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.
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.