Diagnosis A newborn baby's skin will undergo many changes as the baby ages. One of these changes can be the appearance of milia milium cysts. Milia are small bumps that commonly develop on a newborn's nose, chin, forehead, or cheeks. Milia tend to be around millimeters in size.
Outlook Milia are small, yellow or white cysts that appear in clusters, usually on the face. They are often found in newborns but can affect people of any age. This article looks at different types of milia, their causes, and possible ways to get rid of them. Milia are small, hard bumps that form on the skin. Milia are small, bump-like cysts found under the skin. They are usually 1 to 2 millimeters mm in size. They form when skin flakes or keratin, a protein, become trapped under the skin.
Close Video Overview Milia are commonly found on the skin of people of all ages. They are formed when keratin a substance produced by the skin becomes entrapped beneath the outer layer of the skin, forming a tiny cyst. An individual milium the singular of milia is formed at the base of a hair follicle or sweat gland. Milia can be categorized as either primary or secondary.