Blackheads, Hale, Manchester


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.

Key Things To Know About 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

Blackheads Treatment In Manchester

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What do blackheads look like?

Blackheads look like small bumps on the skin which are dark or black in colour. Blackheads may appear dotted over the area or as clusters.

Do blackheads smell?

Blackheads can sometimes smell due to the blockage of oil and debris within the follicle.

Where are blackheads most commonly produced?

Blackheads are most commonly found in the T- zone including the forehead, cheek, nose and chin areas but can be found anywhere where there is a follicle present on the face and body.

Will blackheads go away by themselves?

Blackheads may go away naturally on their own, but in most cases will need some form of exfoliation or treatment. Regular exfoliation with a good exfoliating product and use of non comodogenic products can help to prevent blackheads recurring, but will not remove existing blackheads. 

What Are Blackheads?

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.

What Causes Blackheads?

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.

Can blackheads be removed?

Yes, blackheads can be extracted from the skin. Extracting them yourself may not always be the best way as this could result in infection or scarring. We offer many different treatment options which extract or aid the release of blackheads. 

How can I look after my skin after my treatment?

After your treatment to reduce the production of blackheads it is important to follow the skincare regime recommended by your practitioner. This will aid the results of the treatment to gain the best results possible.

How long do blackheads last for?

Usually once there is congestion causing a blackhead, the blackhead will sit within the skin for a while if a treatment or product is not used to aid the removal. This is why it is important to follow a good skincare regime day and night. Weekly exfoliation, use of professional products or professional treatment will help prevent blackheads from forming.

Blackheads Treatment Options

Bespoke Clinical Facial Hale, Manchester
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.

Janssen Cosmetics, Hale, Manchester
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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