At Premier Spa & Laser Center, extractions are performed with medical instruments used to gently rid the skin of certain types of acne lesions such as blackheads, whiteheads, and milia. Blackheads are the most common reason for extraction. A blackhead is a pore that has become clogged with sebum and dead skin cells. Sebum is an oily substance produced by your body’s sebaceous glands that helps protect your skin from certain bacteria and keeps it hydrated. An excess of sebum is what leads to acne and blackheads. The dark spot on the surface of the skin that identifies a blackhead is actually oil that has oxidized and darkened upon exposure to the air.
What to Expect
During an extraction, your skin will first be cleaned by your aesthetician, which may also include exfoliation and steaming. Medical instruments are then used to extract the contents of the pores. The cleansing helps to soften up the plug of sebum and dead skin cells that have clogged the pores. Whiteheads will likely be harder to remove than blackheads due to the layer of dead skin cells that grows over the plug of sebum. People with thicker, oilier skin tend to be less sensitive to the extraction process while people with thinner skin may be more resistant to pain.
Trust an Aesthetician
If you try to extract your blemishes on your own, you can make things significantly worse for your skin. Pushing too aggressively or in the wrong direction can push the contents of your blemishes down into the skin, causing the follicle to become more inflamed. You may even cause scarring or more breakouts. Aestheticians are licensed to do these types of procedures, so trust them to perform the extraction rather than taking it into your own hands. Home extractions can lead to breaking the pore wall inside the skin, pushing the bacteria out into the surrounding tissue and spreading the breakout.
How Often Should You Get Extractions?
The amount and frequency of extractions vary from person to person. Some clients may need extractions once a month, while those with oilier skin may need to come in twice a month. Avoid getting extractions done of the same spot repeatedly to reduce the risk of scarring.
Premier Spa & Laser Center
With our deep understanding and appreciation for aesthetic concerns at all ages, the service offerings are based around the common conditions that both women and men experience. The physicians have carefully selected each technology based on its safety profile and proven scientific results. Premier Spa & Laser Center’s mission is to provide clients a place where comfort, beauty, and personalized attention combine to create a relaxing, rejuvenating experience. Contact us or schedule your complimentary consultation today!