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Microdermabrasion – the most effective way to battle blackheads and whiteheads?


Blackheads, scientifically referred to as comedo, are one of the most unaesthetic skin imperfections. If we don’t actively work on removing them, they may turn into pus-filled blemishes. There are many homemade remedies for comedo, but in most cases it is recommended to get a microdermabrasion from a Beautician.

Comedo – an ailment of oily skin

Blackheads may appear on everyone’s face, regardless of the type of skin. Forgetting about regular exfoliation, not washing face properly and using inappropriate cosmetics may all give comedo even to a perfect skin. They are definitely most likely, however, to affect oily and combination skin. That’s because blackheads are pretty much contaminated pores, clogged by excess sebum and dead, non-exfoliated epidermis. They may look like black dots or create something that looks like white groat, in which case we call them whiteheads.

Numerous homemade treatments may help improve the condition of skin that is prone to blackheads. Store-bought or hand-made exfoliating masks have an actual impact on skin cleansing and it’s a good thing to use them regularly. On top of that, we need to apply properly selected cosmetics on the skin and avoid drying washing products, like the ones containing alcohol. Besides, the best way to battle comedo is microdermabrasion.

Mechanical cleaning

Cosmetic salons have no shortage of customers who regularly get themselves a blackheads removal from the skin on the face. Salons offer several methods of getting rid of them, such as cavitating exfoliation, manual pore cleansing, as well as mandelic acid cleansing. A slightly more expensive treatment compared to the above but also more effective in many cases is microdermabrasion. It consists of Mechanical exfoliation of the outer layer of epidermis, which also allows to cleanse the pores of dead cells and the sebum buildup inside.


Microdermabrasion is a needle-free procedure, during the treatment the Beautician doesn’t squeeze out the contents of blackheads, and doesn’t puncture pimples. The whole process takes place using a specialized head with a diamond tip. The heads apply a layer of aluminum hydroxide on the skin and cleanse it thoroughly.

Above all, microdermabrasion allows to get rid of blackheads, but it also closes cleansed pores, which prevents them from returning. On top of that, diamond heads stimulate the skin to produce collagen and strengthen the elastin fibers. The treatment also helps normalize the seborrhea, properly moisturizes the skin and significantly improves its condition. The peeling also gives a visible effect on the shallow wrinkles and small, shallow scars. Thus the treatment allows to even out the skin’s colors. It is recommended to people with discolorations and scars, among others.

Upsides and downsides of microdermabrasion

A microdermabrasion treatment is not only effective but also fast in removing blackheads, wrinkles and discolorations. At the same time, it leaves no side effects. It is completely painless. This will probably speak to all users, but especially those with sensitive and delicate skin – they may also go through microdermabrasion without worries.

Among the downsides of microdermabrasion, we could list the prices. Without a doubt, homemade exfoliation or even regular exfoliation using steam and needles by a Beautician are much cheaper. Microdermabrasion, however, helps people suffering from advanced acne and blackheads, which cannot always be cured using the simples methods. We should remember that a treatment performed at a beauty salon is also Adequately delicate. Higher intensity is present in microdermabrasion performed by a dermatologist. It is only recommended in specific cases, though.

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