Why not to do extractions on your face yourself!
Okay ………so I completely understand the temptation to do this. But here’s why you really don’t want to! Finding a good doctor.
- You can cause infections that then need a doctor’s visit, culture and antibiotics.
- You retard the healing by causing more inflammation and rupturing the inflammation deeper into the dermis.
- You just cause more irritation
- Sometimes things aren’t what you think they are! For example, a patient recently explained her persistent chapped lips which were really precancerous lesions. Another patient explained her persistent shingles to me when it was really an early form of skin cancer. Another patient thought she was having an acne outbreak when it was a particularly pustular type of yeast on her face (culture proven).
I know you see my point. Please see your doctor about this because this could be an infection – Staph is quite common.