While all pimples are no fun, blackheads can be some of the most annoying to deal with: They are abundant, hard to hide, and just keep coming back. And with maskne on the rise, blackheads seems to be popping up even more lately.
But before you get your fingers in position to squeeze, step away from the mirror and keep reading. A dermal Infusion treatment might just be what you need.
What exactly are blackheads?
Blackheads, which are medically known as open comedones, are pores that are filled with oil or sebum, debris, and dead skin cells. The oily mixture sits at the surface opening of the pore, where it gets oxidized by air and turns to a black or gray color.
While it’s often assumed that the black material is trapped dirt, it has nothing to do with cleanliness. Blackheads and whiteheads are typically the earliest signs of acne. The main difference between them is that blackheads appear dark due to the pores being open, while whiteheads are closed comedones, meaning that the surface of the plugged follicle is covered by a thin layer of skin, creating a lighter color.
What causes blackheads?
Blackheads have many underlying causes. They are most commonly seen in puberty, when hormones lead to the increased production of sebum or oil and the pore gets clogged. Hormones may also fluctuate and cause blackheads during monthly menstruation, pregnancy, and in those with polycystic ovarian syndrome or other hormonal syndromes where there is an excess of androgens. Other factors may include taking steroids, wearing tight clothing and hats or helmets when sweating (think athletes), and from using thick and occlusive creams or oil-based products that can clog pores. Using the wrong type of skincare for your skin. If you do not know your skin type, read all about digital skin analysis.
How Does a Dermal Infusion Help?
A dermal Infusion skin treatment uses an advanced hydrodermabrasion technology to simultaneously remove dead skin and flush open blocked pores. The diamond tip of the device exfoliates the skin surface, vacuum technology clears blocked pores and pore clarifying serums infuses the right combination of acids to penetrate deep into the pores and unclog them. There is an immediate improvement in skin condition, together with gradual improvement over time. The serums works their way deep into the skin pores, keeping them unclogged and resulting in brighter skin.
When you are ready to get rid of blackheads, schedule a consultation with us.