Hello, I was also interested to get to kniow 'millia' closer. See what info I just received. It might help you. In fact, I started using glycolic peels at home - weekly tratment, 12 ampoules, 125 dollars, by Natura Bisse (Spain) available at Neiman Marcus, and noticed that these bumps do go away gradually. Read on, please:
Those white bumps are called millia and are caused by blocked sweat ducts. You might want to switch to a lighter moisturizer, since I find that I tend to get these more in the winter when I use something heavier on my skin. They're pretty common, and I'm surprised that your dermatologist wouldn't remove them.
I have my facialist remove them for me since it can take a long time for them to work themselves up to the surface of the skin. After your skin has been steamed during a facial, it's more supple and the millia are easier to get out with a sterilized instrument.
I would also recommend using M.D. Forte Facial Lotion I (15% glycolic) or II (20% glycolic) and M.D. Forte Glycare I or II. The M.D. Forte Cleanser II and Glycare Cleansing Gel are also very good. These products are professional grade glycolic acid and really make a difference. You can find discounted M.D. Forte at dermadoctor.com and dermstore.com (doctor's offices seem to charge a lot more). I've just started using this line, and it's already brought what millia I have to the surface so I've been able to remove them myself.