Comedones

Blackheads can be seen around the eyes, foreheads and cheeks. These not only appear in acne but can also appear in sun damaged skin especially when patients are exposed to smoke/ pollution.

Treatment options include numbing the area with high-quality numbing cream or local anaesthetic and extracting the comedones using a comedone extractor or by laser treatment.

A modified laser technique introduced by Professor Madan and published in the British Journal of Dermatology is highly effective in the treatment of these lesions.

Topical creams and some chemical peels may help in prevention of recurrence of these lesions. As after most treatments sun protection is advised.