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Small white bumps on the face: All you need to know


The appearance of small, white, and bumpy cysts on the cheeks and nose due to keratin accumulation under the skin surface

Milia are most commonly seen on a baby's nose, chin, or cheeks, though they may also occur in other areas, such as on the upper trunk and limbs.
- Medical diagnosis by a general physician is enough.
- It most commonly affects babies, irrespective of their gender.
- Skin lesion biopsies might be ordered.
Milial cysts are classified based on the underlying cause or the age at which they manifest on ones body. The different types are neonatal, juvenile milia, multiple eruptive milia, milia en plaque, traumatic milia, and milia associated with drugs/products. They are often misinterpreted as baby acne in new born babies.
Ages affected Infancy and childhood most often; Teenage, adulthood, and old age unlikely.


Symptoms include the manifestation of small and white bumps mainly on the nose and cheek but occasionally on other body parts as well; hence, getting evaluated by a doctor is important.

People may experience
Skin: Typically dome-shaped bumps are found on the lips, cheeks, eyelids, and nose.


Generally, there is no medical necessity for the treatment of milia in infants as it clears up within a few weeks. A patient can opt for cryotherapy, diathermy, laser ablation, or other procedures after talking to a specialist.

Specialist: At mfine, doctors offer appropriate treatment options for the patients, assuring a complete medical support.

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