11 doctors weighed in:

Cosmetic surgery vs professional facial to get rid of blackheads?

11 doctors weighed in
Dr. William Wallace
Surgery - Plastics
4 doctors agree

In brief: Skin care

Every individual has a unique problem when it comes to facial skin.
Mere blackheads may get a nice headstart from a quality facial, but long term results are best achieved with a prescription grade skin care line such as obagi clenziderm, skinceuticals, etc. Plastic surgery is best reserved for scarring resulting from cystic acne.

In brief: Skin care

Every individual has a unique problem when it comes to facial skin.
Mere blackheads may get a nice headstart from a quality facial, but long term results are best achieved with a prescription grade skin care line such as obagi clenziderm, skinceuticals, etc. Plastic surgery is best reserved for scarring resulting from cystic acne.
Dr. William Wallace
Dr. William Wallace
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Dr. Anifat Balogun
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
2 doctors agree

In brief: Isolaz for blackhead

I agree that getting a facial is a great start to improving black heads.
A deep pore cleansing facial or similar is beneficial. Refining your daily skin care regimen to include the clarisonic cleansing brush, a tretinoin or retinol product is a plus. Many patients love the instant gratification of the isolaz device, which combines broadband light with vacuum to extract debris from pores.

In brief: Isolaz for blackhead

I agree that getting a facial is a great start to improving black heads.
A deep pore cleansing facial or similar is beneficial. Refining your daily skin care regimen to include the clarisonic cleansing brush, a tretinoin or retinol product is a plus. Many patients love the instant gratification of the isolaz device, which combines broadband light with vacuum to extract debris from pores.
Dr. Anifat Balogun
Dr. Anifat Balogun
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Dr. Otto Placik
Surgery - Plastics
2 doctors agree

In brief: Facial first

Get a facial first but medications such as retinoids or salicylic acid may be beneficial to diminish recurrences.
For this, seek the advice of a dermatologist.

In brief: Facial first

Get a facial first but medications such as retinoids or salicylic acid may be beneficial to diminish recurrences.
For this, seek the advice of a dermatologist.
Dr. Otto Placik
Dr. Otto Placik
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Dr. Richard Zienowicz
Surgery - Plastics

In brief: Exfoliate!

A gentle soap such as cetaphil with vigorous facecloth washing with warm water twice daily followed by acnecare daytime which is 5% benzoyl peroxide should remove the dead surface cells that block pores causing blackheads.

In brief: Exfoliate!

A gentle soap such as cetaphil with vigorous facecloth washing with warm water twice daily followed by acnecare daytime which is 5% benzoyl peroxide should remove the dead surface cells that block pores causing blackheads.
Dr. Richard Zienowicz
Dr. Richard Zienowicz
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Dr. Jane Chung
Surgery - Plastics

In brief: Microdermabrasion

There is no surgical procedures to get rid of black heads.
Microdermabrasion with negative suction for example, silkpeel is very effective and using tretinoin is very important to suppress oil gland activity.

In brief: Microdermabrasion

There is no surgical procedures to get rid of black heads.
Microdermabrasion with negative suction for example, silkpeel is very effective and using tretinoin is very important to suppress oil gland activity.
Dr. Jane Chung
Dr. Jane Chung
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