In almost every case, calcium deposits under the eyes are more embarrassing to women than painful or medically dangerous, according to the Columbia University Health Services and MedHelp websites. Calcium deposits under the eyes are usually a type of cyst called milia; the condition can result from genetics, skin problems, burns or excessive sunbathing. While some women who suffer from milia around the eyes can wait for them to disappear on their own, other women are prone to get them again and may need medical intervention. Keep in mind that milia is especially common among infants and sometimes called “baby acne,” according to MedlinePlus.
Place a warm, wet washcloth on each calcium deposit. Repeat this process at least a few times a day for several days; this process may help the milia under your eyes fall off on their own faster, according to the Columbia University’s Health Services website.
Call a doctor or dermatologist if the calcium deposits under your eyes don’t go away on their own. Laser treatment or surgery might be required to remove the deposits, notes Dr. Alan Rockoff on the MedHelp website. However, if your baby is the one suffering from milia, keep in mind that laser treatments are usually not a good idea and that the condition is much more likely to go away on its own, according to MedlinePlus.
Put away any rough sheets or clothing that might rub against the milia, advises MedlinePlus. Rough cloths can redden the milia and intensify their appearance.
- Don’t pick at any calcium deposits located near your eyes or anywhere else, warns Columbia University’s Health Services website. Picking at these spots or other spots like blackheads can cause unwanted infections and even scarring.