Blackheads, commonly known as comedones are a type of spot, which are a symptom of acne. Blackheads occur when oil and bacteria have been trapped under the skin. The skin which protects the spot breaks, resulting in the contents being exposed.
Blackheads are open to the air; this causes the open pore to turn black because the sebum (oil) becomes oxidized. Most people will suffer with blackheads at some point in their lives. Any skin type can suffer from blackheads; however they tend to be most frequent with those who suffer with oily skin.
How can blackheads be prevented?
Blackheads are blocked pores and this can be established because the gland that produces sebum is over productive resulting in the hair follicle getting blocked. Many people believe that blackheads occur because of dirt, stress or certain foods. These factors are not enough to cause blackheads, however they can contribute to the extent of them.
- Eat a nutritious diet containing anti-oxidants to help the skin fight infections and heal itself.
- Keep a good skincare routine, which can remove surface grime, make-up and dead skin cells to help prevent blackheads.
Treatment for blackheads.
We offer a range of treatments to treat blackheads, as each condition is different your aesthetician will advise you on the best treatment for your condition. This will take place at a consultation before you consider treatment.
Microdermabrasion is a hugely popular and safe treatment which deeply exfoliates the skin.
Microdermabrasion lightly unblocks the pores and promotes the growth of healthy new cells, which helps to reduce the appearance of blackheads and gives a more youthful and clear complexion.
Our customers love us:
“The condition of my skin has improved dramatically as a consequence of recommended treatments, namely; Microdermabrasion, LED Light Therapy and Dermaroller”
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Facials, Peels and Resurfacers
Our range of Facials, Peels and Resurfacers can be tailored to your requirements.
Skin peels are a popular skin treatment that uses an acid solution to remove the damaged outer layers of the skin. This then stimulates the growth of new skin cells, reducing the appearance of blackheads after just one treatment.
We have a large range of facials, peels and resurfacers for all different skin types. Contact us to book a free consultation and our professional aestheticians will be able to help find the right combination of treatments for you.
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