually occurs due to genetic disorders.Primary milia in adults and children. It is caused by keratin that gets trapped under the skin and can occur on the eyelids, forehead, or genital area. It usually disappears within days but can last for several months.
Milia in plaques
It is associated with genetic disorders and can appear face on any area, mostly seen on eyelids, earlobes, cheek area and on the jaws. The cysts are larger and occur mainly in middle-aged women but also adults and boys.
Numerous eruption typemilia
This type occurs with itching in some areas of the facial area, arms and back. The cysts appear after some time and go away after a few days mostly or months.
This type of milia appears due to small wounds in the skin, effected by burns or a rash. They appear irritated and red at the edges and white in the centre.
Milia associated with drug use
The use of steroid-based creams can cause the appearance of milia on the treated areas. However, such side effects with other topical ointments are rare.