Acne extraction can be an effective procedure to heal pimples faster, reduce future breakouts, and minimize the development of acne scars. When performed correctly, the extraction can remove comedones present in whiteheads and blackheads, thereby shortening the healing time of the breakout.
Further, when performed as a preventative measure, the removal of pore plugs through acne extraction can prevent the acne cycle from starting, thus helping you keep the skin healthier on a regular basis.
What to expect from acne removal procedures
During acne extraction, a dermatologist uses sterilized equipment to clean out your pores. You may need to have your skin exfoliated first. Blackheads and whiteheads can return, so you’ll need to follow a skin-care plan to prevent new blemishes.
A corticosteroid injection will flatten most acne nodules or cysts within 48 to 72 hours. The key to clearing a pimple with incision and drainage is to do this at the right time.
Our licensed medical providers can perform acne extraction safely and tailor the procedure to your unique skin needs. For more information, please contact Orchid Medical Center.