Milia are small, white, raised bumps on the skin, commonly found around the eye, cheek and forehead area. Milia are typically 1-2mm in size and are not itchy or painful to touch. These tiny bumps on the skin contain a protein called keratin.
Sometimes milia is confused for whiteheads or pimples, but they are not spots and trying to squeeze milia will cause trauma to the skin.
The most effective treatment for milia is manual extraction. A tiny opening is made on the surface of the skin with a small needle, to gently remove the top the milia to enable the keratin trapped under the skin to be pushed out.
This procedure may sound painful, but it's not. At worst, you'll feel a little prick. The results of manual extraction for milia are immediate.