To Pop Or Not Pop That Pimple

Houston TX Doctor That Treats Severe Acne

You wake up in the morning and splash water on your face to help you wake up. The cold splash enables you to open your eyes fully and view the full extent of your reflection in the mirror. To your horror, something’s grown on your face while you were sleeping! The grotesquely white, rounded item on your face was never invited or wanted, and yet it just showed up, without your permission.

The age-old question is: “Should I pop, or not pot this monster pimple?”

The answer to this question is a simple, “No.” Here’s why:

  • When you pop your pimple, you are breaking into a protective wall that is holding bacteria and oil. The bacteria can cause infection.
  • Scabs form when the lesion begins to heal. This scab is difficult to cover with makeup and removing the scab can cause damage to your skin.
  • Your skin may discolor when you burst a blemish. Areas of your skin may appear darker than your surrounding skin.
  • Popping your pimple may produce more pimples when the excess oil and bacteria leak out and become reabsorbed back into your pores to repeat the cycle of pimples.
  • Acne scarring can occur and cause sunken acne scars and discoloration.

Instead of popping your pimple, treat your pimple with a topical acne product. If you have acne scars, Dr. Sanaz Harirchian, M.D. offers effective laser acne scar treatment for you. Dr. Harirchian performs laser skin resurfacing with the fractional Co2 laser. Contact her office today.

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Sanaz Harirchian, M.D.

5 / 5.0

Based on 21 reviews

Facelift, eyelid surgery

I am healthy and wanted my appearance to be reflective of the way I felt inside. I am very pleased with my procedure. Very natural results. Everything was just as Dr H explained to me. When I came out of recovery, Dr H was there.

Lower eyelid surgery

My experience with Dr Harirchian has been fantastic, both in the office and during/after my surgical procedure. She is knowledgeable, caring, warm and confident. I appreciate her personal touch (calling, accessibility). I was increasingly self-conscious of my lower lid bags/dark circles. I was ready for a permanent solution after trying fillers. I am beyond thrilled with the results.

Love my new eyes. I had dark circles under my eyes which would not go away with makeup or concealer. Dr H put filler in my eyes and it worked! I love it.

Morgan W.
Amazing rhinoplasty result!

We had a very positive experience. Dr Harirchian was professional and caring. We will be back! My daughter was having a terrible time breathing and was unhappy with the size/shape of her nose. Dr Harirchian helped her breathe and gave her the nose she always wanted.

Fellowship trained facial plastic surgeon logo.American academy of facial plastic and reconstructive surgery logo.American Academy of Otolaryngology2017 Top Patient Rated Houston Facial Plastic Surgeon2018 Top Patient Rated Houston Facial Plastic Surgeon2017 RealSelf 500 winner.