Does HydraFacial remove whiteheads?
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Okay, perfect. So does HydraFacial remove whiteheads? Now, this is interesting to me. And the reason I’m wondering is because I was, so I come from South Africa guys in case you sort of can’t hear the accent and our lovely Lytsa is from Brazil. But so when I went to college, I was always told that whiteheads were those little white, tiny little sort of like white bumps that you saw mainly around the eye area and the technical term for that was a Milia. And basically, you know, you would find them mainly around the eye area or on areas where the skin was really dry. But then when I came to the UK, I was told that whiteheads is classified as like a pimple that has the head with a bit of puss in it.
In my case, I’ve learned quite similar to you, but also we would say, well, the black heads, it’s the one that is like those little ones you have around the nose. They’re very little, you see the black tip. Exactly. And the white head is the ones that actually there, they are the same size of the black head. However, you don’t see the white tip, but you can still squeeze out something out of it. It’s definitely not like the pimple thing they said here in your case. So I’m guessing we’re all talking about the blackheads and whiteheads.
Yes. I think, I think we discussed blackheads the last time. So I’m going to go on the thing of, let’s put it this way. If we’re talking white heads in terms of from what, from the UK version of it being a pimple with puss it again. No, the HydraFacial, isn’t going to remove that because that’s a lot deeper in the skin, your blackheads and things are more superficial, so we can do it if we do manual extraction, but that’s not normally included in the HydraFacials so yeah, it’s an add on. So let’s kind of go on the fact of what Lytsa and I were taught, what we’ve been taught of what a Whitehead is. So either a Milia, which is literally, it looks like a little white pip that sits underneath the skin and literally doesn’t matter how hard you squeeze it. It doesn’t want to come out
Because it’s not a pore. She’s trapped underneath.
Yeah, absolutely. It’s trapped underneath the skin. And basically you’ve got to open it with like a little needle or a lancet to squeeze it out. So the answer to that one is no, the HydraFacial is not going to do that because it’s under quite a few layers of skin. And if it requires a needle to be able to squeeze it out, the only thing the HydraFacial will help with is that it softens the skin on the surface so that it makes it easier for us to then to be able to squeeze the milia out. But in terms of, will it remove it on its own? No, if we, if we talk about Lytsa’s version of whiteheads in terms of that, it’s basically just that they haven’t turned black because they haven’t oxidized yet, or they haven’t come into contact with oxygen.
However the pore is open and you are able to squeeze it out with your hands, then it will be yes, it can.
Exactly. So if there’s a bit of congestion and you know, the pore is open, but it’s just, it’s fairly fresh and it hasn’t sort of oxidized and that’s why it hasn’t turned black then yes, absolutely. The HydraFacial will help remove that because it is similar to a black head in terms of that they’re superficial. It’s not that it’s sitting underneath layers of skin, so that will definitely be removed. So I know there was a little bit of a complicated question because there was a lot of, sort of different ideas of what whiteheads are. So I hope we’ve managed to yeah.
Should we just do guys pimple milia blackheads or we can call it blackheads, whiteheads usually, you know, it just.
Yeah. So yeah. Basically blackheads. Absolutely. Yes. Millia, no, like I said, it’ll soften the skin, but it’s not going to remove it. And in terms of like your breakouts with the pus, again, no, we can squeeze that out manually, but the HydraFacial itself is not going to do that.