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I have little white bumps on my face!

I know they aren’t whiteheads. What are they, and how do I get rid of them?

According to New York City dermatologist Dr. Jane Taylor, “While only a visit too your dermatologist ensures and accurate diagnosis, it could be milia. If it is milia, they are not harmful. But if you are worried about the way they look, your dermatologist can make a super-tiny incision to open up the spot and drain it.”
The two don’ts with milia are simple. One, don’t try to get rid of them with acne medication. It won’t work and will affect otherwise healthy skin. And two, don’t try to “pop” milia yourself. You’ll most likely end up with an infection and scarring lots worse than tiny white bumps.

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10/26/2009 7:01:00 AM
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