Blind Pimples

Question

I have started breaking out very often lately and have a few blind pimples below my cheeks. What is the best method of removing these pimples without scarring. The most annoying part is they go down for a while and then re-appear after a few weeks.

Submitted by Radeshnee Moodley on 5 August 2013

Answer

Thank you very much for your question. You need to be very careful in this situation. Chances are that if you try to squeeze or open up these lesions, you are going to scar and most likely also cause post-inflammatory pigmentation. The challenge here is to try and isolate the cause of the problem and treat that so as to prevent these from forming.
Have you made any changes to your skin care routine? Are you taking new medication? Have there been any hormonal fluctations lately? Are you notocing that the breakouts co-incide with your monthly cycle at all? Have you recently been ill and on any prescription meds?
What I suggest you do in the meantime is 1) Use a good SPF everyday, 2) Get onto a good oral anti-oxidant supplement (Like Lamelle’s Ovelle tabs), 3) Start assessing if there have been any changes in your routines of late (since you started getting these breakouts).
If you are wanting more one-on-one help so that we can try and rule out the cause and get you on to the best treatment for this problem, then it would be great if you could come and see me or one of our Skin Renewal doctors. Are you close enough to one of our branches so that I can help you one-on-one? Have a look at our website and see if you can locate a branch near to you. I’d really love to help you get to the bottom of this! www.skinrenewal.co.za

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