We all have struggled with acne at one point in our lives. Most people want to pop a stubborn pimple in the moment, but by doing so, you could end up causing more damage to your skin. Acne extractions can be very beneficial for unclogging your pores when performed correctly.
Acne extraction is the process of clearing a clogged or compacted pore with the help of special, sterile tools. They are often performed as part of a facial and can help you get rid of problem pimples. They help to clear out all of the unwanted gunk inside of your pores, including dirt, makeup, sweat, and excess sebum.
When coming into one of our dermatology offices in Newark or Middletown, your skin will be treated with the utmost care. First, the esthetician will cleanse your skin and then apply an enzyme with steam to soften the skin and prepare the skin for easier extraction.
Extractions are performed under a magnifying lamp with a bright light so that your esthetician can easily see your pores. The esthetician wears gloves and will then proceed to apply gentle pressure around the pore to extract the contents. Some pores may not be ready to be extracted during the first treatment and may need several treatments before they can be cleared.
Our estheticians may also customize your treatment, combining extractions with other services such as microdermabrasion, facials, or Isolaz treatments and a take-home skin regimen of products.
If extractions are not done properly, they could potentially make things worse. If you are pushing in the wrong direction or pushing too aggressively, you could end up pushing the contents down into the skin, triggering more inflammation and causing a bacterial infection.
Professionals can also easily determine which bumps should be extracted and which ones need more time. The most effective type of extraction is on comedones, which are blackheads or whiteheads. Active acne lesions and pustules with a living infection should not be extracted. Professional estheticians know how to clear out the clogged pores without spreading infection and damaging your pores.
While extractions are great for cleaning out clogged pores, they will not reduce your risk of pimples coming back. Every person’s skin is different and the first step to preventing buildup is often with your at-home skincare routine. At Premier Dermatology, our professional estheticians can help you determine the best skin care to treat your acne and provide you with the best results. Let us help you achieve clearer skin, contact us today!