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Attempt an Extraction at Home

If you’re going to attempt an extraction at home, read these important tips from Laura Palmisano, PA-C and Diana Palmisano, PA-C on Huffington Post.

When it comes to caring for our skin, popping pimples is a huge no-no. Yet even though we’re told we’re not supposed to do it, we all pop our zits from time to time. (And if you say you don’t, you’re lying.)

There’s something so satisfying, addictive even, about getting the gunk out of our faces. (We even love watching other people get their pimples popped.)

If you just can’t stop popping your own zits, there are some things dermatologists want you to keep in mind. But before we get into it, always remember: If you’re concerned about your skin or dealing with serious acne, you should see a dermatologist before taking matters into your own hands.

Cleanliness is key

Next, you need to make sure the area and your hands are cleaned thoroughly.

Sisters Laura Palmisano and Diana Palmisano, certified physician assistants at Schweiger Dermatology Group, emphasized the need to keep everything clean.

“We normally recommend a gentle wash, some type of soap. You can even do a little alcohol,” Laura told HuffPost.

Use the right tools

The Palmisano sisters suggested using warm compresses to bring the inflammation to a head and generally open up the pore. The sisters also recommended using cotton swabs to help with the pus extraction.

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Source: Huffington Post – The Best Way to Pop a Pimple Safely, According to Dermatologists By, Julia Brucculieri

About Schweiger Dermatology Group

Schweiger Dermatology Group was founded to help make excellent dermatology care accessible throughout the Northeast. In 2010, Dr. Eric Schweiger started the practice with a single location in Midtown Manhattan. When he saw the need for high-quality dermatology care that did not require weeks or months of waiting to see a qualified provider, his vision of a multi-location practice was born.

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