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Removing barley grains

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Removing barley grains

What are Barley Grains?

Barley grains (milia) are also known as 'milk spots' or 'oil seeds', these are hard, pearly grains that do not benefit your skin texture. Despite being completely harmless and painless, they can pose a challenge for even skin.

How are barley grains formed?

You may wonder how these little bumps form. Simply put, barley can develop when your sebaceous and/or sweat glands become clogged, causing small cysts to form. This can happen to anyone, regardless of age or skin type. It is more common in skin that has suffered sun damage or if barley grains are in the family. The hereditary component in some syndromes and other skin conditions can promote barleycorn formation.

What to do with barley grains?

Although it may be tempting, squeezing barleycorns is not a good idea. They are different from blackheads; nothing will come out and you could damage your skin. It is best to leave them to a skin therapist.

Prevention and care

Although it may be difficult to prevent barleycorn completely, daily sun protection and good hydration can help. It is also important to keep your skin clean with the right products for your skin type. Regular exfoliation helps to remove dead skin cells and reduce the formation of dandruff over time. The treatment of barleycorn (milia) focuses on safely and effectively removing the cysts and preventing new ones.

Consultation and treatment

First assessment during the intake

The treatment begins with a thorough evaluation of your skin condition. During this initial consultation, the nature and distribution of the barley grains will be examined.

Professional removal

  • Mechanical extraction: Using sterile instruments, the skin therapist makes a small incision or uses a needle to gently lift the 'roof' of the barley grain. This allows her to extract the built-up keratin without causing significant damage to the skin.
  • Chemical peel: Sometimes a light chemical peel may be recommended to exfoliate the top layer of the skin, making the barley grains easier to remove.

Aftercare and prevention:

  • Aftercare: After the treatment you will receive instructions for aftercare, such as avoiding direct sunlight and using specific moisturizing or healing, anti-bacterial creams.
  • Recommendations: To prevent future rashes, the skin therapist can advise on adjustments to your skin care routine. Such as regularly exfoliating the skin, using non-comedogenic products and sun protection.

Working together on your skin health

The road to healthy skin is a cooperative process. Through cooperation and regular progress evaluation, the treatment plan can be adjusted if necessary. And we can always decide on an approach that adapts to the changing needs of your skin.

With our extensive treatment options, Medicadermis is ready to answer your skin problem. But we understand that all the choices we offer online can be difficult. And that sometimes you just need advice in addition to the information we share online. Please feel free to contact us for a no-obligation consultation in the Medicadermis Skin Therapy practice with our skin therapist. But an accessible contact in the form of a free video consultation is of course also possible. Discover which treatment(s) best suits your needs. Get compliments with clear, even and firm skin . Enjoy minimal recovery time with lasting results.

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