Bumps under the eye are medically referred to as millia spots. They are usually white or yellow little spots that look like whiteheads but are in fact very different. The spots are much harder than whiteheads. Only when the millia are new they are soft and more closely resembles pimple, but they usually harden quite quickly. The difference between millia and spots is that millia are formed from protein, trapped in the skin while acne spots are caused by fat and skin debris build up clogging the pores.
Millia are caused when there is an excessive amount of surface level skin which causes the cells to get blocked and the little millia cysts to be formed. Millia can be categorised into two types – primary and secondary. Primary millia are tiny cysts filled with fluid that form due to sloughed off skin. Both adults and children are susceptible to this type of millia.
Secondary millia are also tiny cysts but they are usually formed after an injury such as a burn or sunburn.
Gentle exfoliation of the skin will help prevent millia from forming but care should be taken not to excessively rub the skin. Once millia have formed they can only be removed by a skilled dermatologist.
A skin peel is a slightly more aggressive way to treat the problem of uneven skin tone. Using a chemical composition it restructures and regenerates the skin revealing the blemish free skin below. The treatment will be administered by a qualified practitioner and results will be seen after the skin has fully healed. It is always advisable to take extra care in the sun after having a skin peel and wear a sunscreen with a SPF of 25 or higher.
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