Many of us have experienced the frustrating skin condition known as blackheads. They appear on various areas of the body and often cause people to feel self-conscious. Laser Lights Cosmetic Laser Center wants all of our patients to feel confident and content in their own skin, so we provide specialized procedures that work to remove blackheads and improve skin health—in the effort to prevent future breakouts.
Across your skin are a series of hair follicle openings that produce an oil called sebum. When the openings are clogged with sebum and dead skin cells, a protruding bump is formed. Blackheads are formed when the skin over the bump is exposed to surrounding air. It’s a unique blemish because it’s typically a darker color than surrounding skin, but they aren’t as raised nor painful as common pimples.
Who is susceptible to blackheads?
Blackheads can appear in people of all ages and skin types. However, there are certain characteristics that make this condition more severe in some individuals. It can be difficult to pin down why you are noticing blackheads, but the following includes some of the more common reasons:
- Hormonal changes
- Prescription medications
- Overproduction of body oil
- Hair follicle irritation
What are my cosmetic treatment options?
Depending upon your specific needs and preferences, Laser Lights Cosmetic Laser Center offers many selections to chose from for your cosmetic skin treatment. These techniques are not designed to cure you of your susceptibility for blackheads, but they will make your physical symptoms much less noticeable—creating healthy and glowing skin.
- Pore extraction is one of the most successful methods of unclogging pores and eliminating the physical signs of blackheads. Our estheticians at Laser Lights are experienced at helping patients achieve clear skin with manual or instrument-assisted techniques. This process removes the blockage while also healing the pore structure.
- The Hollywood Facial isn’t just for celebrities on the west coast. This cosmetic treatment creates a deep cleansing process with rejuvenated and refreshed results. Patients achieve smoother skin while reducing blackheads, large pores and other blemishes.
- Silk Dermalinfusion® Microdermabrasion uses a twofold approach to maximize results. The first component is a SilkPeel® rejuvenation, which exfoliates, removes skin debris, and fades skin impurities. This can greatly improve your skin health and prevent the formation of blackheads in vulnerable locations on the body. The second component is the Dermalinfusion process. It’s a gentle and non-invasive system that administers topical skincare products that improve tone, clarity and dullness. Combined with the SilkPeel®, it’s one of the most thorough ways to achieve healthy, radiant skin.
If you have any questions about how Laser Lights can help you get rid of blackheads, call our office at (770) 495-9322 today. For more information about cosmetic treatments and tips, follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter for daily updates.