I had Milia Removal done at the clinic. There was a lot on my face (maybe around 30). The treatment consisted of the use of a laser to pierce through my skin, followed by manually removing the keratin cysts by squeezing them out. Prior to the actual procedure, the staff applied a numbing cream and left it on for about 20 minutes to let my skin numb up.
I'm not 100% sure that my skin responded to the cream though because it was still very painful when they were doing the extraction. The laser part was relatively bearable (felt similar to being pinched lightly), but the extraction was very painful!
I have pretty high pain tolerance, but I dug my nails into my hands and whimpered during my procedure. Because I had so many Milia and I'm assuming the staff wanted to shorten procedure time, two of the staff worked simultaneously on my face (which means double pain).
The total came out to 330,000KRW, not including the price of the ointment that I got at a discounted price of 5,000KRW at the pharmacy on the 1st floor of the building.
The clinic doctors were right to the point in terms of addressing my questions at the initial inquiry. Prior to the procedure, the doctor took a look at my face and did a consult for about 5 minutes. They confirmed the initial price quote and very briefly explained to me what the procedure would look like.
However, during the procedure, my eyes were covered and nobody explained what was going on. I could feel the laser puncturing my skin and the hands extracting stuff from my skin, but I was not told what part of the procedure they were doing. I also was not given a heads up about the fact that one of the nurses would be taking part in the extraction (which I was not very comfortable with.
Additionally, the 330,000KRW was the price quote for my whole face but when I got home, I noticed that they actually missed a few spots (I had a lot, so I do understand that they may have gotten tired? but it was still a bit disappointing. Perhaps I should reach out and ask for a touch up on the spots they missed the first time.
Overall, I think the clinic did a decent job considering the canvas they had to work on, but could use some improvement on keeping the patients informed on the procedures as well as on attention to detail. If I'm spending several hundred dollars, it wasn't a complete job done.