Milia is a group of white, small, solid, keratin filled cysts.
Those cysts are forming under the skin when the keratin remains stuck below its surface. Keratin actually is a very strong protein that is found in the tissues of the skin cells, nails and hair. These cysts are large or strange looking , similar to pimples, but it’s easy to identify them.
It is very important to mention that Milia could occur at persons of all ages, but most often it occurs in newborns. Besides the fact that they disappear within a few weeks, the doctors say that nearly half of the newborn babies have signs of miles. Typically they are large around 1 – 2 mm and they usually occur in areas around the eyes, nose and cheeks. Still, in some cases they could occur on some other body parts.