Ever stayed up way too late watching pimple popping videos? This process of “popping” pimples is more commonly referred to as “extractions” to skincare professionals. An extraction is the process of clearing a clogged or compacted pore by manual or mechanical means.
At Ellemes Medical Spa in Atlanta, GA, we extract all of the “bad” stuff from the skin, such as blackheads and whiteheads, to ensure the skin is fresh and clean after each appointment. Blackhead extractions are often performed as part of every Facial.
Blackheads are common skin concerns as they are visible dark spots on the surface of the skin. A blackhead is a pore that has become clogged with excess sebum and dead skin cells. The visible dark spots you see are actually oil which has oxidized and darkened with exposure to the air.
In addition to blackheads, pustules and pimples can also be extracted, depending on their size and depth. Some pores may not be ready to be extracted on the first attempt and may require several treatments before they can be cleared.
Extractions are performed under a magnifying lamp with a bright light, so that your Esthetician can easily see the pores that need to be deep-cleansed. The esthetician wears gloves, and applies gentle pressure around the pore to extract the contents. This may be done using the fingers or a special tool designed for the purpose of extracting.
What should I look for before getting blackhead extractions in Atlanta?
When searching for the best place to receive extractions, it is important to find an experienced, knowledgeable, and licensed esthetician who is knowledgeable about skincare and is very passionate about their work. At Ellemes Medical Spa, our skincare provider has over 10 years of experience performing a variety of skincare treatments on all different skin types, so you can rest assured your skin is in excellent hands with us!