Question : Why is it bad to pop a pimple? What are the side effects of popping a pimple?

Theoretically, a pimple, if manipulated could lead to more inflammation and, thus scarring. Often times, deeper cystic pimples do not allow “poppnig” and when patients try to pop or manipulate them, they worsen the inflammation and thus cause more problems. By treating the inflammation with the appropriate topical or oral therapy prescribed by a dermatologist, you can expect to have clear skin. Don’t suffer! Schedule your appointment now.

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Dermatologist, Ellen Turner MD.

Dr. Ellen Turner is a double board-certified dermatologist with practices in Dallas and Irving, Texas. She specializes in medical and cosmetic dermatology, as well as anti-aging and regenerative medicine.

To schedule an appointment, please call 214-373-7546.