Milia seeds are harmless, tiny pearly-white bumps made up of skin protein.
Topical treatment include retinoids, such as Differin creams.
Chemical peels or ablative laser eg. CO2 laser and dermabrasion are effective for stubborn and extensive milia.
The cost of these treatments ($200 – $400) varies amongst clinics, and how extensive the milia seeds are.
Other treatments also include:
- De-roofing with sterile needle and extraction
- Destroying the milia seeds with diathermy or cryotherapy
Lastly, some ways to prevent milia seeds from recurring include:
- Good facial cleansing, especially after long hours of make-up/sunscreen
- Ideal facial products for your skin
- Chemical peels