Blackheads Removal Treatment Wolverhampton

What are Blackheads?

Blackheads, also known as open comedones, are a type of acne lesion that appear on the skin as small, dark or black bumps. They are a form of non-inflammatory acne and are caused by the accumulation of excess oil (sebum), dead skin cells, and other debris within hair follicles.

How Do You Get Blackheads?

Excess Oil Production: The sebaceous glands in the skin produce an oily substance called sebum. When these glands produce too much sebum, it can mix with dead skin cells and become trapped in hair follicles.

Clogged Pores: The combination of excess oil and dead skin cells can clog the opening of the hair follicle, forming a plug.

Oxidation: When this plug is exposed to air, it oxidises and turns dark in colour, giving the characteristic black appearance.

Unlike whiteheads, which are closed comedones with a white or flesh-coloured bump, blackheads have an open pore, allowing the trapped material to be exposed to the air. Despite their dark appearance, the colour is not due to dirt but rather the result of oxidation.

Where Do Blackheads Occur?

Blackheads commonly occur on the face, particularly in the T-zone (forehead, nose, and chin), but they can also be found on the chest, back, neck, and shoulders. Proper skincare, including regular cleansing and exfoliation, can help prevent and manage blackheads. If you have persistent or severe acne concerns, it’s advisable to consult with a dermatologist for personalised advice and treatment options.

Our Recommended Blackhead Treatments


Microdermabrasion is an exfoliation treatment that removes dead skin cells and improves rough textured skin. It stimulates collagen production by penetrating and disrupting the epidermis. This makes it a reliable treatment for those who want a quick rejuvenation for their skin appearance.

The Eterno Hydr-O-Facial

The Eterno Hydr-O-Facial is a comprehensive 7 step treatment that will completely restore, rebalance & rejuvenate the skin’s complexion. It can fight acne, pigmentation, texture concerns and blackheads. This treatment helps to instantly improve the skin’s appearance.

Chemical Peels

DermaQuest chemical peels exfoliate the skin deeply, targeting stubborn skin concerns such as blackheads. Our DermaQuest chemical peels are intense and designed to produce more advanced results. The solutions used in these peels have a strong ability to penetrate the skin, resulting in a more intense shedding after treatment.


Our DermaQuest Signature Facial is a treatment that addresses skin concerns. It uses gentle actives (acids) and techniques to improve skin health. This treatment is ideal for clients who want to achieve consistent results and improve their skin health.


  • What causes blackheads?
  • Blackheads are primarily caused by the accumulation of excess oil, dead skin cells, and debris within hair follicles. Factors like hormonal changes, genetics, and certain skincare habits can contribute to their formation.

  • How can I prevent blackheads?
  • Regular cleansing, exfoliation, and using non-comedogenic skincare products can help prevent blackheads. Avoiding excessive oil-based products and keeping the skin clean can be beneficial.

  • Should I extract blackheads myself?
  • It is not recommended to extract blackheads at home aggressively. Squeezing or picking can lead to inflammation, scarring, or infection. If you choose to extract them, use proper tools, sanitise them, and consider seeking professional help or advice.

  • How long does it take for blackhead treatments to show results?
  • Results vary depending on the treatment method and individual skin response. Some may notice improvements within a few weeks, while more significant changes may take several months. Consistency with the chosen treatment is crucial.

  • Can blackheads come back after removal?
  • Yes, blackheads can reoccur. Maintaining a proper skincare routine, addressing contributing factors, and being consistent with preventive measures are essential to minimise their recurrence.

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