There are many ways to remove blackheads. One of the more recently popular ways is by using a pore vacuum, also known as a blackhead vacuum.
What is a blackhead vacuum?
A blackhead vacuum is a small vacuum that’s positioned over a blackhead. Its mild suction extracts the oil and dead skin out of the pore.
Some blackhead vacuums are professional Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved devices that experienced technicians operate. Some are also inexpensive DIY units.
Blackheads are pores that have been clogged with oil and dead skin cells. The clog gets oxidized by the air, turning it dark. They’re also called open comedones. (Whiteheads are closed comedones.)
Are there any risks to consider?
The use of the proper amount of suction for your particular skin is of critical importance. Bruising can result from too much suction.
Too much suction can also result in telangiectasias. Telangiectasias, also known as spider veins, is characterized by small, broken, or dilated blood vessels near the surface of the skin.