Blackheads are non-inflamed clogged pores called comedones and are filled with oil or sebum, debris and dead skin cells. The oily mix sits at the opening of the pore. Air oxidises and turns them black/grey. They are hard to hide and likely to return but removing blackheads isn’t impossible.
Most commonly seen through puberty, hormones are the main catalyst. Other factors may include wearing hats or helmets or using thick/oil-based creams. Blackheads are also genetic – larger pore-sized skin is more prone to blackheads. The good news is we have the ideal treatment and advice for preventing blackheads.
This is the ultimate fix for removing blackheads. During a MD facial a jet of ultra-fine crystals sloughs off the top layer of dead skin cells. This reveals the fresh youthful layer of skin beneath.
MD is a super-charged exfoliation that gets deep into the pores. The suction method pulls out sebum from the skin’s pores and makes sure the debris doesn’t spill back over your face.
While loosening the dead skin, the top part of the blackhead is removed. As you go for more treatments, more stubborn blackheads will gradually make their way to the surface.
Maintenance at home
What can we do at home to keep blackheads at bay? A consistent skincare regime is key:
- Wash your face thoroughly twice a day with a gentle cleanser
- Exfoliate at home
- Always remove makeup
- Never use thick or oily creams – use light non-clogging moisturisers
- Wear minimal / light makeup
- Address any hormonal issues.
The sooner you treat blackheads the better. If left too long removal can leave a small hole. With more MD treatments this will reduce in size over time. MD is one of the only methods to get rid of blackheads completely. It also removes a lot of the dead skin that causes blackheads. Regular facials stop the chance of blackhead build-up in the first place.
So book now. A course of MD facials will ensure those pesky blackheads have gone once and for all.