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White spots Treatment

Many people find that they develop little white spots on face - particularly as they age. Sometimes these are whiteheads, which could be signs of mild acne.

Whiteheads occur when oils, dead skin cells and other debris collect in pores, creating a blockage. The surrounding skin can often become quite inflamed.

However, many white spots are caused by a skin condition called milia. Milia are tiny cysts filled with keratin, a type of protein within the skin. They develop under the top layer of the skin (the epidermis) and can often appear round the eyes or on the cheeks, but do not have the inflammation associated with acne. Despite this, they can sometimes cause discomfort, as well as distress for the sufferer.

There are two main types of milia. One is related to underdeveloped oil glands, while the second are caused by skin trauma - hence an increase in milia as you grow older.

White Spots on Face Treatments

There is a huge array of cosmetic solutions available for white spots on face, depending on your skin condition. The important thing is to choose the right one, as the wrong procedure could aggravate your symptoms.

For those suffering from symptoms of acne, laser treatments such as Isolaz may be suitable. This uses concentrated light to stimulate chemicals in the skin, so your complexion heals from inside out.

Alternatively, microdermabrasion may be the answer. Fine sand is blasted at skin surface, removing the epidermis and any dead skin cells, oils or debris below.

Milia sufferers can opt for a procedure to remove the lumps of protein, debris or hair that have hardened under the skin. This will leave you with a clearer complexion and more confidence.