With age, lumps and bumps start to develop on our face, neck and body. While most of them are harmless, they can look unsightly. Skin tags, milia seeds, and warts can be safely and precisely removed with lasers.
A skin tag is a small, benign piece of skin which may have a stalk and they often look like a piece of soft skin hanging loosely. Skin tags can appear on any part of the body such as eyelids, armpits, groin, upper chest, neck, and under the breast. Advice on skin tags is covered here.
Another common skin problem people have is milia seeds. They manifest in tiny blister-like bumps and it can occur to anyone regardless of sex, age, or race. It is not known for certainty the cause of milia seeds. Although the exact cause is not known, it is thought that the formation of milia seeds could be due to one of the following:
- Sweat glands that are underdeveloped or damaged
- Overuse of soaps and cleansers
- Allergic reaction to products that may have caused damage to the sweat glands
Fortunately, formation of milia seeds is not something that requires urgent medical attention since they are harmless. However, most people who want to remove them for aesthetic reasons. At the moment, no medication has been shown to be effective in the treatment of milia seeds.
If you wish to remove them, see a doctor and they will remove milia seeds safely using laser. Do not attempt to remove them on your own because it may cause permanent scarring and infection if the site of the wound is not clean.
Know Your Problems
- Small growths on the skin are very common with age.
- The growths can be removed with an ablative laser.