what are blackheads?
Blackheads are small bumps on the skin that result from clogged hair follicles. They have dark or black surfaces and are generally very small. Blackheads are a mild form of acne and usually form on the face, especially on the nose and chin, but they can also appear on the back, chest, neck, arms, and shoulders.
Blackheads are most commonly treated with over-the-counter products, like spot treatments that contain salicylic acid and benzoyl peroxide. However, bumps that don’t respond to treatment or that are damaged as a result of at-home popping will require a trip to a skin specialist like the one we have at Reimagine Clinic. Our Montreal beauty clinic is uniquely equipped to help you treat blackheads, no matter how severe they may appear to be.
What causes blackheads?
Blackheads form when a hair follicle in the skin becomes clogged or plugged. Dead skin cells and excess oil collect in the follicle’s opening, which produces a bump. If the skin over the bump opens, the air exposure causes the plug to look black, thus forming a blackhead. If the skin does not open, a whitehead is formed.
Blackheads are a type of acne vulgaris, or hormonal acne. The most common cause is oil gland over-production, which can happen during hormonal shifts, such as puberty, menstruation, and pregnancy. Blackheads can also form when hair follicles are irritated or when dead skin cells do not shed regularly.
The solutions offered
Blackhead extractions are a great way to get rid of clogged blackheads and whiteheads. You can book your blackheads extraction right away at our beauty spa in Montreal.
Hydra dermabrasion is guaranteed to improve your overall skin condition and as well as unclog pores that may be filled with white heads, blackheads and sebums.
Microneedling is truly a wonder facial that helps with removing blackheads and at the same time repairing your skin. We offer a variety of microneedling treatments at our Montreal beauty clinic.
Chemical peel is harsher treatment compared to the other one’s in terms of treating blackheads but it is one of the best out there. Chemical peels removes the first layer of skin.