Skin Care and Treatments of Melbourne Dermatology - Millia/Millium

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Millia/Millium

Millia (tiny cysts filled with dead cells and oils) are a frequent patient concern, caused by two or more of heavy skin care product use, a diet high in cholesterol, inadequate exfoliation, photodamage and genetics.

Millia tend to become most prominent and difficult to treat around the eyes.

To help prevent and reduce millia (cholesterol deposits), reduce your intake of saturated fats and follow a skin care protocol based on comedolytic agents (ingredients which unplug follicles and prevent them from retaining dead cells and oils) and ideal light-weight sunscreen use.

AM (Morning) Protocol for Millia

Use a facial cleanser containing salicylic acid and/or lipohydroxy acid such as Biomedic LHA Cleansing Gel or Glycolix Gly/Sal 10-2 Wash.

Tone the skin with similar ingredients, using a product such as Glycolix 10-2 Toning Pads.

For the face, use an oil-control sunscreen such as La Roche Posay Anthelios 60 Ultra-Light Sunscreen Fluid or Biomedic Facial Shield SPF 30.

In case of extremely oily skin, you can also use OC Eight Professional Mattifying Gel to help prevent the formation of millia. This product is applied underneath sunscreen, and is suitable for use around the eyes, as a means of oil control.

PM (Evening) Protocol for Millia

Cleanse and tone as per AM, and apply a retinol based product to the face and eyes. Start with a lower-strength product such as Biomedic Retinol Cream 15 and increase strength over time, as tolerated, by applying more and shifting to high strength Retinol products such as Biomedic Retinol 30 (0.3% retinol), Biomedic Retinol 60 (0.6% retinol) and Skinceuticals Retinol 1% (1.0% retinol).

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