Don’t do this at home! Picking, popping, squeezing, scratching…we know how tempting it is, but it can make acne worse and cause permanent scarring. For acne prone skin with a tendency to form blackheads, whiteheads, little hard white bumps called milia or ingrown hairs we recommend regular extractions with a medical professional who can safely clear clogged pores and remove debris without causing scars, spreading bacteria and making things worse.
HOW IT WORKS
Medical extractions for acne and acne prone skin are performed in a sterile environment using specially designed instruments that gently loosen and remove sebum and debris from pores. Some extractions may require a tiny incision with a lancet to release trapped sebum. Extractions can be done as frequently as required and are often combined with microdermabrasion, chemical peels or Nano™peels as part of regular maintenance. Recommendations on skincare products that keep skin clear between treatments are provided at your appointment.