How to Extract a Pimple the Right Way with LEROSETT®
A pimple is ready for extraction when it comes to a head. At this point it must be extracted carefully to avoid scarring or infection. Please follow these steps below to extract the pimple safely. If you are having difficulty seek a licensed skin care professional to assist you.
Picking is a double-edged sword. If you pick a new, developing lesion, you may drive it deeper and cause greater inflammation and potentially deeper scarring. It's all a matter of doing it right.
Instructions for Extraction
- Use a sterilized lancet or needle or use alcohol to sterilize a thin needle.(You can find lancets at any drugstores.)
- Gently prick the surface of the pimple.
- Use two clean tissues and wrap them around each index finger.
- Gently push on the sides of the pimple. It is best to roll the skin between the fingers to prevent irritation. If the pimple is ready, you will not need to push hard to extract it. Stop pushing if blood or clear fluid start seeping from the pimple.
- If nothing comes out after medium pressure, stop. The pimple is not ready. Do not continue to push if the pimple is not ready to pop it will lead to scarring.
- After extraction absorb fluids with a cotton ball. Wait a few minutes. Then apply LEROSETT® clay treatment to the extracted pimple 2-6 times a day and overnight for the next 24-48 hours.
How to extract blackheads and whiteheads
- You can extract blackheads yourself if there is no sign of infection on or surrounding the blemish. If attempting to extract the blackhead yourself, always be sure to use sterile materials. It is also advised to be certain your environment is extremely clean. As suggested by skin experts, the first step would be to steam your skin for several minutes. The best way to do this is to place your face over a bowl of very hot water. It is also recommended to hold a towel over your head to keep in the steam. This will loosen the pores and make the extraction process less painful. Be careful not to scald yourself.
- It is preferable to use a flat blackhead remover or a comedone extractor to remove blackheads. You can find this product at any beauty store. It is highly recommended not to attempt to extract aggravated, inflamed or infected acne lesions since this will worsen the acne and can cause scarring. To avoid infection always remember to sterilize your extractor every time you use it. Do this by placing it in boiling water for 10 minutes and then apply rubbing alcohol onto it.
- You have to be careful when you extract a whitehead ,but that doesn't mean you should never do it.
It is critical to leave painful lesions and deep cysts alone. Don't try to extract them. Dot these difficult deep pimples, nodules and cysts with LEROSETT® several times a day. If you also visit your doctor they can give you an anti-inflammatory injection like cortisone that will bring down the swelling.
If you can catch the problems early before you start to see a bump or see redness, apply LEROSETT® quickly and often and the clay will often prevent the cyst or nodule from getting any bigger.
If you are not sure about your skin condition you should seek advice from a doctor or skin care specialist. It is a good idea to see a doctor at least once to confirm that you do have acne and not one of the many skin conditions that look similar to acne.
Disclaimer: The information contained on the Gunilla of Sweden® web site is provided for your general information only. Gunilla of Sweden® does not give medical advice or engage in the practice of medicine. Gunilla of Sweden® under no circumstances recommends particular treatment for specific individuals. If you are not sure about your condition see a physician. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.