Milia & Keratin/Protein Spots



Milia Removal

Milia Removal is a safe effective clinical treatment here at Inskin.

Milia are tiny white hard cysts containing keratin (protein) which lie superficially under the surface of the skin. 

They can be quite difficult to cover with makeup and give the skin a bumpy surface.

The exact cause for Milia is unknown although they are often associated with dry dehydrated skin.  Dead skin cells that do not efficiently slough away get trapped under the surface of the skin.  Milia are harmless but can be prevented by practicing good skin care routines which we can advise on here at the clinic.

Other causes can be higher cholesteral levels or hereditary.  The condition commonly occurs around the eyes, cheekbones and eyelids.

Often, larger amounts of the keratin can be trapped beneath the surface causing a bumpiness, it can be seen when the skin is stretched as a whiter/paler small mass under the skin and can be seem to some extent at surface level.  Often called Protein Spots or Keratin Spots

How is the condition treated?

Over the years the most common Milia Removal treatment was by pricking with the Milia with a pin and the keratin squeezed out but this causes damage to the skin and is not very sterile.

It is a very simple process to eliminate milia safely and effectively by use of an extremely precise probe emitting a diathermy heat current. 

A small probe is inserted into each milia and a heat current is used to melt the keratin.  The milia is either absorbed into the body or a tiny crust formed that heals to reveal fresh skin.

The treatment is quick, sterile and safe. The skin surrounding the milia is not damaged and the milia is cleared.

Protein/keratin spots are at a deeper level, treatment is similar to appropriate levels of insertion.  The larger protein spots dehydrate and fall away from the skin.  These can often be found in skin prone to acne.

We invite you to book a full consultation and test patch Please see details  prior to treatment


Why should you choose Inskin Clinic?

Inskin Group are a small specialist team of doctors, nurses, clinical professionals providing personally tailored, targeted treatments at realistic prices shown below as a minimum price of up to time stated.

We take great pride in the services we offer and will make sure you will receive the best possible care and treatment when you are with us.

Book a consultation at the Inskin Clinic in Altrincham, Manchester by getting in touch with our dedicated team on 0161 637 7626 or, by filling out our enquiry form and a member of our team will aim to get back to you straight away.

Why not check out our offers page which details all the great deals we have available on a wide range of treatments.


  • Full consultation and test patch (approx 30 - 45 mins) redeemed against treatment £45
  • Milia 15 mins £95
  • Milia 30 mins £145
  • Protein/Keratin spots per small area (eg chin) £150 price includes follow up if required
  • Protein/Keratin sots per large area (throughout the face) £250 price includes follow up if required