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To be clear, milia aren't dangerous or harmful, but some people might choose to get rid of them.
The good doctor uses a needle or small scalpel to create an opening in each milium, followed by tweezers to squeeze each one out — but that's not always enough.
While milia do indeed look like whiteheads, that's where most of the comparisons come to a halt.
Those are caused by cell overgrowth from the sweat glands — and not milia, like originally expected.
In older children and adults, milia can clear within a few months.
In older children and adults, milia are typically associated with skin damage, including blistering, burns, skin resurfacing procedures, long-term use of steroidal creams/ointments and long-term sun damage.
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