What can be done about milia on eyelid?
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Milia or syringoma?
Yes milia are little pearl cysts made of trapped keratin and can be removed by expressing the cyst (done by some facialists). Another cause of white dots on the eyelid and face are little bumps called syringomas. These require a different approach. Typically I cauterized them. Some remove them with ablative lasers. So you really need a diagnosis with a dermatologist or oculoplastic surgeon rather than a home remedy.
Milia on Eyelid
Milia are basically tiny trapped glands, which contain Keratin, and are often referred to as "Keratin Pearls". A variety of topical medications such as Retin-A and Alpha Hyrdoxy acids may eradicate these annoying little bumps. They can be permanently removed by having a simple office procedure where they are "unroofed" and extracted.
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