Milia, also called milk spots, are frequently found around the eyes, cheeks, nose and forehead. They are small white bumps that form as a result of keratin, a protein, which gets trapped under the skin. They usually measure 1-2mm in size and often appear in small groups.
Milia around the eyes can be associated with high cholesterol, but not in every case.
We apply a topical local anaesthetic cream to the milia then use a process called thermocoagulation. This applies heat via a small needle to the centre of the milia to release its contents and leave clear skin behind.
You may need more than one visit to the clinic depending on the number of milia you have.
Recovery is immediate, but you might get some redness and it is best not to apply make-up straight away. It’s also wise to avoid using astringent products overnight. Simply keep the area clean for a couple of days and apply aloe vera or a post-recovery cream to soothe the area and support healing.
Warts are caused by a virus that lives in the nerve endings on your face, body and hands.
Seborrheic warts often happen as we age, or come about thanks to excessive sun damage. You’ll notice small crusty brown lesions that can look unsightly.