Your Guide To Extraction Facials In Singapore

Ultrasonic facial extraction
Ultrasonic facial extraction

Some things are best left to the experts and extractions are one of them. Ever time squeezing your blackheads and pimples only to be left with acne scars, large pores, and irritated flaky skin? We know how you feel.

There are so many types of facials and facial extraction techniques now that you may be confused about the different extraction facials available in Singapore. It can also be difficult to know which type of facial will work best for your individual skin needs.

In this guide, we’ll discuss what an extraction facial is and how it works, which will help you make an informed decision on which facial is right for you.

What are extraction facials?

Manual facial extraction
Manual facial extraction

This is the most effective way to unclog your pores. While the surface of your skin might be clear, blackheads and comodones might be embedded deep within, leaving bumps and making your skin look rough.

Extraction facials are a type of facial treatment that involve the removal of blackheads, whiteheads, and other types of clogged pores. The extraction process typically involves the use of a small tool or the fingers to gently press and remove the impurities, leaving you with more radiant skin.

Manual extractions VS Machine extractions (Ultrasonic extraction):

Manual vs machine extraction facial
Manual vs machine extraction facial

Manual extraction, as the name suggests, involves using your fingers or a special tool to manually extract the impurities from your skin. This type of facial can be quite painful and may cause some redness, so it’s important that you let your aesthetician know if you have any sensitivity to pressure.

Machine extractions are usually done using an ultrasonic device. This type of facial is gentler than manual extraction as it uses vibration to loosen and remove the impurities from your skin. It’s also less likely to cause redness or discomfort, making it a better choice for those with sensitive skin.

Both methods can be effective, but ultrasonic extractions may be less painful and more efficient.

Who extraction facials are recommended for?

Extraction facial treatments are recommended for all skin types to maintain your skin health, it is not only for people with oily skin and acne-prone skin.

The best extraction facials should include a thorough skin analysis beforehand as it is important that deep extractions are not performed on irritated or sensitive skin.

What you can expect during an extraction facial?

Pore cleansing process
Pore cleansing process

A typical extraction facial treatment follows these steps:

  1. Double cleansing
  2. Exfoliation of the skin to soften it, making it easier to unclog pores
  3. Loosening the impacted pores through manual or machine extraction
  4. Gentle pressure around the pore to extract the pore’s contents
  5. Post extraction care to clean the skin and prevent breakouts: this may come in the form of a mask to sooth the skin and reduce post-extraction redness

How to take care of your skin after an extraction facial?

After an extraction facial, it is important to avoid touching or picking at the skin, as this can cause irritation or infection. It is also important to keep the skin clean and moisturised and to avoid using any exfoliating or aggressive products for at least 24 hours. Additionally, it is important to avoid sun exposure and use sunscreen to protect the skin from UV rays.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Are extractions during a facial good?

Yes, regardless of your skin concern, facial extractions can be very beneficial in removing impurities and improving the overall appearance of the skin.

It also helps with stubborn acne as unclogged pores are now able to "breathe" allowing your skincare products to work better on your skin.

How much does a face extraction cost?

The cost of an extraction facial treatment will vary depending on where you go but generally range from $75-$150.

What is an extraction facial?

A facial extraction is a type of facial treatment that involves the removal of blackheads, whiteheads, and other types of clogged pores.

Is extraction included in facial?

Most often yes - extractions are included in facial treatments as part of the deep cleansing process to remove dead skin cells and other impurities from your pores.