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Milia is the medical term for those little hard white bumps that appear on the face, most often under the eyes. The skin is in a constant state of rejuvenation, with dead skin cells sloughing off. When dead skin cells are trapped beneath the skin’s surface, milia can form. These small, hard bumps are in reality, tiny cysts that have formed around dead skin cells that your skin could not shed naturally.

Secondary milia are similar, but the white bumps are caused by a skin condition or infection in which the skin was blistered, damaging the lining of the pores and trapping dead skin cells. Sun damage can also affect the functioning of the pores and the natural shedding of dead skin cells, resulting in clogged pores and leading to the appearance of milia.

Milia Treatments: What is Right for You?

If you are unhappy with the appearance of those tiny white bumps under your eyes or on other areas of your body, new therapies are available. Laser treatments can target these tiny cysts very effectively, removing them and restoring the condition of your skin.

Meet Dr. Ataii

Medical Director of Laser Cliniqúe

P. Alexander Ataii M.D. is the Medical Director and Founder of Laser Cliniqúe in San Diego. He is a skilled skin care specialist who focuses on all aspects of the skin both diagnostic and cosmetic.

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