I had my beautician remove the milia seeds under my eyes. My skin was supposed to recover within one week, but it’s been a month and the burn marks are still there. What should I do? – Sherry Loo
QAMilia seeds are tiny cysts that appear just below the skin, commonly around the eyes or temples. They don’t pose a medical risk, but most people have them removed as they want smoother skin.
From your description, the beautician may have used a strong chemical peel or a laser therapy treatment setting that was too high, resulting in burns. You need to be aware that laser treatments should only be done by a trained doctor.
To reduce the look of burn marks, I would recommend laser treatments like Pico Laser or Fotona to help tone down the appearance of skin discoloration and scarring. These laser treatments can also boost collagen production and make wrinkles look less obvious. I would recommend that you visit an aesthetic clinic to consult a doctor. He or she can pinpoint your needs better if they see you in person.
In future, if you still want to remove milia seeds from other areas of your face, you can do a Milia Seeds Removal treatment ($200) in which laser energy is used to directly destroy the milia seeds without affecting the surrounding tissues.
Removal is best done by a doctor, to prevent complications like infection, scarring and discoloration. This reader wins a set of Prive Skinworks products worth $252.40, comprising White Lightening Wash ($73.80), White Lightening Toner ($73.80), Triple Action Skin Defence SPF50 ($62) and Honey Soothing Cream ($42.80).