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What is a pimple patch?

Korean beauty brands — the geniuses behind popular sheet masks and many more cult products — have done it again, introducing us to yet another beauty innovation: pimple patches. But what are they exactly?

Basically, you can think of them of as pimple Band-Aids. You place a sticker — which is packed with acne-fighting ingredients — right on top of the blemish and wait a couple of hours or overnight before peeling it off to (hopefully) reveal a much smaller pimple afterward.

“They work by occluding the site of the pimple and encouraging the body to heal it,” said Dr. Rachel Nazarian, M.D., a New York City-based dermatologist. “The anti-inflammatory properties of the hydrocolloid and active ingredients decrease bacteria and redness.”

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Source: Today – What is a pimple patch? This acne treatment can clear a pimple overnight By, Audrey Noble

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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