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Anyone had milia removed?

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ThatVikRinA22 Fri 22-Feb-13 21:15:38

i get them occasionally - as does DD. i just go for my usual facial and my therapist lances them and picks them out - they are just little fatty hard spots which do squeeze out if lanced (boak! sorry!!)

but they cant be removed easily. a sterile needle and a bit of a squeeze is all it takes.
go get a facial.

KirstyJC Fri 22-Feb-13 21:11:31

I did the one I had under my eye, very carefully with a clean needle. It went just fine. Hurt a bit though, it was on the thin skin too.

Primadonnagirl Fri 22-Feb-13 21:08:50

I'm too scared to do it myself cos of where they are..right under the eye where skin is very thin

freerangeeggs Fri 22-Feb-13 14:56:52

If they are milia they're easy peasy to remove yourself with a sterilised needle. Just scrape the skin gently so that you get a little flap, big enough for the bit inside to pop out. I always dab a little bit of TCP on afterwards. You get a scab but only a tiny one if you do it right.

I don't get many myself but my boyfriend does and I love removing them blush

GoSuckEggs Fri 22-Feb-13 09:03:38

I jsut picked my out my self. Like someone else said i just pricked it with a needle and popped it out, mine did not have a head on it. I was just quite determined to get it out!

Primadonnagirl Fri 22-Feb-13 08:29:36

Ta lurking..that's good to know..I'm self conscious about the spots anyway so I suppose the scabbing will be worth it if they go away

lurkingfromhome Fri 22-Feb-13 08:21:50

I had mine done at a salon that treats them. The cost depended on how many there were to treat and I had loads but I agreed the price first and it wasn't any more than a facial would have been - around £50, I think - it's really quick to do. It's not electrolysis exactly but diathermy (I'm not exactly sure what the difference is - I guess from the words that electrolysis just uses an electric current and diathermy uses heat).

As it turned out what I thought were milia were actually sebaceous hyperplasia, which is a similar thing (again, I can't remember what the difference is - I asked at the time but have completely forgotten!). There was a lot of scabbing (just the kind of scabbing you get if you pick at a spot, which essentially is what this is!). The therapist told me it would heal within a day and the scabs would just drop off but I found that they lasted much longer and it looked like I had a bit of a spotty face for about three weeks afterwards. It probably depends on what kind of skin you have, though - my face is always very slow to heal and whenever I get spots they stick around for weeks and weeks, so I could have predicted that it wouldn't be healing within a day ... After it did heal, though, I was totally delighted with the results. It's really worth it and doesn't hurt, so if you can bear looking like you've picked your spots for a bit afterwards, I'd definitely go for it smile.

Sugarice Fri 22-Feb-13 08:21:20

If you google Caroline Hirons you will find her blog, she offers brilliant advice on all things skin and beauty, she has a sheet on treating milia.

I had one under my eye which irritated me for years but I left it well alone. One day it was hurting, slightly red and there was a teeny tiny head on it. I took a sterilised needle to it and pricked it then massaged it gently, a tiny white pearl popped out!

It was immensely satisfying! grin

AwkwardSquad Fri 22-Feb-13 08:13:39

No advice to offer, but interested in the answers! I'd like some removed too. I thought an experienced beautician could do it with a needle but I've not actually tested this out.

Primadonnagirl Fri 22-Feb-13 07:36:13

I want to get the white spots removed( which I think are known as milia) but I'm a bit scared. They are on my face going from beneath my eye to my nose. I've been on the Internet and it would seem electrolysis is the only way to remove tham and there will be some initial scabbing . I am worried this will make things worse not to mention I ll be really self conscious . Also, seems I ll have to pay for it as its not something NHS will do..any advice appreciated

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