Milia Removal in York


Short Wave Diathermy (Electrolysis) or Manual Extraction Using a Lancet

Treatment Time:

20 Minute Session


From £40

Your Local Milia Specialist

Milia is a commonly found skin condition.  It can affect any age group and whilst it is harmless and there is no medical urgency for treatment, milia removal is in high demand as it is quick, painless and permanent.

At York Laser Aesthetics we have been treating advanced skin blemish conditions since 2017 and in particular Milia Removal.  Our aesthetic skin practitioner is fully qualified to perform Advanced Blemish removal.  The procedure is conducted safely, efficiently and in a sterile, hygienic setting.   You can be confident that your care and satisfaction is our first priority.

Why consider Milia Removal?

These are a few of the most common reasons why you might want to have your Milia removed.

  • ‘clusters of milia around my eyes and cheeks makes me self-conscious’
  • ‘I feel embarrassed’
  • ‘I can’t stop picking at them and it leaves scabs and scars’

What is Milia?

Milia, sometimes also called milk spots, are painless, benign cysts under the skin often with a pearly white tip.  They sometimes are confused with whiteheads or acne spots but actually are quite different.   Whilst whiteheads can be squeezed or popped easily, milia cannot and without treatment they can take many months to go away.

How do Milia form?

Milia is a made of naturally occurring oils and keratin, a protein produced in the body in the formation of skin. They are associated with dry areas where the oily secretions of the skin are trapped underneath the surface due to poor exfoliation of dead skin cells.  This type of milia are firm to touch.

There is another type of soft Milia that almost always is as a result of comedogenic products.  Certain make-up and facial creams and lotions can irritate the skin causing congestion and milia formation.  Ingredients in skin care products such as mineral oils, soap, sulphates and parabens can cause milia to develop.

How is Milia removed?

Firstly, we would not recommend removal at home due to the potential risk of scarring or infection.  Milia can naturally fade away but they can often take many weeks and months in which time they often become more prominent.  At York Laser Aesthetics we provide two methods of removal, Advanced Electrolysis or Lancet removal but our first choice would always be electrolysis.

Your 3 Step Programme

The Consultation

At your FREE consultation the milia will be assessed together with the best method of removal.  A medical & personal questionnaire will need to be completed.  The procedure and aftercare will be explained to you and any concerns you may have addressed.

The Treatment

We offer two methods of milia removal, short wave diathermy (electrolysis) or manual extraction using a lancet.

Advanced Electrolysis Removal

  • This is an effective method of removal. It is quick and safe and causes minimal skin trauma.
  • The treatment is performed using a probe (sterile needle) that is inserted into the milia.
  • The electrical current breaks down the keratin fatty deposits which then disperse over a few days.
  • The procedure is non invasive with only a small sensation similar to a pin prick.

Manual Extraction

  • Suitable for single or small milia clusters where electrolysis is not an option.
  • We use a sterile lancet and tweezers to pierce or open the top of the milia and remove the protein/fatty substance.
  • It is quick and relatively pain free.
  • This method of removal can often leave a small scab which should be left to heal naturally.

Your Skin After Treatment

Once healed, your skin will show no signs of where the milia had previously been.  Your complexion will be clearer and smoother looking.  It is permanent.  The treated milia does not reappear.  However new milia can appear unless the underlying causes are addressed, such as treating dry patches on your skin or changing skin care products that cause milia to appear in the first place.

The Aftercare

After treatment, it is important to follow the aftercare guidelines that are recommended to ensure healthy skin healing.

  • Do not pick or rub any scabs that may appear, allow them to heal naturally.
  • Do not use exfoliating products on your skin until fully healed.
  • We do not recommend the use of retinol or glycolic skin care products in the first few days, post treatment.
  • Ensure your hands are clean before touching the treated area to reduce the risk of infection.
  • The treated skin will return to normal within a few days of treatment.
  • Do not use soap products or thick creams on the treated area to reduce the risk of further milia forming.
Helene Duncan
Helene Duncan
Level 4 qualified Aesthetician and Skin Health Practitioner

Why Choose York Laser Aesthetics?

We provide trusted and experienced treatment for Milia removal.  We are trained in specialist advanced blemish removal and our treatment is effective and low risk.  We offer an affordable solution to your Milia problem.

Founded in 2017 and formally Wetherby Laser Aesthetics, we specialise in offering professional skincare treatments for a variety of skin concerns. Helene Duncan is a level 4 Aesthetician & Skin Health Practitioner in Laser & IPL and in Advanced Skin Treatments. She is a member of the British Medical Laser Association.

To book an appointment for milia removal or to discuss other treatments please contact us either online or call directly.

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