What are Blackheads?

Blackheads are small dark bumps that appear on your skin due to clogged hair follicles which fill with oils, dirt and dead skin. Blackheads are not whiteheads or spots but are a mild type of acne. We have a variety of in clinic and at home treatment plans to help you clear your skin of blackheads.

Types of Blackheads

Blackheads will vary in size and depth and can be found most commonly around the face but also appear on the back and in some cases other parts of the body where our natural oils have clogged. On the face we most commonly find blackheads on and around the nose, chin, forehead and jawline.

Symptom Check

  • Dark, slightly raised bumps of the skin (usually smaller than whiteheads other types of spots).
  • Not tender or painful like whiteheads or spots.
  • Usually gather in small clusters.

What can we do to help?

As a medical skin care provider, we offer a full complimentary initial skin analysis with our medical skin experts to begin your skin health journey. We will assess, diagnose, treat and prescribe you through your bespoke skin journey treatment plan, as well as reviewing your skin concerns progress. Similar to forms of Acne, blackheads can be treated with a combination of in clinic treatments and a home products. FTT Skin Clinics Bespoke Facial treatments include our Obagi Blue Radiance Peel in which removes clogged dirt as well a clearing dead skin. LED Therapy for excess oil production, Extraction, Hydrofacial & our Carbon Laser which will reach and clear below the surface of the skin.

As well as building your bespoke treatment plan in clinic, we have our FTT Expert Skin Prescription Service to prescribe you with the right skin medication in more severe diagnoses cases. Your at home treatment plan is the bases for great skin health and success.

To some blackheads may not bother or irritate someone’s skin or appearance. However continuously clogged pores may cause further dirt build which can lead to other forms of acne.