How should comedones be treated?

Comedones are the result of sebum secreted through the sebaceous glands in the skin that did not drain properly. Because it didn’t drain, it gets “stuck” in transit. A small part of it darkens and appears black, hence they are called blackheads. There are also white comedones, aptly names whiteheads.

There are currently excellent solutions for comedones. They work to unclog the pores. These products cause the sebum to drain properly so that additional comedones do not form. Concurrently, cosmetologists perform extraction at the skincare clinic and remove the existing comedones. The therapeutic product alleviates the extraction of comedones, so that it isn’t painful and won’t cause unnecessary marks.

As a team, you and the cosmetologist work together so that your skin looks
smooth and beautiful. A therapeutic product to treat comedones requires taking precautions against prolonged sun exposure.

It’s recommended to avoid using bar soap. They contain ingredients that may clog pores. It’s recommended to wash the face twice per day and no more. Washing the face multiple times damages the moisture levels, which can later lead to the accumulation of dead cells in the pores and to a subsequent problem with sebum drainage. It’s recommended not to apply gel to bangs, since they tend to touch the forehead and cause comedones and pimples to develop.

Comedones mainly emerge during adolescence, but also at ages 20-30 and sometimes even older. There are additional types of blemishes, called milia, that are white in color and usually occur at an older age. They can’t be extracted manually, but with professional treatment – some can be extracted. Others will improve by using an at-home product.

Whether they are comedones or milia, they can be
treated with relative ease. The key is:

  • Proper assessment of the problem
  • Using active and professional products
  • Having the cosmetologist monitor the process until the skin is beautiful and smooth
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