How to Use Blackhead Removal Tool


0:00 hi i'm dr. rafael Darvish with skin

0:02 peccable dermatology and Cosmetic Laser

0:04 Center here in los angeles california

0:05 i'm going to be discussing with you

0:08 today how to use a blackhead removal

0:09 tool the materials you're going to need

0:11 for this are a sterilized comedone

0:14 extractor a warm towel alcohol pads

0:16 gloves and god´s blackheads also

0:20 commonly known as commode owns or open

0:22 comedones are a common issue that arises

0:24 when patient has acne and it's generally

0:28 a combination of dirt oil the debris

0:32 that clogs up a pore and gets oxidized

0:36 to become a black color to remove a

0:39 blackhead or open comedone as the

0:42 doctors call it the easiest or best way

0:45 to do it is by using a comedone

0:47 extractor and so today we're going to be

0:50 demonstrating how to remove these

0:52 blackheads so step one in removing a

0:55 blackhead is to heat the area up so you

0:58 can do that either by using a wet towel

1:01 a warm wet towel or by using a steamer

1:03 and you just kind of apply some heat

1:05 into the area that you're where the

1:07 blackhead is that allows the Blackett to

1:09 get a little looser and come out easier

1:11 when you use the comedone extractor so

1:13 step two is putting on gloves you want

1:15 to keep a sterile technique and by

1:18 putting on gloves you maintain that

1:19 bacteria from your hands don't infect

1:22 the area that you're going to treat the

1:24 next step is to apply alcohol to the

1:26 area where the blackhead is and then

1:30 we're going to break out our comedone

1:31 extractor this has been sterilized and

1:34 as you can see here it has two sides

1:39 with it so it looks like a loop on both

1:42 sides we're going to go ahead here and

1:45 apply some pressure to it and generally

1:49 rock it a little bit not applying too

1:51 much pressure but just being as gentle

1:53 as possible to get out that little

1:55 blackhead

1:56 if the blackhead doesn't come out you

1:57 should consider trying to steam it some

1:59 more warm up the skin to make it slide

2:02 out easier and in the case where it

2:04 really just doesn't come out go to your

2:06 doctor and they could put a little put a

2:10 little slit in it with a small knife

2:12 for for it to come out a little easier

2:14 but you definitely don't want to do that

2:15 at home because that's something that

2:18 needs to be done in the office setting

2:19 in a very sterile technique so just

2:22 generally rock it back and forth and it

2:25 slides out you can just kind of pull it

2:28 off with the comedone extractor there

2:31 will be a little bit of bleeding so you

2:33 have some gauze handy you can just kind

2:35 of tap it and hold it hold some pressure

2:38 there until the bleeding stops

2:40 i'm dr. rafael Darvish and that's a

2:42 brief overview of how to use a blackhead

2:44 removal tool