Faces by Sunshine
The internet has given rise to a load of strange trends over the last several years, but none of them have captivated people quite like extraction videos. For the unfamiliar, an extraction is when a dermatologist or licenced aesthetician clears clogged pores on the face or body usually using their fingers or special tools. People usually get them to remove blackheads during facials, but pimples can also be extracted, depending on how large they are.
The thought of watching dozens of videos of people having the dirt, oil, and dead skin cells removed from their skin might sound a little off-putting, we'll admit, but to millions of people on the internet, these videos are oddly satisfying. Dermatologist Sandra Lee, MD, aka Dr. Pimple Popper, has made a career out of uploading clips of her extractions online, and there are tons of other doctors and skin experts out there to follow if you, too, have a strange obsession with extractions.
If you just can't get enough of them, read ahead to check out five accounts we follow on TikTok for quality extraction videos.