- Cosmetic Surgery
- Minor Ops
Thursday, October 3, 2019
Dr Catherine Borysiewicz was featured in the Sunday Times Style, educating readers on milia, the increasingly common skin condition.
Milia are tiny white bumps which appear on the skin, often clustered together around the eyes, cheeks, chin and elsewhere on the face or body. “In skincare terms, they are superficial cysts that live just under the surface of the skin. They are filled with keratin which makes them appear white,” Dr Borysiewicz explains.
Milia can affect all skin types and people of all ages, and can be caused by a number of factors in each generation, ranging from dead skin build-up, clogging of the sweat ducts, skin trauma, sun damage and lifestyle factors such as sleep deprivation, smoking, medication and overloading the skin with harsh skin care products. Dr Borysiewicz is seeing an increasing number of clients with milia, who have overwhelmed their skin with too many high strength ingredients.
There are many precautionary steps that individuals who are prone to milia can take:
• Avoid using very rich moisturisers, especially around the eye area
• Be cautious about the use of acids on the skin - use gentle exfoliating products
• Introduce retinol to the skincare regime which increases cell turnover and reduces oil production.
In terms of treating milia, Dr Borysiewicz stresses that they should not be squeezed, this may exacerbate them, leading to inflammation or scarring. Instead, it’s advised to seek the help of professionals such as a beautician or dermatologist, who can also assist with reviewing skincare regimes.
To make an appointment with Dr Catherine Borysiewicz, please call 0207 918 500.