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How Long Do Ice Picks Take To Form?


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#1 bee4

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Posted 23 May 2013 - 09:25 AM

I squeezed a big blackhead on my cheek that let out some hard puss and then swelled up a bit. It then have out a bit more puss a few days later. It healed really quickly, but 3 weeks later I can see a dark red ice pick. Almost like the pore is still open. It really looks like the other ice picks I've had for years.

Can ice picks form within 3 weeks?

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Posted 23 May 2013 - 08:45 PM

In my experience, ice picks form very quickly. pretty much as soon as the zit/blackhead is gone. the redness makes it look deeper than usual and it fills in a bit (though not much) over the next 5 months



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Posted 23 May 2013 - 10:10 PM

They can form as soon as deep dermal damage is done by the cyst/nodule (a few days). Sometimes even blackheads can form tiny ice picks called scarred pores; these form if your skin has poor healing genetics.




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