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Skin Concerns

Blackheads

Blackheads are follicles filled with excess oil, debris and dead skin cells which oxidise, giving them a black or dark appearance. They appear most commonly on an oily skin type and can be present at the early stages of mild to moderate acne.

Blackheads also known as “open” comedones are follicles filled with excess oil, debris and dead skin cells which oxidise, giving them a black or dark appearance. Although anyone can suffer from blackheads, they appear most commonly on an oily skin type and can be present at the early stages of mild to moderate acne. Most people will experience blackheads at some point in their lives this can be due to many different factors including excess oil production or an insufficient use of a skincare regime.

As blackheads are most commonly seen on oily skin types, you may be able to identify them if you can see the following signs:

  • Bumpy appearance with black/dark coloured spots, Individual or clustered
  • Enlarged pores
  • Excess oil production
  • Build-up of dead skin cells

Blackheads occur when open follicles are filled with excess oil, debris and dead skin cells. When the plug of oil, debris and skin cells is exposed to oxygen a process called oxidation occurs which results in the black/dark appearance. Although most commonly found on the T-zone which includes the forehead, nose and chin blackheads can appear anywhere where follicles are present on the face and body.

There are many reasons why blackheads can appear on the skin, factors that can contribute to blackheads:

  • Non comodogenic products
  • Medications
  • Hormonal influences
  • Lack of good nutrition
  • Lifestyle and stress
  • Free radicals including environmental factors, smoking and drinking
East Gate Extraction of whiteheads, blackheads and Milia

During your 1hr treatment open blackheads, closed whiteheads and milia will be cleared from the skin. The forehead, nose, cheeks and chin are key areas of focus. Using an extraction peel and medical nano steam the skin is prepared and opened for easy extraction, with far clearer skin. A course of extractions may be required depending on the severity of your skin condition.

Highgate Bio-Hydroderm 

Hydrodermabrasion is a mechanical treatment used to superficially exfoliate the skin to improve the texture and appearance of dull and congested skin including blackheads. Bio-Hydroderm uses microcrystals to gently exfoliate your skin without causing any discomfort or downtime. This treatment is ideal for someone wanting a fast and effective treatment. For best results against blackheads we recommend a course of treatments.

Royal Mayfair Medical Facial 

Glycolic acid is an Alpha-Hydroxy Acid (AHA) that is used for chemical exfoliation. Glycolic peels are a great remedy against blackheads, as the acid penetrates very superficially into the skin working to soften and break down blockages within the pores. This superficial way of exfoliating removes the dead surface skin cells which contribute to blocked pores causing blackheads. A course of Glycolic peels is recommended, we offer 3 for 2 on our Glycolic peels so great value to gain great results.

Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) Skin Rejuvenation

Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) skin rejuvenation therapy is a safe, effective and versatile treatment improving the appearance of many skin issues. It is non-invasive, gentle on your skin and pain-free. IPL is a light therapy that is suitable if you are suffering from: birthmarks, live acne, hyperpigmentation, broken blood vessels, brown spots, liver spots, age spots, discoloured skin, wrinkles, freckles, rosacea, scars, and spider veins.

Enquiries

We are always happy to help if you have any skin-related problems.