White Heads Removal Treatment in Hyderabad

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Whiteheads, also called as CLOSED COMEDONES, are the tiny, small, raised bumps that appear on the skin’s surface, giving a rough surface. This is very common and frustrating skin concern for many individuals. Unlike blackheads, whiteheads are closed and they are covered by a thin layer of skin, giving them their characteristic white or flesh-colored appearance.

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Whiteheads Removal Treatment in Hyderabad

What are Whiteheads:

Whiteheads, also known as closed comedones, are small, raised bumps that develop when hair follicles become clogged with excess sebum (oil), dirt and dead skin cells. Unlike blackheads, which have an open pore allowing the trapped debris to oxidize, whiteheads are closed there by preventing exposure to air and keeping the trapped debris white or flesh-colored. Whiteheads are the most commonly found on the face, particularly in areas with a higher concentration of oil glands i.e., T-zone area of the face which includes forehead, nose, and chin, but they can also occur on other areas like the chest, back, and shoulders.

Causes of Whiteheads: Several factors contribute to the development of whiteheads include:

1. Excess Sebum Production: Overactive sebaceous glands can lead to the increased production of sebum, which can combine with dead skin cells and block the hair follicles, creating an environment conducive to whitehead formation.

2. Buildup of Dead Skin Cells: The skin naturally sheds dead skin cells on a regular basis, but when these cells accumulate on the skin’s surface, they can mix with sebum and become trapped in the hair follicles, leading to the formation of whiteheads.

3. Hormonal Changes: Hormonal fluctuations, such as those that occur during puberty, menstruation, or pregnancy, can increase sebum production and can cause the development of whiteheads in the face.

4. Certain Cosmetics and Skincare Products: Using comedogenic or pore-clogging products can exacerbate whitehead formation by further blocking the pores and trapping debris.

5. Genetics: Some individuals may be genetically predisposed to having larger pores or producing more sebum, increasing their susceptibility to whiteheads.

Treatment Options for Whiteheads:

While whiteheads can be stubborn, there are several effective treatment options available to help clear and prevent them. These treatment modalities target the underlying causes of whiteheads and aim to unclog pores, reduce excess sebum production, and promote skin exfoliation.

Here are some common treatment options for Whiteheads:


Topical Retinoids: Topical retinoids, such as tretinoin, adapalene, and tazarotene, are derivatives of vitamin A which help to increase the cell turnover and prevent the formation of whiteheads. They work by unclogging pores, reducing inflammation, and promoting the shedding of dead skin cells.

Salicylic Acid: Salicylic acid is a beta hydroxy acid (BHA) which exfoliates the skin, penetrates the pores, and helps dissolve the debris trapped within them. It is effective in treating whiteheads and preventing future breakouts by keeping the pores clear.

Benzoyl Peroxide: Benzoyl peroxide is an antimicrobial agent that kills acne-causing bacteria and helps reduce inflammation. It is available in various strengths and formulations and can be used to treat whiteheads as part of a comprehensive acne treatment regimen.

Alpha Hydroxy Acids (AHAs): Alpha hydroxy acids, such as glycolic acid and lactic acid, are chemical exfoliants that help remove dead skin cells, unclog pores, and improve skin texture. They can be found in cleansers, toners, and exfoliating treatments.

Prescription Medications: In cases of severe or persistent whiteheads, a dermatologist may prescribe oral medications such as oral retinoids (e.g., isotretinoin) or oral contraceptives (for hormonal acne) to help control whitehead formation and acne breakouts.

Whiteheads Removal Treatments at FMS Skin and Hair Clinics

1. HydraFacial – One of the best and Latest treatment for removal of blackheads, whiteheads. There is extraction, exfoliation along with hydration, all  done at the same time with help of Hydrafacial machine. It is quick lunch time procedure done with no involvement of injections. The removal of whiteheads and blackheads is done by vacuum operated machine and hence there is no downtime and no risk of damage or scarring.

2. Comedone Extraction – Professional extraction performed by a dermatologist or Aesthetician involves manually removing whiteheads using specialized tools. While extraction can provide immediate relief from stubborn whiteheads, it should be performed only by a trained professional to avoid skin damage or scarring.

3. Medifacials –  The facials done at dermatologist clinic are the Medifacials. Many medifacials are based with glycolic acid, salicylic acid making them one of the easy way to remove the comedones and simultaneously improve the skin texture. Options available are FIRE AND ICE FACIAL, OBAGI ACNE CONTROL FACIAL etc.

4. Chemical Peels- Chemical peels involve the application of a chemical solution to the skin, which causes the top layers to peel off, revealing smoother, clearer skin underneath. Chemical peels can help improve whitehead-prone skin by exfoliating the pores and promoting cell turnover. There are various superficial peels and don’t usually cause any peeling of the skin.

5. Laser and Light Therapies: Laser and Light-based therapies, such as laser resurfacing, photodynamic therapy, and intense pulsed light (IPL) therapy, can help to target and reduce whiteheads by shrinking the sebaceous glands, killing acne-causing bacteria, and promoting collagen production.

6. Microdermabrasion:  One of the oldest procedures done to remove the dirt and debris on the skin by aluminium crystals and diamond tip. It causes microtears in the skin, hence not done very commonly.

Whiteheads may be a common and persistent skin concern, but with the right combination of treatments and proper skincare practices, they can be effectively managed and can be prevented. Whether you opt for topical treatments, professional procedures, or a combination of both, consistency and patience are key to successfully banishing whiteheads and achieving clearer & healthier skin. By understanding the causes of whiteheads and adopting a comprehensive approach to skincare, you can improve your skin health.