Extractions and Blackhead Treatment

A young woman hiding her face in her sweater because she's embarrassed about acne
If you are curious about having a blackhead drained, call the Advanced Dermatology and Laser Institute of Seattle at 206-402-4797. Experienced clinical dermatologist Dr. Steven Greene has been helping patients eliminate these blemishes for more than 25 years.

Dr. Greene treats a wide array of pimples, blackheads and other skin problems. Extractions featured in our Youtube playlist include –

  • Blackheads/comedo: “Comedo” is simply the medical term for blackheads, which are caused by blocked pores in your skin. The pore is plugged with sebum, the oil produced naturally by the glands in your skin. There’s also dead skin cells and debris from the surface mixed in.
  • Epidermoid cysts: Although these cysts often look like sebaceous cysts, they aren’t the same. These bumps beneath the skin are non-cancerous and caused by epidermis skin cells that go deeper into the skin instead of shedding away from the skin. This type of cyst can also be caused by damage to a part of the hair follicle. Sebaceous cysts develop in the oil glands.



Pimples, zits, cysts, blackheads and whiteheads can be really frustrating for the people that have them. Even if they aren’t painful, you may feel self-conscious about their appearance. They me be located in inconvenient areas like the hands, fingers and neck.

Depending on the type of blemish or cyst, Dr. Greene may first make an incision to cut out and drain the contents. We’ll make sure you’re comfortable during this straightforward procedure. You’ll be fully awake: there’s no anesthesia required. Instead, it is a relatively quick in-office treatment. During a consultation and exam, Dr. Greene will determine whether this type of extraction will work, or if you would instead benefit from acne treatment or another procedure.

Treatment for Your Pimples, Blackheads or Cysts

If you have a skin problem you’d like to treat, please call the Advanced Dermatology and Laser Institute of Seattle at 206-402-4797. Dr. Steven Greene is board certified by the American Board of Dermatology, and he is passionate about helping patients eliminate those skin issues that bother them. Arrange a consultation with Dr. Greene to learn more about your options.

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