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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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