Should I go to an aesthetician to extract my blackheads and whiteheads?

Professional extraction of comedones (blackheads and whiteheads) by a cosmetician can certainly help prevent the development of some future acne lesions and is certainly better than trying to extract them manually at home. That being said, extraction is only part of an effective acne treatment and should not be used as a singular treatment for those who suffer from breakouts.

In addition to visiting a licensed esthetician for extractions, it is extremely important to implement and commit to a treatment plan using medical-grade anti-acne products to gently unclog pores, remove blackheads and heal and prevent breakouts. To help extract blackheads quickly at home you can also implement weekly use of pore cleansing strips, such as the MDacne Blackheads Removal Strips.

Tip: Make sure you see a licensed and expereinced esthetician as manual extraction done incorrectly can cause trauma to the sebaceous glands leading to more breakouts down the road and long-term scaring.

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