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If You MUST Pop a Pimple at Home, This Is the Only Way to Do It — According to a Dermatologist

Even the most skincare-savvy individuals would love to get insider intel from a dermatologist. But sometimes, it’s hard to ask a doctor your most burning questions — maybe you believe your concern is too trivial, or you’re embarrassed to get the answer in a face-to-face appointment. That’s why Spotlyte brings you Ask a Derm, a regular column where we have professionals provide the answers to your questions, no matter how big or how small. In this installment of Ask a Derm, Dr. Nava Greenfield of New York City’s Schweiger Dermatology Group explains how to safely pop a pimple at home.

You’ve heard it time and time again from doctors, estheticians, and your mother: do NOT pop your pimples. The advice is sage — dirty hands and fingernails can introduce new bacteria, making the area worse. Improper handling of a not-ready pimple can cause scarring. Dr. Nava Greenfield of Schweiger Dermatology Group in New York City is absolutely on Team Don’t Touch It, sharing that you’re “better off with a pimple for a few days than risk developing a scar.” But sometimes, the siren song of a blemish is too great to resist, so here, she kindly divulges when and how to safely pop it at home (if you must!).

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Source: Spotlyte – If You MUST Pop a Pimple at Home, This Is the Only Way to Do It — According to a Dermatologist By, Emily Orofino

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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