I have a lot of blackheads and clogged pores on my nose, and, as a result, I was introduced to blemish extractors. You can purchase a blemish extractor at Sephora for $17, but I purchased mine (just as good as the one from Sephora) for under $2 at Walmart (Trim brand, lifetime warranty, stainless steel). I use the small, angled side to extract the blackheads from my nose, and it does an incredible job. It makes my nose peel, but it does extract all the gunk from my pores. I haven't been able to successfully use the large, flat side to extract blemishes. If you use this, be sure to clean/disinfect it before and after each use (I use boiling water). I do think that this is a good way to extract blemishes instantly (no waiting for a strip to set or any of that), and I do recommend it for occasional use.