Blackhead Extraction: What to Expect

February 1, 2022 L.A. Vinas
Blackhead Extraction: What to Expect

Picture this: You’re looking at your complexion in the mirror to notice tiny black spots on your nose. They’re not freckles. It’s not dirt. You guessed it — the dreaded but common, blackheads.

Blackheads can happen at any age to any type of skin. While blackheads generally don’t pose a health risk, they can lead to inflammatory acne. That’s why a HydraFacial including a pain-free blackhead extraction can help eliminate breakouts while cleansing and nourishing your skin.

At L.A. Vinas Plastic Surgery, with three locations in Florida, we provide HydraFacials as one of the best ways to smooth and firm your skin.

What causes blackheads?

Blackheads are small bumps that show up on your skin because of clogged hair follicles. As a mild form of acne, blackheads are slightly raised but often not painful.

At each hair follicle, lies one hair and a sebaceous gland that produces oil to keep your skin soft and healthy. When dead skin cells and oils collect, a bump is formed. If the bump stays closed, it’s considered a whitehead but if it opens, it’s a blackhead — it gets a dark appearance of the closed skin.

Some common causes of blackheads include:

  • Too much oil production
  • Bacteria buildup
  • Hormonal changes
  • Certain medications

Blackheads are most commonly found on the face but can also occur on the chest, neck, arms, shoulders. A HydraFacial is one of the best ways to remove blackheads and get clear skin again.

Three powerful steps

There are many facials on the market but not all give you beautiful, noticeable results. Three powerful steps make up a HydraFacial making one of the most effective facials on the market.

The Hydrafacial involves a handheld device that contains specific water and air pressure that’s applied to your skin. Not only will you feel relaxed while indulging in a HydraFacial, but you’ll also feel more confident in your skin.

Here’s how the three steps work:

1 Cleanse & peel

In the first step, we focus on using a rotary tool made of fine-brushes to lift away dead skin and impurities. The sensation can be mildly tickling, but most patients find it to be very relaxing.

Secondly, your skin care technician applies a mild acid peel to your face using a handheld device. This solution works to gently whisk away the old layer of your skin, without causing harm to the layers underneath. After a few minutes, we wash away the solution with a solvent to get ready for the next step.

2 Extract & hydrate

Here’s one of the most impactful steps of the HydraFacial and where the blackhead extraction lies. A special tool with a targeted tip sucks out the impurities from your skin while also administering them with nutrients.

If you’ve had a traditional extraction before, you might be thinking this step will be painful. However, the HydraFacial makes the extraction process a breeze with no pain included. Say goodbye to blackheads, clogged pores, oils, and dirt weighing down your skin. Say hello to dewy skin as we supercharge your complexion with hydration.

3 Fuse and protect

Feel your skin wake up as we replenish it with an infusion serum filled with peptides, Vitamin E, antioxidants, and a variety of other natural extracts. These serums protect your skin from pollutants and impurities that dull your complexion.

Skin conditions HydraFacial helps

Whether you have oily, dry or combination skin, a HydraFacial is a beneficial treatment. In just 30 minutes, you revitalize while we reveal dewy, youthful skin. Not only will you feel great, but you’ll look great too.

A HydraFacial:

  • Minimizes pores
  • Hydrates skin
  • Improves fine lines
  • Removes blackheads and whiteheads
  • Lessens the appearance of age spots
  • Prevents future breakouts
  • Improves skin firmness
  • Gives you a glowing appearance

A HydraFacial is a painless, noninvasive way to get the best skin of your life. This facial can safely be combined with other treatments and has no downtime included.

Are you ready to get beautiful skin? Contact us to schedule a HydraFacial appointment today.

Call your dermatologist or contact us to request an appointment if you notice any of these signs.
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