What are those “white beads” under my skin?

We have a lot of patients ask about them. They are called milia, they are very common, benign, keratin- filled cysts. The treatment for them are glycolic acid peels that we do here in the office.

We have a lot of patients ask about them. They are called milia, they are very common, benign, keratin- filled cysts. The treatment for them are glycolic acid peels that we do here in the office.

During a glycolic peel, the natural sugar acid, glycolic acid, is applied to the surface of the skin which removes dead skin cells and stimulates collagen production. Glycolic acid peels give a fresher, smoother surface and are very effective in treating some types of acne and pigmentation. At the time of treatment,our nurses also perform extractions to remove milia, black heads and acne. Patients usually schedule glycolic peels every 2 weeks for a series of 6 treatments and then maintenance treatments.

Call our office at 806-358-1117 today to schedule and receive instructions.