Blackheads/Breakouts

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Blackheads/Breakouts

Causes + Solutions

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About Blackheads

When you suffer from blackheads, it can feel like they’re impossible to get rid of no matter how many different facial products you try. We offer Effective Professional Blackhead Removal To Regain Your Confidence

 While there are many blackhead products available from the supermarket or chemist, these products are often ineffective and may in fact exacerbate the problem. If you have exhausted topical treatments professional blackhead extraction offers an effective treatment alternative.

Signs and Symptoms

Blackheads and whiteheads are incredibly common. They affect people of all ages but are most prevalent in adolescents during puberty. They not only look unsightly, but can also cause pain and redness. Fortunately, there are professional whitehead and blackhead treatments available that are effective and successful for most sufferers.

Blackheads

These are characterised by flat brown or black dots that vary in size and are often located on the face. They may become inflamed as a result of infection, which can cause a reddening of the surrounding area.

Whiteheads

These are raised bumps that, as their name suggests, are white or slightly yellow in colour. They vary in size and most commonly seen on the face.

Why Do I Have It?

Both blackheads and whiteheads occur as a result of a clogged hair follicle (comedo). What makes them different, however, is the type of comedo and what causes it to be clogged.

Blackheads

These are known as ‘open comedones’ because, although the follicle is blocked, the blockage is open to the air. They occur as a result of excess facial oil and sebum production, dry skin and dirt – which cause the follicle to become blocked – while oxidisation makes them follicle appear brown or black. When a blackhead extraction facial is performed, all oil, sebum, dry skin and dirt is gently squeezed from the follicle.

Whiteheads

Whiteheads are known as ‘closed comedones’, as the blocked follicle is closed to the air. Like blackheads, whiteheads are caused by excess facial oil and sebum production, dry skin and dirt. The difference between the two lies in the presence of bacteria that result in whiteheads. Propionibacterium Acnes bacteria multiply in the clogged pore causing redness, infection and the production of pus. As the clogged follicle is closed to the air, the pus stays underneath the skin.

What is it?

When you suffer from blackheads, it can feel like they’re impossible to get rid of no matter how many different facial products you try. We offer Effective Professional Blackhead Removal To Regain Your Confidence

 While there are many blackhead products available from the supermarket or chemist, these products are often ineffective and may in fact exacerbate the problem. If you have exhausted topical treatments professional blackhead extraction offers an effective treatment alternative.

Signs and Symptoms

Blackheads and whiteheads are incredibly common. They affect people of all ages but are most prevalent in adolescents during puberty. They not only look unsightly, but can also cause pain and redness. Fortunately, there are professional whitehead and blackhead treatments available that are effective and successful for most sufferers.

Blackheads

These are characterised by flat brown or black dots that vary in size and are often located on the face. They may become inflamed as a result of infection, which can cause a reddening of the surrounding area.

Whiteheads

These are raised bumps that, as their name suggests, are white or slightly yellow in colour. They vary in size and most commonly seen on the face.

Causes

Both blackheads and whiteheads occur as a result of a clogged hair follicle (comedo). What makes them different, however, is the type of comedo and what causes it to be clogged.

Blackheads

These are known as ‘open comedones’ because, although the follicle is blocked, the blockage is open to the air. They occur as a result of excess facial oil and sebum production, dry skin and dirt – which cause the follicle to become blocked – while oxidisation makes them follicle appear brown or black. When a blackhead extraction facial is performed, all oil, sebum, dry skin and dirt is gently squeezed from the follicle.

Whiteheads

Whiteheads are known as ‘closed comedones’, as the blocked follicle is closed to the air. Like blackheads, whiteheads are caused by excess facial oil and sebum production, dry skin and dirt. The difference between the two lies in the presence of bacteria that result in whiteheads. Propionibacterium Acnes bacteria multiply in the clogged pore causing redness, infection and the production of pus. As the clogged follicle is closed to the air, the pus stays underneath the skin.

Treatment Solutions

Microdermabrasion

Microdermabrasion entails virtually no discomfort, downtime or recovery. The treatment is not painful, and because it has no down time, there is almost no risk of side effects.

Skinsitut Peels

Chemical peels produce a controlled wound that will result in skin renewal with the reduction or disappearance of sun damage, pigmentation, acne lesions, fine lines and wrinkles.

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What our customer's say...

Paula Andrea Daza Lopez
Paula Andrea Daza Lopez
21/04/2022
i had a few laser sessions and it went super well. highly recommended.
Jesse Gerner
Jesse Gerner
13/04/2022
Friendly , caring staff and really helpful advice - definitely recommend them!
Rebecca Ryan
Rebecca Ryan
13/04/2022
Friendly, quick and lovely staff!!
Portia M
Portia M
11/04/2022
I had micro needling done with dermal clinician Megan. She is very personable, professional and passionate about her work. She gave me a thorough briefing of the procedure and answered all of my questions during the consult. The treatment went very smoothly and I knew I was in safe hands. Looking forward to the results!
shraddha tiwari
shraddha tiwari
08/04/2022
Mal was simply the most amazing and best consultation I've ever had here! She takes great care, eases you in the process as it is a bit scary, and very professional. The treatment has worked really well for me so far. I have an Indian dusky skin tone and had many queries and doubts going in. However, all my doubts were clearly answered and I would highly recommend the clinic to anyone looking for laser treatments! The place is very clean, organised, has great ambience and offers great services!
Charm Saga
Charm Saga
06/04/2022
VicLaser in Collins St. is a relaxing and clean facility. Ms. Mal looks after me, very friendly, accommodating and knowledgeable of what she does since the day I started my sessions, and will always make sure you feel comfortable before, during and after the service. Had a very nice experience and still going. Kudos to this branch especially to Ms. Mal 👏🏻☺️
Hailey Somerville
Hailey Somerville
06/04/2022
Friendly and welcoming staff!
Madhuri Bhatt
Madhuri Bhatt
24/03/2022
Had my first session and it went off very smoothly. I have sensitive skin but Alexandra was so patient and gentle with me. The technology used is really effective.
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asli uysal
24/03/2022
I can tell you! Best place in Melbourne for laser treatment! Megan, the girl, my favourite So far! (she is new)I had laser treatment on my whole body; (“As I have solid black hairs“). Even after the first treatment, my hair disappeared for a month. 💛💛💛%100 satisfied recommended for new ones.
Xanthe Magree
Xanthe Magree
16/03/2022
Super chill and friendly, also great prices