Blackheads, commonly known as comedones, are a type of spot, which rise to the surface of the skin. They occur or appear when oil and bacteria have been trapped under the skin. As the skin over the spot breaks, the contents become exposed and oxidises, causing it to turn black. Although any type of skin can suffer blackheads, they tend to gather more on oily skin.

What Causes Blackheads?

They are just an oxidised mix of oil and dead skin cells that are sitting in pores and the exposure to air is what causes them to oxidise and turn black. There are two different types of comedones:

  • Open (blackheads)
  • Closed (whiteheads)

Blackheads are characterised by a dilated opening of a hair follicle, caused by the build-up of sebum, which is oil, P. Acnes bacteria, the primary bacteria responsible for causing acne and inflammation.

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

  • Non comodogenic products
  • Medications
  • Hormonal influences
  • Lack of good nutrition
  • Lifestyle and stress
  • Free radicals including environmental factors, smoking and drinking
Formation of Blackheads

Treatment Options

Regular facials will help and prevent blackheads from appearing. Through regular and combined application of the innovative system care, lightly unblocks the pores and promotes growth of healthy cells giving you a more youthful and clear complexion.

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Pharmacy grade products are an ideal solution. Janssen cosmetics contain strong and pure ingredients to guarantee results in an environmentally safe way to care for skin without harming the natural balance and protection provided by the body. Our skin specialists at Laser Chic will gladly assist and advise on a plan for clear skin.

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