What are blackheads?

Blackheads are a clogged hair follicle (pore), also known as a ‘comedone’. You can get ‘open’ blackheads, named because of their dark or black surface colour and ‘closed’ ones, known as whiteheads, which can sometimes give a bumpy appearance to the skin.

How are blackheads (comedones) caused?

Excess oil production in the sebaceous gland combined with dead skin cells can cause a follicle to become blocked. Failure to remove makeup or cleansing the skin properly is a major culprit. However, over cleaning or exfoliating can also cause blackheads by irritating the skin.

Blackheads are most common on the face, especially around the T-zone and cheeks, although they can be found on the chest or back.

What treatments are available for blackheads?

We offer a range of skin treatments for removing and eradicating blackheads. Why not book a consultation with one of our skincare therapists. They will examine your skin, pores and blackheads, answer your questions and recommend the best skincare treatments for you.


  • Medical Microdermabrasion
  • AlumierMD Skin Peels
  • Mesopeel®

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