Procedure Time
40 minutes (estimated)
To treat
blocked pores, open pores, blackheads, breakouts, and mild acne
Back to Work
Immediate (estimated)
One-off treatment or course
available as one-off treatment or course of 6 one every 4-6 weeks (recommended).
Duration of Results
4-6 weeks*
Risks & Complications
Redness, irritation, dry skin, and soreness*

Our anti-acne facial is hugely popular and involves a deep-cleansing facial scrub, microdermabrasion, and manual blackhead extraction followed by the application of anti-breakout products. We use only the best facial exfoliators with premium products and the most advanced diamond microdermabrasion to offer a medical-grade exfoliation experience and leave your skin looking clearer, fresher and more even in texture.


Before and after deep exfoliation facial


Before and after deep exfoliation facial
Before and after deep exfoliation facial


Before and after deep exfoliation facial

What does the anti-acne, Deep Exfoliation, blackhead extraction Facial involve?

This 40-minute facial involves the following steps:

  • Double cleanse with medical exfoliators
  • Microdermabrasion treatment using diamond microdermabrasion
  • Mini-peel, exfoliator or steam treatment (depending on skin type) applied to aid to draw blackheads out of the skin
  • Manual blackhead extraction if possible
  • Application of anti-acne products immediately after treatment
  • Skincare advice and product recommendations to prevent the recurrence of blackheads

FREE skin consult and medical skin product recommendation on the day of treatment

It is essential after your anti-acne, deep exfoliation and blackhead extraction facial that you use the correct skincare as this facial alone will not rid blackheads or prevent future congestion and oil production – to permanently solve the problem of oily skin and blackheads you need to use correct products at home and have this facial every 6 weeks.

Your aesthetic skin specialist performing your blackhead removal and facial extraction will be able to recommend medical skincare products to enhance the results by drawing blackheads out of the skin further, ensuring your skin cells continue to exfoliate even after treatment and prevent further blackheads.

To ensure the best results and avoid irritation, please refrain from using any active ingredients for 3 days before and after your facial. Active ingredients include benzoyl peroxide, retinol, salicylic acid, glycolic acid and vitamin C serum. We recommend using only a gentle cleanser and a gentle moisturiser during this period.

Is Anti-acne, blackhead extraction facial the right treatment for me?

This facial is suitable if you have oily or congested skin which is prone to blocked pores or blackheads and occasional breakouts.

Other treatments may be more suitable if you have:

  • Active acne (mild or moderate) – If you have active breakouts then we recommend the Obagi blue radiance peel is a slightly stronger treatment that is very good for acne-prone skin. It will reduce breakouts as well as fade any marks on the skin caused by previous spots. It will also give the skin a glow. Find out more about the Obagi blue radiance peel.
  • Dilated large pores - Dermapen micro-needling is a more specific treatment to reduce pore size, it also has the added benefit of producing collagen and elastin which will reduce fine lines and wrinkles, treat acne scars and give the skin an overall healthier appearance. Find out more about Dermapen micro-needling.

Anti-Acne, Deep Exfoliation & Blackhead Extraction Facial Reviews

Here’s what our clients have to say…
I had enlarged pores on my nose for many years before I came to Dr Leah Clinic, I have the deep exfoliating facial once every 6 weeks now and I am pleased to say I have no blackheads and my pores are much less visible.

Samantha, 34
I have had oily skin and spots since I was a teenager and working in central London did not help. The air pollution seemed to clog my pores even more. I have the Dr Leah facial for acne regularly to stop me from getting blackheads and breakouts. I also use their anti-acne products. My skin has never been clearer after using this facial for acne. I consider it as one the best facial extraction services in London.

Jason, 26

Treatment Price

One off anti acne, deep exfoliation and blackhead extraction facial - June Offer
Package of 3 (£90 per facial)
Package of 6 (£75 per facial)

To view our full price list, please click here

Deep Exfoliation FAQs

How many treatments will I need?

Depending on your skin concern, most people with oily, congested and blackhead prone skin require a deep exfoliating and blackhead removal facial every 4-6 weeks to prevent congestion or blocked pores. It is also essential that you use the correct medical skin products and our advanced skin therapist can advise you on which products you need on the day of treatment.

Will this treatment shrink my pores?

It will help, but to shrink already enlarged pores is a difficult thing to achieve. If the pore size is your main concern, then you are likely to need a combination of our medical skincare products plus this anti-acne facial every 6 weeks to clean out the pores and Dermapen to reduce the pore-size of already stretched pores. The combination of these three things will reverse any stretching to pores and give amazing pore-less looking skin. Your aesthetic skin therapist will be able to discuss with you during your skin analysis how these treatments can be combined.

Should I Exfoliate My Skin If I Have Acne?

Exfoliation is very important for treating acne and blackheads. Using a blackhead removal facial or facial for acne helps remove dead skin which helps reduce bacteria thriving on them.

Are there any side effects?

Possible side effects include redness, irritation, and dryness in the treated area, but these are usually mild and tend not to last long. Most clients are able to return to work or daily activities immediately after treatment.
A full list of possible risks and side effects will be discussed during your face-to-face consultation.

Who can have this treatment?

Suitable for both males and females and all ethnicities.

Who should not have this treatment?

If you have dry and very sensitive skin, then this is not the best facial for you. Your aesthetic therapist will be able to advise which facial is best for your skin during your skin analysis consultation.

At Dr Leah Clinics, you’re in safe hands

Meet the Dr Leah Clinics Team

Dr Leah Totton
Medical Director
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Dr Cian McLoughlin
Senior Cosmetic Doctor
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Dr Bassam Band
Senior Aesthetic Doctor
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Dr Andreas Naparus
Plastic Surgeon
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Shirin Hussain
Advanced Aesthetic Therapist
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*Results may vary from person to person

Remote Skin Consultation

Our skin therapist will respond via email within 2 working days with a suitable recommendation for you. Please note that doctor treatments e.g. injectables, aqualyx, thread lift, mole removal consultations are not available via remote consultation and require a face to face appointment. Call 0207 877 5999 to book a consultation with one of expert doctors today.
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