Milia are round white bumps
Perhaps you are describing milia? Milia are small (1 or 2 mm), round white bumps that usually happen on the head and neck. These are common in infants and in adults. In adults, they are often a sign of chronic sun damage. Milia can spontaneously rupture, drain, and resolve on their own, but this make up to 2 years. Your doctor can also extract them or lightly burn them off. They are not easily removed without the proper tools.
Hello, it is hard to diagnose you with the information I have here, but what it sounds like is it might be Milia. These are tiny cholesterol deposits that accumulate with age. They look similar to a white heads, or pimple-like bumps. There is no pore opening, so the only way to remove some milia bumps is through a lancet (needle) performed by a surgeon or a dermatologist. I hope this information helps.
Most likely milia, regular exfoliation can help...
Milia are not uncommon and
are found in a variety of ages and skin types. They're small pearlized cysts
that are formed when keratin (a substance produced by the skin), dead skin
cells, oil, and other debris becomes entrapped beneath a thin layer
of skin. An individual milium (the singular of milia) is formed at the base of
a hair follicle or sweat gland. Milia can be remedied (and
easily prevented) with regular exfoliation! You can do this with at home
exfoliation by using a gentle and effective physical exfoliator,
regular use of retinol, in office peels or exfoliation treatments, and
also decreasing the use of topical moisturizers that are not
always necessary for the overall health and functioning of
your skin. Milia typically go away on their own, but if you want to make
it go away more quickly a medical aesthetician can gently
extract it out.
Through Menopause your oil production can change. It sounds like they could be milia, which could be resolved with a really good facial with extractions.
Thank for your question. Hard bumps beneath the skin are typically whiteheads. These are difficult to get rid of . The most common prescription used is Retin-a. You have to use this cream sparingly but for a long period of time, 2-3 months. I will also recommend washing your face twice a day with a gentle cleanser such as Cetaphil cleanser. It is also very important to use products that will not plug up your pores. If you look at the back of any skin care products, the good ones will tell you they are non comedogenic, which means that this will not plug up your pores.
Get yourself to a great board certified dermatologist who can help you. White bumps can be many things. Milial cysts are common and easy to remove. Whiteheads or closed comedones, are also common and easy to remove.
I agree with all the prior answers, but will add one thing.
Unfortunately, there is no shortcut to a diagnosis and without seeing you in person, making a diagnosis is risky.
Check with your local dermatologist for the correct answer and treatment.
Milia - Treat with extraction
Milia are small cysts filled with dead skin cells/protein that clinically appear as white bumps. They can develop in older individuals who have had extensive sun exposure. Milia can be easily treated by a board-certified dermatologist with an extraction technique that empties the cyst contents. - Dr. Keaney
It seems that these are small cysts or cavities, containing dead skin called keratin.
Milia can be removed by extraction by a dermatologist.
Please visit your physician for proper assessment & better management.
The hard white bumps are milia. It is oil that has accumulated under the skin. They can be from a change in hormones and are difficult to remove yourself. Having a licensed medical esthetician combine a facial with extractions is the best way to remove them and resolve the issue.