Do you have bumps on your face and neck – but they’re not acne?
As it turns out, a lot of people suffer from different variations of these bumps. The most common of these are small, hard bumps are known as “milia” – and they’re often mistaken for whiteheads. Instead, they’re tiny protein-filled cysts that form when dead skin cells get trapped underneath new skin.
Other skin bumps include keratosis pilaris, which occurs when keratin builds up in pores and eventually clogs hair follicles. These hard bumps are usually red in appearance, which is why many people refer to them as “chicken skin.”
No matter what kinds of bumps are plaguing your skin, there are multiple treatments out there that can help you get the smooth, picture-perfect skin you’re looking for. At Awaken Aesthetics in Torrance, CA, we offer the following treatments for bumps on the face and neck:
- Creams: Some bumps respond well to cream medications, especially ones that contain retinol. Prescription-strength retinol can slough away dead skin, which is key to eliminating the bumps trapped underneath.
- Injectable Medications: Cortizone injections are excellent solutions for cyst-like bumps, especially those that don’t seem to respond to exfoliation. Cortizone injections are administered directly to the bumps, which helps break up the proteins that create the cysts.
- Laser Treatments: For lightning-fast exfoliation, laser resurfacing treatments can remove the top layers of dead skin to reveal the rejuvenated, bump-free skin that’s hiding underneath.
- Surgical Removal: Sometimes those bumps might turn out to be warts, moles, or skin tags. In those cases, surgical removal may be the best solution for getting smooth skin. Surgical removal – also known as lesion removal – usually involves injecting local anesthesia into the treatment site and using a surgical scalpel to remove the lesion.
All of these treatment options are available at Awaken Aesthetics in Torrance, CA. Schedule your consultation today at Awaken Aesthetics learn if you’re a good candidate for any of these procedures and treatments.