Facial Extractions

If you have blackheads all over your nose or white bumps on your forehead that just won't go away, the best way to get rid of them is to visit Passion Salon,


We are trained to remove them through a process called extraction during a professional facial treatment.

Conversely, the worst way to get rid of these minor imperfections is to pick them yourself, which can cause scarring and infection, especially if you just use your fingers, which carry a lot of bacteria on them regardless of how often you wash your hands.


While there are many products on the market for at-home extractions, it's best to leave this work up to the professionals. Extractions are one of the most important parts of a facial appointment if you have blackheads or whiteheads because a skilled therapist can remove them more safely than you can.


Each person's oil levels and buildup rate are different and require slightly different treatment plans. For this reason there are more than one method to best extract these imperfections.

We may often remove blackheads by applying pressure on either side with their cotton-covered index fingers or by using a stainless steel tool with a loop at one end that can get into more awkward places but tends to hurt more.

Extractions take place after the skin has been thoroughly cleansed, exfoliated, and steamed, which helps soften up the plug of sebum and dead skin cells that are clogging a pore. The combination of manipulation from your therapists hands, the warm steam, and your own perspiration combine to loosen the plug so that it releases more easily when your therapist applies pressure.

Whiteheads are harder to remove than blackheads because there is typically a layer of dead skin cells that have grown over the plug of sebum. In order to remove these, the therapist has to make an opening in the skin with a lancet, a small, sharp, surgical blade that comes in a sterile packet. 

Most therapists are not trained to use these tools - we are, which is why we are the best choice for your Extraction Facial

Depending on your pain threshold, dead skin buildup, and oil levels, you may find that extractions can really be uncomfortable. People with thicker, oilier skin tend to be less sensitive while people with thinner skin are usually more resistant to pain. Be sure to speak up if the process hurts too much as your therapist can vary in how aggressive she is, which might be too uncomfortable for some people. Additionally, extractions shouldn't last more than 10 minutes, so don't expect to remove all your blackheads and whiteheads in one appointment if you have a lot to get rid of as too many extractions at one time can be traumatizing for the skin.

If you have acne or blemishes, extractions are the most important part of the facial for you. Once the follicles are cleared out, your skin should start to improve. However, you may want to get facials every two weeks until your skin is completely clear, and it's also important to follow up with the right products and a good home skin care routine.