Comedone or blackhead extractors by Tweezerman, Zitstick, Malva Belle and Body Toolz have each received mostly positive customer reviews on Amazon.com. However, use of sharp tools on the skin can result in scarring and should only be used by professionals, according to Dr. Alicia Zalka of Surface Deep.
The components of a blackhead extractor include a tip that resembles a small spoon with a hole in the middle of it and an opposing lancet tip. The spoon portion is used to push out and release the blackhead using suction. The lancet is a small, very sharp tool used to puncture whiteheads.