A pimple is formed when sebum and the normal secretion of the sebaceous glands, become trapped in the hair follicle and mix with dead skin cells.
Depending on the severity, an acne lesion can take up to two months to fully heal.
To avoid permanent scars, resist the temptation to hurry and consult your dermatologist instead for a cortisone injection.
Cortisone injections can help quickly reduce pain and swelling by suppressing inflammation.
This is a great last minute solution because it doesn’t there is no time out associated with treatment. (Your doctor may also use a small needle to drain the stain and clear up the infection.)
Remember, although cortisone injections can reduce redness and inflammation, they can potentially cause slight depression of the skin at the injection site.