Blackheads and or whiteheads are clogged pores, called comedones.
Comedones happen due to the fact that the hair follicles are clogged with sebum and dead skin cells.
The difference between blackheads and whiteheads is that a blackhead is an “opened pore” where dead skin cells and sebum are filled at the bottom of the follicle however remain at the skins surface. The air exposure causes the debris to oxidize and darken, giving the appearance of being filled with a dark ball of dirt.
A whitehead is also a comedone, however it is an “closed pore” of dead skin cells and sebum, completely trapped and blocked under the skins surface where no air can enter the clogged follicle. The congestion that is trapped inside the pore remains white, until it drainsfrom the pore. Whiteheads are usually larger, more swollen and sensitive than blackheads.
How can we help?
At TotalBeauty, we provide a wide range of treatments for consistent removal of blackheads and whiteheads. We offer a range of facials, skin peels, microdermabrasion and skin needling to eliminate clogged follicles.