In comparison to other more severe skin problems, skin blackheads may seem a minor and inconsequential problem to worry about. However, blackheads can pose a problematic day-to-day living for individuals who are prone to getting them. Like many other skin problems, blackheads can also affect an individual’s perception of themselves, their self-confidence, and their esteem. ‘Open comedones is the scientific term for blackheads. They occur due to skin exposure to different aspects of life. At Clear Medical,, we aim to clear these widened pores and minimise their recurrence for clearer skin.
What causes a blackhead?
Blackheads mainly occur in hair follicle pores which are occluded with sebum (oily matter secreted by the sebaceous gland) and keratin (fibrous protein). The sebaceous gland secretions can be induced by skin abrasion or your immune system’s response to internal stress. Research conducted on blackheads shows that there are inherent susceptibilities to open comedones. This also means that they can affect any ethnicity and appear over any area of the body. The black appearance is caused when the open comedones become clogged with dead cells or environmental particles, followed by the oxidation of sebum and keratin.
The Favre-Racouchot disease is more severe solar elastosis (the accumulation of abnormal elastic tissue within the dermis of the skin) within open comedones, studding the periorbital (inflammation of the eyelid and the skin around the eye) region of the face.
Cleansing Nose Strips
Skin blackheads are pretty common over the nasal area, and most people attempt to remove them with cleansing nose strips. We do not recommend using pore strips for blackhead treatment as it is similar to waxing. Removing them with this method may cause irritation and damage to the skin. Over time, it may also cause the sebaceous gland secretions to increase, causing the situation to become more prevalent. The pore size may also dilate further, causing more blackheads.
We welcome you to come and see us for a skin consultation with one of our experts. Of course, you aren’t under obligation to undertake any treatments. We are here to help and advise, not sell. During the consultation, we assess your skin, and treatment explanation is given fully; if there are no medical contraindications, we can arrange an appointment.
How Many Treatments Will I Need?
Treatment intervals can vary depending on various factors; these include the treatment area and the severity of your skin blackheads. The number of treatments needed can also vary depending on an individual’s ethnicity, immune system, stress levels, internal and external biological environments, and skincare between each treatment. We will keep you fully informed throughout the treatment process and will discuss with you our expectations on how long the treatment may be necessary.
How Much Does It Cost?
If It Matters To You, It Matters To Us
Clear Medical carries out blackhead treatment with care, knowledge, and experience, always with the client’s best interests in mind. Our clients always positively comment on the quality of the treatments they receive.
Our guidance or blackhead treatment can either reduce, eradicate or prevent blackheads from being an issue. We want you to be able to have the time to enjoy life without the worry of regular blackheads and skin irritation. Clear Medical provides a clean, relaxing, and friendly environment that gives you the perfect setting for advice, care, and treatment.
Natural Skin Exfoliating Glove
Also, we retail a Cellulose Fibre Scrub Mitt from our online shop. The glove fabric is made from plant fibre, which naturally helps prevent and reduce blackhead appearance. This complements our blackhead treatment and can help enhance the condition of your skin. Therefore, combining gradual exfoliation with your regular skincare regime ensures optimal skin health.
If you have any questions or queries, please do not hesitate to contact us.