Music Hello, I’m Dr. Neal Schultz pause and welcome to DermTV. Acne can be a very difficult problem both medically and emotionally. But one of the most frustrating parts of the medical treatment of acne is the treatment of milia. All of acne is composed of two types of problems either they are inflamed bumps like puss pimples or cysts or noninflamed problems like whiteheads and blackheads. A milia is a white head that is just a tiny cyst, it is a white dome shape bump on the skin. It is thicken skin with is really just a mini cyst. The.
Reason that it is so difficult to get rid of them is because you need to dissolve that thickened skin on the top of the cyst. This can only be done with exfoliants like glycolic acids or salicylic acids if you are doing it at home. In the office we take a pin, break though the surface painlessly, and push the contents out and it goes away immediately. If you are going to treat it at home it is very frustrating because it takes a long time and repeated applications of the exfoliants. Please keep.