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Milia treatment

Is epiduo a typical and effective treatment for milia?  My dermatologist said to use it and that it would take at last three months to heal.  Well, it's been over two months now and I haven't noticed much of a difference.  What's the greatest way to get rid of milia quickly?  I'm sick of them.  I've also been using an extractor, but I have a huge clust of them around my chin so I can hardly make any progress with one ectraction.  I also fear that because of the closesness of the blocked pores, am I making it worse by applying pressure on the other pores that are next to the ones I'm trying to extract?

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Since milia needs to be treated from the bottom up with m...

Since milia needs to be treated from the bottom up with medications or treatments that your doctor recommends, I would not use an extractor on them at all because they can sometimes cause scarring that's worse than the bumps.  I think that you need to contact your doctor's office and let them know that the medication they have given you is not working effectively after two months of treatment and ask them if you should come in for another evaluation and maybe a different medication or if the medication takes more than two months to begin working.

In the meantime, it wouldn't hurt to use a cleanser that is designed to get deep down dirt out of clogged pores, such as Peter Thomas Roth's Beta Hydroxy Acid 2% Acne Wash.  This mild-yet-effective acne wash deep-cleans without over drying. It helps halt the breakout cycle, removing excess oil and bacteria, and penetrating deeply into pores. The oil- and alcohol-free solution works to eliminate and help prevent the development of new whiteheads, blackheads, and acne blemishes.  You can find it here:  http://www.sephora.com/browse/product.jhtml;jsessionid=IGJBWFHMXDXGMCV0KQLQX0Q?id=P3553&categoryId=B...

I hope this helps you and good luck! 🙂

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