In Oct. 2012 I had the above captioned full face laser. I am now fighting milia. As soon as I get rid of some, more pop up. What is an effective tx to eliminate this! It seems to be as bad as acne which I have never had.
CO2 Laser Causing Milia?
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I prescribe Retin-A in these situations. I've seen milia mostly around the mouth if it's going to happen.
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Post Laser Milia
Please address your concerns to the practitioners who performed your Laser Resurfacing for an evaluation/ examination. Post Laser milia are very common. Normally, a gentile facial cleanser ( NIA-24) combined with a Luffa Sponge can be very effective for the removal of post laser milia. Best,
Gary R Culbertson, MD, FACS
Retinoids fight milia
First of all, make sure that the products that you are currently using are "non-comedogenic." If not, they could be clogging your pores and contributing to your milia.
Secondly, see your dermatologist. He/she may prescribe a prescription-strength topical retinoid cream or gel to help clear up your milia. Also, make sure that you are wearing a broad spectrum sunscreen every day.
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