Are blackheads your number one enemy? Do you regularly pop zits only to make them look worse and prolong the healing process? Would you like to be pimple-free with a simple in-office visit? If so, it might be time to join thousands of happy extraction clients at Derrow Dermatology.

Extractions are part of a non-invasive treatment designed to safely and effectively remove comedones (aka pimples). The procedure promotes a faster healing process making it perfect for the guy or gal who has regular outbreaks. Extractions can be done anywhere that blackheads or whiteheads are present, but the most requested locations for removal are the face and trunk.

How Do Extractions Work?

Extractions are done in-office by our skilled esthetician. She uses a medical-grade comedone extractor tool and a magnifying glass to get up close and personal with your clogged pores. She’ll then apply gentle but firm pressure to force out unwanted blackheads and pop pesky whiteheads. The result is blemish-free skin with faster healing times.

Am I a Good Candidate for Extractions?

Extraction procedures are safe and effective for all skin types, textures, and tones. Whether you’d like to achieve a smooth, radiant complexion before a big event or want to keep skin looking fresh with preventative care, extractions may be the solution you’re looking for. Extractions are also an excellent adjuvant treatment to use in conjunction with topical retinoids, oral antibiotics and other prescription acne medications that your provider may have recommended for you.

Common extraction treatment areas include:

  • Face
  • Neck
  • Chest
  • Back
  • Shoulders

Regular extraction treatments are a good idea for patients who can’t resist the urge to pop at home. Popping pimples on your own can introduce unwanted bacteria causing excessive healing times and potential scarring. Dr. Witt will help assess your candidacy for the procedure during your initial consultation.

How Long Does a Typical Treatment Take?*

Treatment times are dependent on the area being addressed and the severity of your concerns. However, you can typically expect to be in and out of the office within the hour. Secondary extractions are often shorter than the initial procedure. Most patients enjoy the spa-like treatment and experience no discomfort.

“I have been going to this dermatology group for my horrible acne and let me just say they are the most kind and caring. Every time I arrive, I sit to enjoy sweet Starbursts, wonderful receptionists, and low waiting times to get my medicine. I have had appointments with Dr. Derrow and Dr. Sarantos, and I am happy to say I would recommend this dermatology group to my friends and to anyone reading this. :-)”*

Adrian, Patient

What Results Will I See?*

One of the main benefits of extractions is nearly instant blemish-free skin. You esthetician uses a hands-on approach to ensuring you’ll leave the office zit-free. Having extractions performed in-office (rather than at home) can promote faster healing times and less chance for adverse scarring. Optimal results from your extraction procedure can vary, but most patients are happy with the immediate outcome.

Is There Any Downtime?

While there is no downtime associated with extractions, your skin may be slightly red or puffy after treatment. Any adverse side effects should subside within several hours after treatment. The application of makeup should be avoided approximately 24-hours post-treatment to allow pores time to close and your skin to settle.


Take the Next Step – Request an Appointment Today!

Ready to learn more about blackhead or whitehead removal with Extractions? The first step is to come in for an in-person consultation with our expert providers at Derrow Dermatology in Maitland, FL today.

Please fill out the form on this page or call our office during normal business hours (407) 389-2020.

*Individual Results May Vary*