What Happens When You Pop A Pimple?

Pores in your skin, (also called ‘follicles’) normally function without a problem. When debris and oils collect and clog the pore, it results in a blackhead or a nasty pimple. That’s when we panic and attempt to get rid of it!

A normal pore looks kind of like a test tube, long and narrow. When it becomes clogged, it looks more like a water balloon- and that pore is stretched thin under the surface of the skin. Applying pressure to squeeze out the impaction often causes the follicle to rupture, spreading bacteria to the entire area.

Products containing salicylic acid help to break up oils and debris before they become a problem. And low-dose retinol serum keeps the problem under control without drying the skin.

See our expert esthetician at Handal Plastic Surgery for recommendations suited to your skin type. Call for a complementary consultation today! 561-912-9888