Blackheads (some are yellow) are a wide opening on the skin with a blackened mass of dirt that covers the pour opening. This type of acne forms when dead skin is stuck in a pore with excess oil and bacteria.

blackheadsBlackheads are caused by increased hormone levels which stimulates the sebaceous gland, causing oil to form in the glands. Once the oil is formed, it allows for excess skin cells to get stuck in the pores. It's often from poor exfoliation, the use of occlusive products or makeup that clogs pores.

Should you pick at blackheads?

NO! Leave blackheads to be professionally removed — if you try picking at them yourselves, you will often cause scaring or tear tissues that will make the pours irritated and permanent.

A great solution for Blackheads are one of Metropolitan’s facials, which cleanse, exfoliate, and nourish your skin, promoting clearer and better-hydrated face. Our facials are customized for both men and women of any age to address any specific skin concerns you might have, including: Aging skin, appearance of fine lines, treatment for wrinkles, acne skin care, age spots, or discoloration. Every treatment is customized to your skin’s needs utilizing St. James Medical Grade Skin Care Products.

First Time Skin Care Treatment (90 Minute) Perfect for a first time patient or a patient that has gone beyond 6 weeks since their last facial, St. James peel, or Micro-Needling at The Metropolitan.

Maintenance Skin Care Treatment (60 Minute) This treatment is appropriate for patients who have had a facial, St. James peel, or Micro-Needling at the Metropolitan within the last six (6) weeks.

Extraction Treatment (30 Minutes) A perfect cleanup for stubborn areas to rid the pores of impactions such as: dirt & debris, milia, white heads, black heads, and acne.

Back Treatment (90 Minute Back Treatment) Control acne, blemishes, or just maintain a healthy skin glow on an area that is hard to reach.

Call 952-288-2230 to schedule your first facial with our Edina skincare experts!

Holly has been great- I came in for a laser hair removal treatment, and she didn't hesitate to give me recommendations for vitamins and skin care ideas to help treat the acne breakouts I've been getting recently.


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