Professional blackhead removal treatment is often done at spas, at a dermatologist's office or at a licensed aesthetician's office. Professional treatments vary according to the degree of skin problems, possible allergies and skin sensitivity.
A trained aesthetician treats blackheads by cleansing the area, opening the pores with steam and using a special removal tool called a comedone extractor. A dermatologist often prescribes medication to dissolve blackheads, cleaning the pores. Dermatologists may also treat blackheads with chemical peels if necessary. Facials or specific blackhead treatments are available at many spas. Microdermabrasion is also a frequently used treatment for blackhead removal, and is done by a trained professional.