What are milia?

Milia are small, raised bumps that are white or yellowish and appear just below the surface of the skin. They develop when small skin flakes become trapped in a pocket close to the skin’s surface. Occurring as sole lesions or in groups, milia can appear secondary to trauma or burns, or they can appear without known cause.


During your office visit, we can easily extract milia using special surgical tools for precise, clean removal that’s usually relatively quick. Recovery time is typically fast.