Comedone Extraction

For blocked pores, milia, blackheads and whiteheads.

Treatment Information

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.

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.

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.

Suitable Comedone Types

Aptly named blackheads and whiteheads can be treated with comedone extraction.

Milia and open pores can also be removed.

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

You do not need a test patch for comedone extraction.

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 Can I Make My Results Last The Longest?

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.


From £70


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