Your first date? Your graduation prom night? Your company’s D & D? Or your WEDDING DAY? An important social event or the Event of the Decade that you have been waiting for with great anticipation. But you have a pimple that is shouting for attention. What can you do? Are there any immediate solutions that work RIGHT NOW, RIGHT AWAY?
It’s Murphy’s Law. It is a rule that states, “If something can go wrong, it will.” More likely than not, “at the worst time” too.
These situations do arise in the course of my work. I have two methods in treating that dreadful zit: Steroid injection and lasers.
Steroid injections directed into the pimple settles the redness and swelling in a day or two. While it is highly effective in resolving the pimple in quick time, a major consideration is the side effect of this treatment. It can leave a permanent dent over the skin where it is injected, although it may not happen to everyone. The substance flattens the pimple, so it can also flatten the surrounding surface of the skin. If it happens, the dent comes in about a week or two. So if you are not prepared to possibly bear with this side effect permanently, consider the next option.
Lasers applied on the pimple itself helps to kill the germs in it due to the heat. It can also shrink the sides of the pimple by reducing the oil secretions. The effect is a drying-up pimple. Often, in an emergency time-sensitive situation, I do the laser on the affected dot every day for about three days. That said, you will need to flag out the stubborn pimple that seems to be increasing in size early, look for help early so that all will be well in 3 to 5 days. It is difficult to hide the 3D protrusion of the pimple. With laser flattening the pimple to 2D, it is much easier to apply concealer over it.
These are the tips and tricks I have for managing an unwanted, sudden or long-staying pimple. Each treatment option has its advantage. Do speak with your medical doctor, he/she may just have the solution you are looking for!
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