Skin Conditions

Milia

Milia are small, white, pearl-like spots that are usually found on the face. They are also known as ‘milk spots’ as they are common in babies. Milia are filled with the protein Keratin and are completely harmless. They usually go away by themselves but can be thought of as unsightly, so many people seek treatment for them.

What causes Milia?

Milia form when there is a build up of the protein Keratin, which gets trapped under the skin – resulting in a tiny bump.

Where can you get Milia?

Milia can develop anywhere on the body, but they are most commonly found on the face, specifically around the eyelids, cheeks and forehead.

Who can get Milia?

People of all ages can get Milia. They are very common in babies, which is why they are also known as ‘milk spots’ or Neonatal Milia.

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