What is the treatment for these white balls under the eyes? (photo)

What are they?

Doctor Answers 3

Normal glands ...

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Some are tiny glands within the skin that are particularly pronounced when the skin becomes inflamed or thin. You may also have some epithelial inclusion cysts. CO2 laser resurfacing helps to reduce the appearance of the glands. Treating or avoiding skin inflammation may also help. It is important to avoid rubbing the eyelids as this can exaggerate the appearance of the glands. Best wishes.


Charlottesville Oculoplastic Surgeon
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Glands and possibly milia

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Oil glands that are normal. They are more pronounced with thin skin around the eyes. Laser resurfacing can help, but these are usually recurrent. If you have Milia, a simple 29 g needle in this area and an extractor can exfoliate these lesions. All the best, Dr Davin Lim

Comedon Millia

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Those small white lesions are called Millia which can easily be treated with either fractional Erbium laser resurfacing, extraction or through some Radio frequency devices such as Lamprobe or diathermy.

usually 1-2 treatments at a month interval are enough with minimal downtime.

Mark Attalla, MBBS
Melbourne Physician

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