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:
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.