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Acne

About Extractions

Our staff easily remove blackheads and whiteheads with a medical device called a comedone extractor. Patients should avoid picking or squeezing acne lesions, as such action may instead induce the lesion to spread deeper into the skin, resulting in scar formation. Most insurance companies cover this procedure for patients.

Benefits

  • Reduces white heads and black heads
  • Reduces clogged pores

Alternatives

Prescription Topical Medication, Prescription Oral Medication, Photodynamic Therapy, Chemical Peels, Lasers for Acne, Blu-U Light Therapy, Berman Skin Institute Skin Care Products and Microdermabrasion.

How Does it Work?

Extractions consist of removing blackheads and whiteheads with a medical device called a comedone extractor. Light manual pressure is applied to the skin resulting in the easy extraction of these superficial lesions.

Who is a Candidate?

All skin types can undergo this procedure.

What can I Expect?

Pores are unclogged; blackheads and whiteheads are reduced.

Results may vary.

Safety & Side Effects

Extractions have a very strong track record for safety and precision. Side effects are rare and generally temporary. The specific risks and the suitability of extractions can be determined only at the time of the consultation.

Recovery Time

This procedure has no down time.

Does it Hurt?

There is virtually no pain during the extraction procedure.

Before Treatment Instructions

None Required.

After Treatment Instructions

None Required.

Who Performs the Treatments?

Our Physicians, Physician Assistants and Registered Nurses.

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