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I have these small, flesh colored bumps on my face. I think

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I have these small, flesh colored bumps on my face. I think they might be either clogged pores or millia. How do I get rid of them, and stop them from forming or coming back?

Dermadoc :

hello

Dermadoc :

thanks for using just answer.


i will be glad to be of assistance


 

Dermadoc :

would you like me to have a look at them and then give my opinion?

Dermadoc :

could you post a photo here?

Customer:

it would be hard to get a good picture of them, I don't have a high resolution camera, and they are really small

Dermadoc :

ok no problem

Customer:

yeah, sorry

Dermadoc :

i will send a link to a picture, would you see it and tell me if it matches your condition?

Customer:

sure

Customer:

good idea

Dermadoc :

let me know if this is what you have, its milia

Customer:

yeah seems so, but i have similar bumps on my face and neck, can they appear there as well?

Dermadoc :

yes they can appera on the face and neck.

Dermadoc :

i would like to recommend th etreatment for it

Customer:

please do

Dermadoc :

the best way to remove milia is by needling, so they all go off at one go.

Customer:

what is needling?

Dermadoc :

in case you can go the dermatologist and get it done, it will be the best.

Dermadoc :

needling means with the use of a needle , remove out the milia.

Customer:

yeah I can get it done at a dermatologist. is it painful?

Customer:

cause I got more than a few, you know

Customer:

and in some sensitive areas, like on my eyelids

Dermadoc :

no, not very painful , you can ask your dermatologist to apply an anaesthetic cream beforehand, so when he starts doing the needling your gets numb for a few mins.

Customer:

oh sweet

Customer:

how do you stop them from appearing?

Dermadoc :

also to prevent them from forming in the future , you need to apply Retin A cream once at night. this can be started after all the lseions from needling have healed.

Dermadoc :

also a sunscreen use will be helpful.

Dermadoc :

Retin A will require a prescription from your dermatologist.

Customer:

what does the Retin A cream do?

Dermadoc :

it causes an action on the skin, not allowing the cells to accumulate like do in milia.

Dermadoc :

so as a result of which milia formation slows down.

Customer:

will using things like acne face washes help?

Dermadoc :

not very much but to some extent yes, they can be used. no harm in that.

Dermadoc :

i hope my recommendations will be helpful to you. it was a very pleasant experience interacting with you.


 


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Customer:

thanks a lot

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