Extractions involve the process of clearing a clogged pore causing blackheads, pustules, and pimples. Extractions can be performed by manual means with finger and gauze or mechanically using stainless steel tools. The extraction process will involve cleansing of the skin and the application of enzyme or desincrustation fluid to soften and prepare the skin for easier extractions. Extractions are performed under a magnifying lamp with a bright light, so that your Esthetician can easily see the pores that need to be deep-cleansed. Following extractions, an antiseptic/antibacterial product is generally applied to bring the skin back to its normal acid pH, and to aid in preventing post-facial breakouts.