Laser Milia Removal
Have you noticed one or more small, white pimple-like spots around your eyes, cheeks, nose or other areas of your face?
Have you tried to remove these unsightly white spots without success?
We have good news for you!
Bella Plastic Surgery has the experience, expertise, and technology to remove these unwanted spots safely and effectively.
What are Milia?
Milia are small white cysts commonly found on the nose, cheeks and around the eye area. They occur when keratin (protein) becomes trapped beneath the surface of the skin. Milia can occur in people of all ages and demographics, including in young children.
Laser milia procedure
Our state-of-the-art laser technology has a small pen-tip head that pierces the centre of each milium, allowing the underlying dead skin to be eliminated. Once the milia have been treated by our laser, the treated areas will be milia-free and will heal in a few days.
How long does the procedure take?
Our laser milia treatment is a walk-in, walk-out treatment performed within minutes. It has little downtime, other than small scabs that form over the small, treated areas.
We will schedule 30 minutes for your appointment to allow time to complete the patient registration form, receive a consultation and discuss the procedure and post-treatment care instructions.
How many treatments will I require?
Our innovative laser treatment facilitates the removal of milia immediately at the time of treatment. In rare cases, an additional touch-up treatment may be required—this will be assessed once your treatment area has healed after your first treatment.
Is the treatment painful?
The treatment is often termed ‘comfortable’ by our patients and is tolerated well by most age groups. However, you will have the option to receive a topical anaesthetic to numb the area being treated.
Immediately following your treatment, your skin will be red and a little swollen on and around the treated areas. Within the first 24–48 hours after treatment, small scabs will form, usually remaining for a week or two and then falling off once the treated areas have closed over. Residual redness within the treated areas may persist for a short time until the skin has completely healed. You can apply makeup to conceal the treated areas throughout this time—we will provide our recommendations regarding the most appropriate makeup to use.