Popping a Pimple: Squeeze Acne or Not?

There are two very different views on whether or not you can pop pimple with your hands after it grows, one is that squeezing a pimple helps it disappear quickly, and there is an inexplicable feeling of pleasure after squeezing it, so there is no problem with squeezing it. The other viewpoint is that squeezing pimples can easily lead to serious skin infections and damage the dermal tissue and subcutaneous fat, leaving pimple marks, scars and pits that will not dissipate for a long time. Which one is the correct one?

Popping a Pimple or not?

The above two views have some truth to them, but they are too biased. The stage of the acne is different, the treatment will also be different. To better illustrate, Zhen Yao found a picture, as follows.

Popping a Pimple

The left side of this picture, the acne is still in the process of development, the skin is in an inflammatory state, the internal tissue is fully mobilized, and the invading bacteria to do battle, but did not produce pus, in common parlance, not yet "ripe". It is possible to rely on your own defenses to eliminate the invading bacteria and remove the dirt from your tissues without leaving pimple marks or acne scars.

If you do not want to be a part of the team, you will be able to use your own hands to squeeze it, which may lead to the rupture of the acne film and the spread of a large number of bacteria like the surrounding tissue, leading to more serious acne, some of the dermal tissue and fatty tissue is damaged, even after the inflammation disappears, it is difficult to return to the original state, leaving acne scars, acne pits.

In addition, the process of squeezing the acne with your hands inevitably causes capillary rupture in the dermis, resulting in subcutaneous bleeding and the formation of red and swollen acne marks and bruises. Some people are more capable of repairing themselves, and the marks and bruises will disappear on their own after a period of time. Some partners are not so lucky, acne marks and bruises can not dissipate for a long time, seriously affecting the image.

The actual fact is that you should not squeeze the pimples with your hands before they are ripe, so that you will not be left with a lifelong regret. The actual fact is that you will find a lot of people who are not able to get a good deal on a lot of things.

The pimples in the red circle on the right have become pus, which is what we usually call "ripe". The actual "pus" is a manifestation of the body's self-protection. The skin is infected with bacteria, secrete white blood cells and immune proteins, devouring and destroying the invading bacteria, leaving a large number of "corpses", the external expression is "pus". These pus, only by the skin's own tissue, very short time to clean up. This is the time to squeeze moderately to remove the pus from the body, to help quickly clear the acne.

There is also a situation where the pus does not appear to leave, but the internal cystic acne has formed, the number of bacteria is huge, relying solely on white blood cells, immune protein and oral medication gradually infiltration, it is difficult to kill the bacteria inside the cyst in a short period of time. This is the time to moderately squeeze and squeeze out the pus to reduce the bacteria and help the skin to calm down quickly and repair itself.

However, this type of cystic abscess requires a high degree of skill and skill in "squeezing" the pus, and sometimes requires minimally invasive surgery to dig out the entire sac, which is not something that can be done by ordinary consumers. The right approach: go to a regular hospital and see a professional dermatologist, which is guaranteed in all aspects and can minimize the chances of rupture of the bursa and infection of the dermis and adipose tissue due to careless operation.