Quick Look @ Comedone Extraction
What: Extraction treatments remove blackheads and whiteheads.
Duration: Session length will vary, depending on the size of the area to be treated. A single area will take 30 mins, the back may take over an hour.
Immediately after treatment: There may be some redness post treatment.
Recovery: Redness, and on occasion bruising may take a few days to resolve.
Number of Sessions: Single session.
Excess oil and dead skin cells build up in the hair follicle and can cause a blockage. The plug that is created can present as a whitehead or a blackhead.
Comedone Extraction treatments use gentle pressure and specialised equipment to remove the plug.
At Oasis Wellbeing Clinic we also have treatments to reduce the occurrence of these blockages in the future.
FAQ's Comedone extraction.
How Does The Treatment Work?
Specialised equipment and gentle pressure are used to remove the build-up of sebaceous oil and dead skin cells from the affected follicle.
Aptly named blackheads and whiteheads can be treated with comedone extraction.
Red or inflamed lesions must not be treated.
Areas For Treatment
Extraction treatment is suitable for all areas of the face and body.
Comedones are more likely to form where there is a build-up of oil; the face, chest, and back are the most commonly affected areas.
Do I Need A Test Patch
It is not necessary to have a test patch.
Who Can Have This Treatment?
This treatment is suitable for all skin types.
Unfortunately, this treatment is NOT suitable for clients:
Who suffer from acute dermatitis
Who suffer from acute eczema
Who suffer from acute psoriasis
Who suffer from cystic acne
Who have had shingles/coldsores in the immediate area
When Will I See Results?
Following your treatment your skin will immediately look much clearer, however there may be patches of flushing that may take a few hours to resolve.
How to make the results last.
The results will last longer if you use appropriate skin care following extraction treatments. Advice and information is given during your treatment.
Is There Any Pain?
You might perceive a slight and transient discomfort, some pressure is felt when working on a deep comedone.
Do I Need To Prepare For Treatment?
Using the correct products at home is important and will make a big difference in keeping the skin clean and healthy in between your professional treatments. Advice on products and lifestyle will be given to you to help manage your home care routine. The use of sun protection must be part of your daily regime.
Are There Any Side Effects?
Temporary or Permanent scarring, discoloration, mild tenderness, redness, swelling, sensitivity, flaking and small scabs. Superficial dark spots can occur when extracting old or deep lesions, and are normal and mostly temporary.
Rest assured, all clients are treated with respect and privacy at Oasis Wellbeing Clinic.