Acne is one of the most common conditions we see in our clinic. If your acne is making you feel self-conscious, or if breakouts are causing you pain, then our range of treatments can leave your skin feeling soothed and you feeling confident by tackling the acne at its source.
What are black heads?
Blackheads are small, dark lesions that appear on the skin, often on the face and neck. They are a feature of mild acne, but they can appear without other signs of acne being present.
What causes black heads?
Some factors can increase the chance of developing blackheads.
Age and hormonal changes are an important factor. Like other symptoms of acne, blackheads are most common during puberty, when the change in hormone levels triggers a spike in sebum production. However, they can appear at any age.
Androgen, the male sex hormone, triggers greater secretion of sebum and a higher turnover of skin cells around puberty. Both boys and girls experience higher levels of androgens during adolescence.
After puberty, hormonal changes related to menstruation, pregnancy, and the use of birth control pills can also bring on blackheads in women.
Overproduction of skin cells by the body can cause blackheads.
The main symptom is the small, dark lesion that gives blackheads their name.
Blackheads are a symptom of acne, but, being caused by open pores, they differ in some ways from other acne lesions.
Blackheads are non-inflammatory. This means they are not infected, and they will not cause pain and discomfort in the same way as pimples and pustules.
Blackheads have a raised texture, but they are flatter than pimples.
The change in appearance caused by blackheads can lead to embarrassment and social or psychological difficulties in some patients.
Treatments & Prices
Please note these are the treatment types best suited but we recommend booking a free consultation first to find the best treatment for you.
CACI Blemish/Acne Fix. (30 mins)
For acne-prone, visible pores and skin with excess suburb, inc. blackhead extraction.
Red Carpet Ready & Luxury facials
Using our IMAGE products we individually blend a luxury facial using infused plant-derived stem cells, peptides and a high concentration of enzymatic botanicals. Leaving the skin refreshed and fully rejuvenated ready for any special occasion.
Book a consultation with us today to discuss your individual needs
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