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A 18-year-old male asked:

how much pressure must be applied to stop circulation? i pop my pimples, including pimples over blood vessels, applying a lot of pressure.is this safe

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Dr. Jeffrey Juchau
Family Medicine 33 years experience
Gental Pressure: Is all that is needed unless you have popped a major artery. Just apply enough pressure to barely blanch the skin for a minute or so. Otherwise you are going to bruise yourself.

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