At Esthetica MD in Englewood NJ our master estheticians are no strangers to encountering blackheads and whiteheads.
As two skin conditions that are common among the majority of our patients, blackheads and whiteheads are a primary concern for treatment at our medical spa.
Utilizing the latest treatments and technology, you can trust our professionals to help you create a treatment plan to help keep your pores clear of blackheads and whiteheads for radiant skin.
What Are Whiteheads and Blackheads?
Blackheads and whiteheads are also known as comedones. They’re caused when oil and dead skin cells collect inside of your pores, leaving them clogged with debris. Clogged pores can be a precursor of acne in many patients. Proper removal of blackheads and whiteheads through extraction in a facial treatment is essential not only in cleansing your pores but also in preventing any scarring from improper extractions.
Blackheads are considered to be open comedones. When oil and dead skin cells in an open pore react with oxygen in the air they oxidize and turn a dark color, which makes the blackheads obvious to the naked eye. Whiteheads are closed comedones that are filled with the same materials as blackheads, but because air doesn’t reach the follicle the bump on the skin stays closed. The pus underneath shows through thin skin as white material, giving the pustules their name.
Factors that increase the risk of developing whiteheads and blackheads include:
- Use of products that are not proper for your skin type
- Production of excess oil
- Buildup of surface dead skin cells
- Irritation of hair follicles
Complications of Blackheads and Whiteheads
Ignoring blackheads and whiteheads may lead to complications with your skin including acne. Infections may occur if bacteria enter a whitehead, which causes it to turn into a pustule or papule. Picking or squeezing blackheads, whitehead or acne breakouts may lead to scarring. Booking a comprehensive consultation with one of the master estheticians at Esthetics MD in Englewood can put you on the right track to clearing your skin of blackheads and whiteheads in order to prevent any further complications with your skin.
How to Get Rid of Blackheads and Whiteheads
Whitehead and blackhead removal is possible through several different methods. You esthetician will discuss treatment and product options with you to find a solution best suited to your needs. Most treatments can be done right in the office of Esthetica MD. You can get rid of blackheads and whiteheads with little or no downtime. Common treatments include:
This gentle, non-surgical treatment exfoliates the outer layer of your skin to improve skin conditions such as enlarged pores, blackheads, acne and acne scars.
Peels use applications of chemical solutions to improve cell turnover and promote a healthier complexion. You’re offered chemical peels that are customized for your particular skin condition.
Blue light that kills acne-causing bacteria penetrates your skin in a non-invasive way. This treatment causes no damage to your skin.
Acne treatment with Isolaz uses a gentle vacuum suction to clear your pores, while a laser light kills acne causing bacteria. A series of treatments are recommended for best results, but there’s no downtime.Don’t let blackheads and whiteheads make you want to hide your face.
YourEsthetica MD skin care team will help you choose the most effective treatment for improving the condition of your skin so you can put your best face forward. Book an appointment for clearer skin today.