Milia can occur at any age, and can affect both men and women. In fact, some men find themselves developing milia due to skipping exfoliating and cleansing in their skincare regime, and this can lead to the build-up of oil that becomes trapped, forming milia. Some people attempt to remove milia themselves at home, using pins or needles, which risks scarring and infection.
No one can confirm a specific cause of milia in adults. Unlike some skin conditions, they don’t seem to be related to diet, lifestyle or health issues. However, milia can be caused by oily make-up removal products and make-up removal wipes. These oily products create a sandwich of oil beneath and on top of the skin. Men can sometimes worsen their milia by using heavy, high-street products, such as oily moisturisers after shaving.
We use Advanced Electrolysis, a heated micro-needle treatment, to pierce your milia and remove the oil trapped under your skin. The treatment feels like a hot needle flick, which means it can be quite sensitive around the eyes. Some clients feel nothing at all, whereas others feel the flicking sensation.
Advanced electrolysis is a very effective treatment for this skin concern, as, once treated, your milia should not return.