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Does popping a pimple cause a scar?

Does popping a pimple cause a scar or will some pimples just scar no matter what you do? I heard both, that if you pop a pimple, it will cause scarring, but also, I've heard that popping a pimple just causes a risk for more pimples, but wouldn't cause a scar anymore than it would have anyway. Anyway, please let me known what you guys and girls think because I want to know if I'm the cause of some of my pimples or maybe I would have just scarred regardless of my actions. Thanks!

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I've popped millions but don't really have any scarring. It depends on each individual. I'm lucky not to have scars even though i got huge cysts in the past which i always sqeezed at and they made my face swell right out.

If you are going to pop them at least wait untill they come to a head, i've a tendancy to sweeze every bump i feel forming under my skin which isnt a good thing as it spreads the infection and the spot takes longer to heal.

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Does popping a pimple cause a scar or will some pimples just scar no matter what you do? I heard both, that if you pop a pimple, it will cause scarring, but also, I've heard that popping a pimple just causes a risk for more pimples, but wouldn't cause a scar anymore than it would have anyway. Anyway, please let me known what you guys and girls think because I want to know if I'm the cause of some of my pimples or maybe I would have just scarred regardless of my actions. Thanks!

During my 'scarring period' that started last autumn almost all my pimples from a terrible breakout left me with a scar. The one cyst that accidentely popped left the biggest hole of them all. SO KEEP YOUR HANDS AWAY FROM THOSE FUCKING PIMPLES! Im serious man. Sometimes it may leave you a deep hole, sometimes it may fill in, but in general popping pimples increases chances of scarring very much.

Answering to another question. Yes I think you would have scarred regardless of your actions. Until the age of 17 I popped every singe pimple I would find in the morning. And I didn't get a single scar. I stoped popping pimples and after a few years, after the breakout I mentioned I was left with scars all over my cheeks although I didn't pop a single pimple except for the cyst I mentioned. Its because of the aging.

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ive had three cysts which popped and then i held the hard shell ball thing in my hand, these weren't gigantic cysts but a little below ave size. No scar formed whatsoever. It looked like a crater for awhile but completely healed as if it never happened. I popped a whitehead a month ago and it left a boxcar scar tho, only scar I have on my face. Pisses me off. :(

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So, it is possible for a "scar" that I just got a month ago, to close up (looks like a crater now)? If I give it time, it could close up or at least dimish a little bit? Please, I hope so because I have this deep crater from a pimple from a month or two ago from these three pimples that merged on my cheek to form one large pimle and it took a while to heal, but it did and now I feel thickness at the edges and the then a crater in the center which is thinner. Would mederma help, or make it worse?

Thanks!

Erik

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Not if you use a comedone extractor. It is very likely to scar unless you use the extractor (which is really only for comedone not a red, raised infected bump).

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Mederma is not intended for use on indented scars and can cause more harm then good w/ these type of scars according to research I've read and Vit E as well.

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