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Why do you have whiteheads ?

Whiteheads (scientifically called closed comedones) are collected sebum and dead skin cells which get covered by a thin layer of skin

They are mainly seen in people with oily skin. 

These are seen as white bumps mainly on areas of high sebaceous gland presence like nose,forehead, eyebrows,chin,inside of ears

There can be multiple factors causing blackheads like:

  • Increased sebaceous (oil) gland activity 
  • Diet (high glycemic index food items / low fat dairy products)
  • External environment 
  • Products applied on face
  • Smoking 
  • Seasonal changes 
  • Genetics 

Most of the times it is a combination of multiple causative factors which result in whiteheads. 

Sometimes whiteheads are not visible to the naked eye but are only felt when your skin is stretched, which are called SUBMARINE comedones. These are difficult to treat but can be managed with the help of expert care.

What can you do about it ?

There are multiple treatment options available for whiteheads. It is always a good idea to let your dermatologist assess your severity and prescribe treatment accordingly.

Best treatments options for whiteheads are :

  • Topical Retinoids 
  • Salicylic acid based Chemicals peels 
  • Medi Facials
  • Manual extraction
Why choose IKSANA ?

Welcome to Iksana, where exceptional care awaits you. Prepare to be captivated by the expertise of our Chief dermatologist, Dr. Aparajita Lamba, as she delves deep into the root cause of your concerns. 

Dr. Lamba vividly remembers the struggles she faced with whiteheads, considering them the most notorious among all types of acne. Drawing from her personal experience, she dedicates meticulous attention to crafting a tailored treatment plan for whiteheads, taking into account various factors such as the specific type of whiteheads (superficial, deep, submarines, sandpaper, or macrocomedones), the severity of the condition, and the affected area on the face or body.

Recognizing that whiteheads often necessitate a multifaceted approach to address existing blemishes and prevent future occurrences, Dr. Lamba combines her expertise and knowledge to develop an effective strategy tailored to your unique needs. Say hello to Dr. Lamba and bid farewell to your whiteheads as she guides you towards a clear, blemish-free complexion.