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• In a new Instagram video, Dr. Pimple Popper treats a series of blackheads on a patient's nose.
• To remove the blackheads, they use a comedone extractor, a tool that makes the procedure safer and more effective than squeezing.
• Blackheads form when the hair follicles become blocked and can easily become less invasive, over-the-counter
In her latest Instagram clip, Dr. Pimple Popper reiterates why most of us who grew up with acne and blackheads have requested a dermatologist on call.
The clip is being shot in close-up a woman during the procedure, in which Dr. Pimple Popper – aka dermatologist and TLC presenter Dr. signed her signature comedone extractor, she also mentions that the woman had previously dealt with Millia, be These are smaller white cysts that also tend to appear on the nose and face.
Dr. Lee's extractor may look simple enough to be used. However, it is not necessarily recommended that you try to remove blackheads yourself. There is a good chance that you will make the situation worse. Instead, check this list of safer options first, ranging from salicylic acid washes to nasal strips. If these do not work, you should consult a specialist. A trained dermatologist can treat blackheads in seconds – and all this for a few minutes of mild discomfort.
As Dr. Lee puts it in the clip: "The things we do for beauty, right?"
Pimple Popper returns to the center of TLC for a new season this week, July 11, at 9/8.