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Can hydrocolloid bandages help with acne? Dermatologists weigh in on TikTok trend

 

Are Band-Aids the breakout star of the pimple-fighting game?

Some TikTok users — including beauty enthusiast Shannon Bruno — swear that hydrocolloid dressings designed to heal wounds can also clear up complexions.

“If you have acne with white pus and want it gone overnight, this is my best-kept secret. It’s only $3 at Walmart and will last you an entire month,” Bruno said in a viral video posted earlier this year.

Though Dr. Michele Farber, of Schweiger Dermatology in Philadelphia, recommends hydrocolloid pimple patches to her patients, she says to proceed with caution if using a bandage.

“A Band-Aid itself can cause an allergic reaction and irritate sensitive skin,” Farber told TODAY. “I also wouldn’t recommend ripping a Band-Aid off your face. The sticky part is what concerns me.”

 

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Source : Today – Can hydrocolloid bandages help with acne? Dermatologists weigh in on TikTok trend Edited By, Rachel Paula Abrahamson

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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