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Lifespan Of A Pimple.

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Hello Members,

I read somewhere that a pimple forms 2 weeks prior to coming to the surface. Is this true?

Does it depend on the type of pimple. Cyst vs white head pimple?

This is important for me to understand as I am observing the effectiveness of various treatments. However, if it's true that a pimple forms 2 weeks prior to coming to surface how do you scientifically measure the effectiveness of a treatment other than maintaining it for more than 1 month?

Thank you.

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2 weeks? Shit...if I have a pimple forming it comes to a whitehead within 24 hrs. I guess that's good so I can get rid of it quicker than have it lingering around as a red bump for a week.

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This is the challenge that plagues all of us. It is very hard to list cause and effect with acne.

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I don't think it takes 2 weeks, well actually it's possible that a regular clogged pore can be formed 2 weeks in advance, and then eating bad food or something like that can aggravate it and turn it into a papule/pustule in like 1 day. Usually when I get a typical pustule it lasts for 1-3 days. Papules take longer they usually take like a week, and cysts take a LONG time, I've only gotten cysts on my nose in the past and they last for like a month or longer.

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