We Are Open

The Cadogan Clinic is currently offering a reduced service in light of the government's January lockdown guidelines.

All of our services will be delivered in line with the UK government's social distancing measures and fully compliant with all PPE guidance from Public Health England and NHS England.

Read more

Send an Enquiry

Call Us

Milia (Milk Spots)

Milia are small, firm, dome-shaped white bumps that may appear on the skin. The occurrence of these bumps is due to the trapping of keratin under the skin's surface. Keratin is a protein abundant in our hair, nails and skin tissue. Milia may develop in people of all ages and ethnicities, and are a common occurrence in newborns and infants.

Milia may occur anywhere on the body but are most commonly seen on the face, particularly the cheeks, lips and eyelids. Milia are rarely itchy or painful, but some may experience mild discomfort due to this condition. Milia may be irritated by friction such as rubbing against rough clothing.

Use of heavy skin care products may induce the formation of milia by trapping keratin under the skin's surface. Traumatic milia may also develop after damage or injury to the skin. Types of injury include burns, sun damage, blistering and deep skin resurfacing.

Milia are mainly an aesthetic concern and often resolve on their own over time. If persistent or bothersome, they may be extracted by an aesthetician or healthcare professional. If you are unsure whether a bump on your skin is a milium, it is best to consult with your doctor. The dermatologists at Cadogan Clinic are available for in-depth consultations to diagnose milia and provide effective treatment if required.

Related Treatments:


Of course, we use the very latest technology. But our real skill is in knowing how and when to use it to suit each individual patient.


Ask the Expert

Facial Treatments

How much is an Otoplasty (or ‘Pinnaplasty’)?

When it comes to making a decision about which provider or surgeon to select as your chosen preference for your Otoplasty procedure, safety and quality of care are typically the most important considerations to think about, alongside any Clinic and surgeon’s level of experience with Otoplasty procedures.

Read More

What is caesarean section scar revision?

Body & Breast

What is caesarean section scar revision?

Obstetricians are clever at creating high-quality Caesarian Section scars, but cannot avoid all potential problems. They try to place the scar transversely…

What aftercare do I need after fat transfer to breasts?

Recovery & Aftercare

What aftercare do I need after fat transfer to breasts?

The immediate concern is to support the breasts and avoid significant exercise, while the grafted fat is developing a new blood supply.

What should I do if I have a bleeding or itchy mole?

Body & Breast

What should I do if I have a bleeding or itchy mole?

Bleeding or itchy moles can occur when they have been irritated or scratched – moles catching on clothing, being cut by a razor, makeup application, scratching…

In The Press This Week

This month Cadogan Clinic consultants feature in Glamour Magazine and The Strategist discussing facial oils and skin issues related to face masks, whilst Clinic Founder Mr Bryan Mayou discusses post-lockdown trends in the plastic surgery market and a faster than expected rebound for the sector

View All News Articles