Extractions for the face or other skin areas are involve manually clearing a clogged pore. Having a professional skincare provider or licensed esthetician perform extractions is much safer and more effective than attempting to do so at home. Done incorrectly, home extractions can damage the pores and spread bacteria, worsening the issue.
A trained professional will first cleanse your skin, then apply an enzyme to soften the skin, making the extraction smoother. After the pore is cleared, an antiseptic/antibiotic solution will be applied to ensure the your skin returns to its normal acid pH and to prevent further breakouts.