What is the outlook for people with milia?

For babies, milia usually last only a few weeks. They can persist longer in older children and adults. Secondary milia can be permanent. The scarring from improper treatment of milia, such as attempting to squeeze or scrape them off of your own face or your baby’s, can also be permanent.

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