Sebo-Suction--An Effective Adjunctive Treatment for Comedone Acne

Pierce, Harold E.
December 1983
Journal of Dermatologic Surgery & Oncology;Dec83, Vol. 9 Issue 12, p955
Academic Journal
This article describes a technique which has been used on a large number of patients effectively and more quickly than the older Unna, Schamberg comedone extractors. This simple suction drainage apparatus, to which a clear vinyl 3-foot length of tubing is attached, is armed with a tapered glass medicine dropper with a 1 to 2 mm internal diameter, enabling the operator to clearly observe the egress of material evacuated from the lesions. The suction tip may be quickly cleared of the collected debris when necessary by immersing it momentarily in a medicine glass containing saline or water. The procedure involves cleansing the skin with Hibiclens and applying a hot hydrotherapy pack to the face for 5 minutes.


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