Acne Surgery (Comedone Extractions)

Acne surgery is the use of various surgical procedures for the treatment of acne. Comedone extraction is a process of applying simple mechanical pressure with a comedone extractor, to extract the contents of the blocked pilosebaceous follicle. In addition to extractions, a licensed aesthetician or healthcare professional may recommend chemical peels. A superficial chemical peel is a process of applying a chemical agent to the skin, so as to cause controlled destruction of the epidermis leading to exfoliation. Glycolic acid, salicylic acid and trichloroacetic acid are commonly used peeling agents for the treatment of active acne and superficial acne scars.