You get a pimple and usually the first thought that comes to mind is getting it off your face as soon as possible. If you have to pop it in order to do that, than so be it. Well, at Eastside Dermatology, we warn patients to STOP and take a moment to think about some other options before popping those pimples, which usually just makes them worse and leads to scarring. Need some ideas? Here are 5 recommendations from Dr. Alan Parks about how to not only get rid of pimples fast and without any negative after effects, but also prevent the pesky things in the first place:
1. Wash your face twice a day with a product that has either benzoyl peroxide, salicylic acid, or glycolic acid
2. Use topical prescription products
3. Take an oral antibiotic
4. Have a facial from a certified esthetician
5. Have a chemical peel or microdermabrasion
Do you need product recommendations or want to make an appointment with our esthetician? Call Eastside Dermatology today and we’ll help get you on your way to beautiful (and pimple-free) skin.