Is popping your spots bad? Does it do more harm than good?

This is a very important question. The damage caused by popping a pimple depends on the technique. Never squeeze a pimple. Squeezing will push the pus and bacteria deeper into your skin. This will cause more damage to your dermis and increase the chance for life long scars. If there is a yellow dot in the middle of the pimple you may puncture it with a sterile needle. Other option will be to use an anti-acne spot treatment product or one of the new special pimple absorbing strips. (look in the "tips" section of your MDacne plan to find some suggestions). Best, Dr. Harth 🙂

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