What are white spots?

white headsThe most common types of white spots tend to be whiteheads, pimples or closed comedones, all of which can be a sign of mild acne. In other cases they might be milia or another type of skin growth that will need diagnosis.

Whiteheads occur when oils, dead skin cells and other bacteria collects in the pores of your skin, creating a blockage. As a result, a white spot appears and the surrounding skin can also become quite inflamed. It’s important not to pick or squeeze these spots, as this can result in the spot becoming worse or scarring.


We offer a number of treatment options for white spots. To choose the best plan for you for noticeable results, we highly recommend you attend a free, no obligation consultation. During your free consultation your medical practitioner might discuss:

Medical grade peels
Peels help by exfoliating the top layers of skin, speeding up skin turnover and preventing pores from becoming clogged. Our peels vary in strength and include Salicylic, Jessner, Pyruvic and Glycolic options.

Milia sufferers can opt for a procedure to remove the lumps of protein or debris that have hardened under the skin. This is most commonly done with a sterilised needle and then carefully extracting the milia.

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