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You CAN Get Rid Of Those Pesky Blackheads!

Written by Keren Lai, Aesthetician

School is out and summer is in full swing. Now, more than any other time of year, our clients are bothered by the build up of blackheads on their face, and rightly so. Excess sweat and more frequent application of sunscreen is the perfect recipe for blackhead formation.

But what are blackheads exactly?

When a pore fills with sebum and dead skin cells, a blockage can form. These blockages are called open comedones, and when exposed to oxygen, they oxidize and turn the sebum a dark color – hence the name blackheads.

You CAN get rid of blackheads! Along with proper extractions during your facial treatment at Greenwich Medical Spa, there are remedies you can do to prevent buildup in the pores.

Gentle exfoliation is a great place to start! We suggest Arieed MD reDeem Everyday Radiance Daily Exfoliating Pads. These pads combine a delicate blend of glycolic, salicylic, lactic and kojic acid combined with organic aloe vera. Use these pads as your toning step or as a skin cleansing wipe after exercise or time outdoors.

Vitamin A, or Retinol, is another helpful ingredient when it comes to battling blackheads. Retinol helps to promote cellular turnover and normalizes sebum production. We love Arieed MD reBuild Retinol Serum 50. Use it 3 times a week in the evening, and notice a significant change in your skin within days.

These at home products from Arieed MD, along with routine facials at Greenwich Medical Spa, is your ultimate solution for clearer pores and glowing skin!

Male patient receiving an Emsculpt NEO treatment to the abdominal area.

Frequently Asked Questions

What can EMSCULPT NEO do for me?

EMSCULPT NEO is an amazing noninvasive body sculpting treatment. It’s perfect for patients who are looking to get summer body ready! With this state-of-the-art, two-in-one technology, you build muscle and burn fat at the same time! This treatment provides a 30% reduction in subcutaneous fat and 25% growth in muscle on the treated area after a recommended number of treatments.

How does EMSCULPT NEO work?

While you lie down and relax, EMSCULPT NEO sends high-intensity energies deep below your skin, making your muscles contract in a big way that is like doing thousands of crunches or squats in a few minutes. While your muscles are contracting, the energy from the applicator simultaneously sends warmth to your fat cells, heating them up to the point of destruction. So you build real muscle from the contractions while destroying fat cells that are later naturally eliminated by your body.

How many EMCULPT NEO treatments will I need?

The recommended treatment plan is 4-6 treatments, one week apart. Depending on the patient, you may see improvement in your muscle tone, core strength and posture within a few weeks. And you’ll see fat reduction continue for about 12 weeks after your last treatment.

Are there any patients for whom you do not recommend EMSCULPT NEO?

EMSCULPT NEO is great because it has been shown to be safe and approved for all body and skin types. Contraindications include hernia, recent surgery, and pregnancy, so if a patient has any of these conditions, they should wait until they don’t to get EMSCULPT NEO.

What is the difference between CoolSculpting and EMSCULPT NEO?

CoolSculpting is a well-known treatment that is excellent for reducing unwanted fat in targeted areas. EMSCULPT NEO also reduces fat, but it has the benefit of building muscle, which is what its predecessor EMSCULPT was made to do.

Which treatment you choose depends on what your body needs and your personal goals. If you have great muscle tone and only need to get rid of some extra fat in a specific area like your abdomen or below your chin, CoolSculpting is an excellent option. But if you have loss of muscle tone and need more of a lift or tightening to a certain area like your abs or butt, EMSCULPT NEO is your two-in-one solution.

What is your favorite thing about EMSCULPT NEO?

Not only is this treatment super convenient with one treatment lasting only 30 minutes, but there is also no downtime! Patients can go about their day as they normally would immediately after their visit.

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