Milia sebaceous is a very common problem, although a lot of people do not know exactly what it is and the story behind its strange name. Characterized by the appearance of white dots on the skin, it can be mistaken for blackheads, which causes many people to poke it. However, removing it may not be as simple as it seems and be careful to not make it worst.
What is it?
They are small white balls that appear on the skin due to the accumulation of keratin and dead cells in the pores. Covered by a layer of skin, the lesions are more frequent on the face, especially close to the eyes, and in intimate areas. Unlike acne and blackheads, milias do not present redness and pain, but it's annoying.
Although it can occur on all types of people, these tiny bumps are very common in newborns. Despite the appearance, it does not cause complications and in some cases disappears with time.
Types of milia
According to dermatologist Cintia Guedes Mendonça, the white spot on the face or other parts of the body may be primary or secondary.
"The primary ones are those with no apparent cause and the secondary ones are caused by some disease or dermatological procedure," explains the doctor.
To diagnose the origin and carry out the appropriate treatment it is necessary to visit a dermatologist.
Why do they form?
The causes for the appearance of milia are not very defined, but it is known that it can be linked to the realization of processes that promote the rapid healing of the skin, as some aesthetic treatments, or even dermatological diseases.
How to treat?
According to the dermatologist Cintia Guedes Mendonça, no remedies or ointments are used for the treatment, the only procedure is to remove the bump with the use of needles.
Other aesthetic procedures, such as scrubs and peels, can also lead to the extraction of the small cyst.
Removing with needle: Is it dangerous?
The milia can be removed with a fine needle while cleaning the skin. There are even those who withdraw at home with an insulin needle; however, it should be emphasized that the safest way to perform the procedure is to use specialized professionals, such as beauticians and dermatologists.
"It is possible to remove them without specialists, but this can cause infections, scars, and blemishes. Therefore, it is not recommended, "says Cintia Guedes Mendonça.
How to prevent
There is no exact formula to prevent the appearance of these white balls; however, some measures can help, such as keeping the skin clean and using products suitable for your type of dermis.
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