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How do you properly pop a pimple or a whitehead?
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Dr. Morris Westfried
Dermatology
2 doctors agree
In brief: Heat
Hot compresses or machines like zeno can shrink pimple and bring it to a head.
Peeling agents such as salicylic acid will unclog. Whiteheads before they form.

In brief: Heat
Hot compresses or machines like zeno can shrink pimple and bring it to a head.
Peeling agents such as salicylic acid will unclog. Whiteheads before they form.
Dr. Morris Westfried
Dr. Morris Westfried
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Dr. James Newman
Facial Plastic Surgery
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Gentle but be aware.
Gentle warm compresses can shorten the acne inflammation cycle.
However, one should never squeeze cystic acne along the triangle of the nose because infected fluid can be introduced into your bloodstream that can spread infection. A trained medical aesthetician is best to help clean the skin and perform gentle extractions. Steam masks with special formulations can really help as well.

In brief: Gentle but be aware.
Gentle warm compresses can shorten the acne inflammation cycle.
However, one should never squeeze cystic acne along the triangle of the nose because infected fluid can be introduced into your bloodstream that can spread infection. A trained medical aesthetician is best to help clean the skin and perform gentle extractions. Steam masks with special formulations can really help as well.
Dr. James Newman
Dr. James Newman
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