Does Popping Pimples Cause Acne Scarring?

One of the most common causes of Acne Scarring Is…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Rucker MD

Popping imageI don’t know about you, but I have seen so many recent posts about pimple popping and even the correct technique to do it, that I decided to write a post.  Over the past 30 years I have treated over 3,000 patients for acne scarring and I can say without a doubt that one of the most common causes for significant acne scarring is pimple popping, probing and squeezing.
You can think of a pimple as a little pocket beneath the skin that holds acne bacteria or germs and natural skin oils. In some cases this germ population can rapidly grow causing a localized infection. Our body tries to combat the infection by sending in cells to combat it.  This results in an accumulation of puss, which causes inflammation, swelling and pain. The red head now becomes a white head and the surrounding skin becomes reddened and tender.  It is only…

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