How To Get Rid Of Blackheads

Clarity MedSpa, Toronto, Ontario

Effectively remove blackheads without squeezing.

Of the skin nuisances common to both men and women, the most prevalent on a day-to-day basis seem to be blackheads and clogged pores. The urge to squeeze them can be quite compelling and despite one’s efforts to pinch until there is nothing left, these can be an annoying recurrence. 

Temporary beauty counter fixes such as strips, cleansers, masks and scrubs although convenient, offer varying results. To sift through the options, experts at Clarity Medspa in Toronto share their take on what works and what doesn’t. Chantal Ward, RN has a preference for retinoids. “While retinoids are famous for minimizing wrinkles, fading sun damage and bolstering skin thickness, they are also great for clogged pores and blackheads”. Retinoids prompt surface skin cells to turn over quickly while encouraging new cellular growth.  While this makes them effective for managing blackheads, Ms Ward goes on to say that for mature clients “the added benefit of cellular turnover helps with the reduction of fine lines and wrinkles as well”.   

Consumers can choose between prescription-strength or over-the-counter vitamin A derivative and Ms. Ward explains that depending on the condition of your skin, a medical or skin professional can guide you towards the best option and how to use it effectively. With consistent use, the uppermost skin layer (aka the epidermis) evens out and gets thicker. While the shedding process can be a little annoying in the early days, sticking with a professionally supervised regime can produce results that are rewarding. In as early as 3 weeks, one can expect to see visible changes.

Are there any quick-fixes for blackheads?

The answer is “yes”. To accelerate the reduction of blackheads and shrink large pores Chantal Ward, RN often recommends laser treatment plans that might include Pixel or Fraxel™.  For those who want smooth skin without the downtime, one of the most sought after treatments is Spectra™ Carbon Laser. Also known as the Hollywood Facial, the SpectraCarbon Laser Peel produces instant results. Pores shrink, blackheads disappear and clients can be assured that their skin is gala-ready.   


Linda Murphy - Co Founder at Clarity MedSpa & Laser Centre Tronoto, Ontario

Co-founder & Owner of Medical Aesthetics Clinic: Clarity Medspa, Toronto, ON.

Experienced in the areas of non-invasive medically based aesthetic treatments & skin care including:
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