What are milia?
Milia are very small, raised, pearly white bumps under the skin. They are small cysts that occur when keratin becomes trapped beneath the surface of the skin and are often mistaken for a pimple that never comes to the surface. Most often seen around the cheeks, nose, eyes and eyelids, forehead, and chest, milias can occur anywhere on the body.
What causes milia?
Milia are most often associated with some type of damage to the skin, such as:
Who gets sebaceous hyperplasia?
Fair-skinned individuals are most often affected by sebaceous hyperplasia, as well as those with a familial history of the condition.
Is sebaceous hyperplasia harmful?
No. Sebaceous hyperplasia is benign and largely a cosmetic concern. However, because it can look like an early skin cancer- specifically a basal cell carcinoma- evaluation by a dermatologist is recommended to ensure an accurate diagnosis.
At Valley of the Sun Dermatology, we offer two treatment options and will work to determine which is best for you.
Schedule an appointment to have your skin condition evaluated and diagnosed so we can partner with you to develop a personalized treatment plan.