What are blackheads?
Blackheads or open comedones, are small black bumps that develop on the skin due to clogged hair follicles (pore); they're not filled with dirt but with skin debris and excess of oil. These bumps are black because the inner lining of the hair follicle produces colour. When these pores are plugged, the dead skin cells in the open pore react with oxygen in the air and turn black.
Blackheads are a mild type of acne that usually form on the face, but they can also appear on the following body parts such as neck, back, chest, arms and shoulders.
They are not inflammatory and not infected but can be visible and cause embarrassment and discomfort for patients.
What can cause blackheads?
Several factors may cause blackheads and most common reasons are as follow:
Over production of skin cells by body
Cosmetics/make up since it covers pores
Dose poor hygiene form blackheads?
It is important to know that hygiene procedures and dirt on skin do not directly cause blackheads. Excessive scrubbing can make them worse, however, gentle cleaning of the skin is always recommended and should be part of a healthy skin care routine.
How can you treat blackheads?
At Wharf Clinic we run a thorough consultation and offer a tailored approach treatment to each individual’s need. By combining breakthrough technologies and/or bespoke patented Chemical peel, your skin will look sensational.
Most popular treatments may include:
·For moderate to severe conditions:
Harmony XL Pro ipixel (Skin Resurfacing), Chemical Peel + Homecare products
·For mild conditions:
Microdermabrasion, LED, Noon Aesthetic Chemical Peel + Homecare products