Comedo extraction

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Comedo extraction is a widely used method of treatment for acne vulgaris.[1] A dermatologist or cosmetologist may extract blackheads (open comedones) using gentle pressure around the pore opening, and whiteheads (closed comedones) by incision with a large needle or a blade.[2]

If performed skillfully, this treatment may be beneficial to the patient.[2] Possible negative effects of the procedure include incomplete extraction, refilling, scarring and tissue damage.[2] There are few articles describing the use of comedo extraction in peer-reviewed dermatology journals.[1] In one 1964 study of extraction of non-inflamed whiteheads on patients' foreheads (the only study of the procedure cited in a 2007 literature review), the procedure reduced the number of future inflamed lesions and the recurrence rate of comedones, but worsened patients' inflamed cystic lesions.[3]

Comedo extraction tools manufacturers[edit]

Here is a list of comedo extractors brands/manufacturers:

Please note that the "made in" field means where the product is manufactured, not where the branding company is located.

Manufacturer Made in
Medizinische Instrumente May Solingen - Germany
Becker-Manicure Solingen - Germany
Giesen & Forsthoff (Timor) Solingen - Germany
Unique Edge California - USA
Skinmiso South Korea
Suvorna Pakistan
Toolworx (Spilo)  ???
Mehaz Professional (Spilo) Solingen - Germany / Italy
Malteser Solingen - Germany
EKS Solingen - Germany
Titania Solingen - Germany
GÖSOL Solingen - Germany
Pfeilring Solingen - Germany
Esta Solingen - Germany
SK Stahlwaren (Stadler Professional) Solingen - Germany
Stadler Professional Pakistan
Revlon  ???
Tweezerman India
Nippes Solingen - Germany
ApoLine Solingen - Germany
Hans Kniebes Solingen - Germany
Zwilling Solingen - Germany
Remos Austria
Heiko Wild Tuttlingen - Germany
Vettler Industries Medical  ???
Cheeky  ???
Hermann Medizintechnik Germany
Seki Edge Seki - Japan
Canduré England
Wittex Pakistan
Ashiq Instrumente Solingen - Germany
Excellent Solingen - Germany
Herder Solingen - Germany / OTHER
Oxford Surgical England
YNR Instruments Pakistan
Dar Expo Pakistan
Saga Beauty Care Pakistan
Nail Technik Germany
NATRA Pakistan
Body Toolz  ???
Robbin Instruments  ???
Alpen Italy
Sklar  ???
Belcam Germany
Earth Therapeutics  ???
Swissco  ???
MHS Stahlwaren Pakistan


  1. ^ a b Taub AF (September 2007). "Procedural treatments for acne vulgaris". Dermatologic Surgery 33 (9): 1005–26. doi:10.1111/j.1524-4725.2007.33215.x. PMID 17760592. 
  2. ^ a b c Gollnick H, Cunliffe W et al. (July 2003). "Management of acne". J Am Acad Dermatol 49 (1): S1–S37. doi:10.1067/mjd.2003.618. PMID 12833004. 
  3. ^ Taub AF (September 2007). "Procedural treatments for acne vulgaris". Dermatologic Surgery 33 (9): 1005–26. doi:10.1111/j.1524-4725.2007.33215.x. PMID 17760592.  (Citing Lowney E, Witkowski J, Simons H, Zagula Z (September 1964). "Value of comedo extraction in treatment of acne vulgaris". JAMA 189 (13): 1000–2. doi:10.1001/jama.1964.03070130020005. PMID 14188876. )