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I pick my pimples, want to know want can I do to get rid of the scars?
17 doctors weighed in

Dr. Suman Das
Surgery - Plastics
5 doctors agree
In brief: Don't pick.
Pimples are primarily manifestation of acne(could be from other causes too).
It is a natural tendency to pick it as a habit as it causes irritation and often people think they can sqeeze out bthe cotent to relieve the symptoms.But, unfortunately more you pick more ypu start the vicious cycle of irritation, infection the forebearer of the scars, .See a dermatologist or anexperieced aesthe.

In brief: Don't pick.
Pimples are primarily manifestation of acne(could be from other causes too).
It is a natural tendency to pick it as a habit as it causes irritation and often people think they can sqeeze out bthe cotent to relieve the symptoms.But, unfortunately more you pick more ypu start the vicious cycle of irritation, infection the forebearer of the scars, .See a dermatologist or anexperieced aesthe.
Dr. Suman Das
Dr. Suman Das
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Dr. Otto Placik
Surgery - Plastics
4 doctors agree
In brief: Put mittens on
The first thing you should do is to stop picking and allow time to heal the wounds using gentle soap and antibiotic ointment if indicated.
You may have caused permanent scars and it is best to see a dermatologist.

In brief: Put mittens on
The first thing you should do is to stop picking and allow time to heal the wounds using gentle soap and antibiotic ointment if indicated.
You may have caused permanent scars and it is best to see a dermatologist.
Dr. Otto Placik
Dr. Otto Placik
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Dr. Sharon Ann Clark
One cannot erase the scars; however, once on the face please avoid the sun and use sunscreen of spf 15 or greater for 6 months to prevent hyperpigmemtation or darkening of the acne scars. Mederma makes a nice product to improve facial scarring with a sunscreen in it
Dr. Mike Bowman
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
3 doctors agree
In brief: First, stop picking
Stop making new scars first.
Next, see your dermatologist and get control of the acne. Once the acne is inactive, your derm or facial plastic surgeon can recommend the best treatments based on your face. Aggressive scar treatments are not recommended while you have active acne.

In brief: First, stop picking
Stop making new scars first.
Next, see your dermatologist and get control of the acne. Once the acne is inactive, your derm or facial plastic surgeon can recommend the best treatments based on your face. Aggressive scar treatments are not recommended while you have active acne.
Dr. Mike Bowman
Dr. Mike Bowman
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Dr. Robert Alexander
Surgery - Plastics
2 doctors agree
In brief: Stop Picking!
You should see a dermatologist and learn how to deal with acne without squeezing or picking.
You will be the main cause of scarring, and may have many more scars than necessary. They are difficult to get rid of, better to avoid the infections and picking which results in the scars. Skin care and type of breakouts can be dealt with by your dermatologist and staff, so i would get app't very soon.

In brief: Stop Picking!
You should see a dermatologist and learn how to deal with acne without squeezing or picking.
You will be the main cause of scarring, and may have many more scars than necessary. They are difficult to get rid of, better to avoid the infections and picking which results in the scars. Skin care and type of breakouts can be dealt with by your dermatologist and staff, so i would get app't very soon.
Dr. Robert Alexander
Dr. Robert Alexander
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