Comedo Extraction

Comedo extraction is the process of extracting blackheads (open comedones) and whiteheads (closed comedones). It is commonly done by using gentle pressure around the pore opening, often applied using specialized comedo extraction loops. Comedo extraction may also involve small incisions, often made by a hypodermic needle tip.


Lancing acne lesions involves making a small cut into the lesion and draining the accumulated pocket of pus. Lancing is generally only used as a treatment for large, inflamed acne nodules and cysts.

Punch Excision

Punch excision involves the surgical removal of small, depressed acne scars. For large, depressed acne scars the a graft of healthy skin tissue may be used to replace the excised tissue.


Micro-needling is a treatment intended to reduce the appearance of acne scars. It involves causing mild damage to the area of the scar via repeated penetration of the area by small needles. This can disrupt scar tissue, and the resulting healing response may repair some scar damage.

TCA Peel

A trichloroacetic acid (TCA) peel is chemical peel used to remove the outer layers of the skin. It can be used to treat mild discoloration and scarring caused by acne.


Triclosan is an antibacterial agent that is found in many OTC acne treatment products, such as soaps and cleansers. Triclosan and Acne Clinical research and patient reports indicate that face washes with Triclosan are somewhat helpful for people with mild acne symptoms (Acne Types: 1-2). Similar to salicylic acid and benzoyl peroxide, triclosan does not …

Green Tea

Green Tea Plant Camelia sinensis

Green tea is made from the leaves of the Camelia sinensis plant. Grean Tea ia a very popular beverage worldwide. Green Tea is also a widely used ingredient in Naturopathic medicine. Green Tea and Acne Both unprocessed Green Tea and Green Tea Extract are commonly used in Naturopathic acne treatments. They are often mixed into …


Clay Powders for Facial Masks

Used for thousands of years, clay masks are part of the quintessential spa experience. There are several different types of clay commonly used in these topical treatments. Each has different properties and composition. Clay can be enriched in a wide range of trace elements. Clay Face Masks and Acne Clay-based face masks are commonly incorporated …