At some point or another, we have all experienced the frustration of looking in the mirror and seeing little black dots on our nose, chin, or forehead. 😤 Try as you might to get rid of them, blackheads tend to act much like mosquitos: when you kill one, five more pop up for its funeral.
The babes at Images Med Spa have tons of experience helping men and women of all ages and skin types in Wheaton to address and treat all of their concerns, from wrinkles and pigmentation to sun damage and blackheads.
Keep reading to learn more about blackheads and our suggestions on how to get rid of them.
Let’s FIRST understand what blackheads are
The first rule of warfare: know your enemy. We all know what blackheads look like, but do you know how they got there to begin with?
The difference between blackheads and pimples
Both classified as acne, blackheads and pimples are simply two different forms of it. These blemishes develop entirely differently and therefore must be treated differently, too.
First, look at the differences in appearance: Pimples are a type of inflamed blemish. They are typically red, swollen, and have a red or white head. Blackheads, however, have a dark or black head and are not swollen or raised— in fact, some could be mistaken for a freckle or appear sunken into the skin
A blackhead appears when a pore becomes clogged at the skin’s surface rather than deeper in the pore (when you get a whitehead pimple). The oil creates a “plug” at the top of the pore that oxidizes, creating the color in the spot you see.
Since blackheads occur at the skin’s surface, dissolution of blackheads is possible without disrupting surrounding skin and creating scars or risking infection. We have a few at-home tips for how to get rid of blackheads in Wheaton.
How to get rid of blackheads at home
Since we just learned that blackheads sit at the skin’s surface, the Images experts can tell you that chemical exfoliation is going to be the gentlest way to dissolve blackheads at home.
We recommend using salicylic acid (which can be found in our Purifying Foaming Wash) followed by a salicylic acid gel leave-on product. If you want some amazing anti-aging benefits plus blackhead removal, try our Retinol Complex!
If you’re still having trouble with blackheads, come in for a free consultation at Images Wheaton! We can walk you through our facial and chemical peel options, plus we can introduce you to our HydraFacial in Wheaton to help you tackle your blackheads once and for all!
Pro tip: It may be tempting, but NEVER do this to get rid of blackheads…
Never, ever, ever squeeze! Picking, scratching, popping, or any other form of physical extraction should be avoided at all costs.
Pore strips and other extraction tools only irritate your skin more—and when placed in the hands of a novice, extraction tools lead to wounds, scars, and chances for dangerous infection.
The golden rule of treating acne at home: know when to stop and seek professional help!
Still frustrated? Talk to the Images babes about scheduling a HydraFacial in WHEATON!
If these tips don’t quite do the trick for you, the HydraFacial MD™ is a revolutionary medical-grade device that leaves your skin ahh-mazing and positively glowing afterward 💞It’s also the world’s most popular facial treatment!
HydraFacial’s amazing ability to get rid of blackheads in Wheaton at Images lies in the second and third steps of this four-step facial.
After the hydradermabrasion in step one, we apply a gentle glycolic and salicylic acid peel, dissolving the remaining dead skin and get rid of blackheads. Then, we use a vortex attachment that literally sucks any remaining blackheads right out, along with deeper-stuck oils and dirt.
With regular HydraFacials in Wheaton from Images, you can eliminate and keep your blackheads at bay.