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How To Get Rid Of Pimples: Skin-Safe Ways For Pimple Removal & Treating Acne
How To Get Rid Of Pimples: Skin-Safe Ways For Pimple Removal & Treating Acne


Nov 28, 2023

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Este Medical Group

Dealing with face acne can feel like a battle, trying to control pimples that are puffed-up or leave acne scars.

It totally messes with your confidence and self-esteem.

Plus, having visible acne might push you to test out removal methods that might not do much good in the end, both short-term and long-term.

Este Medical's skincare specialists have encountered a wide range of blemished skin conditions, and know how to handle all types of pimples and acne scarring. We've assisted teenagers, young adults, and even grown-ups dealing with adult acne find effective solutions to reach their clear skin goals, and effectively manage and eliminate persistent pimple problems.

Being skincare experts, we stand by the recommendation of professional acne skincare treatments like HydraFacial and acne chemical peels for example, as these types of skincare treatments are skin-safe and deliver consistent, effective results. Yet, we understand the need women and men have in exploring other acne remedies and natural methods for treating spots.

To help you explore the best acne treatments, we've gathered together commonly asked questions about eliminating and managing acne, and we hope the answers will guide you toward achieving the clear, radiant skin you're aiming for.

How To Get Rid Of Pimples Professionally 

Getting rid of pimples professionally at a cosmetic clinic like Este Medical is important for preserving your skin's health and appearance. We know you want to get rid of pimples overnight, but trying for instant results might not work and could actually make things worse. Attempting to pop or squeeze pimples at home can lead to scarring, infections, and deeper skin damage. 

Professional pimple treatments at a skincare clinic ensure:

  1. Safe and effective removal without risking potential complications, 
  2. Customised solutions that address the underlying type and cause of acne (e.g., hormonal pimples, whiteheads and blackheads, cysts, etc…), 
  3. Maintain your skin's integrity and facilitate faster healing. 

Going to a beauty or medical clinic and getting help from skincare experts is the safer choice for fixing your pimple issue (see skin assessment).

At a professional clinic, skincare experts bring both experience and specialised tools to assess your skin trauma from acne and acne scarring. Their expertise guides them to recommend the best acne treatments, paving the way for your journey to radiant, clear skin!

How To Get Rid Of Pimples Fast 

As we mentioned above, getting rid of a pimple or pimples overnight is not always realistic. And drugstore treatments like ‘pimple patches’ are probably not getting to the underlying cause of your pimples

Here is some practical advice on how to get rid of pimples as fast as possible:

  • Try an over-the-counter acne spot treatment like a pimple patch
  • Apply a face mask for acne
  • Use a skincare lotion or cream with retinoids as they can help unclog pores and reduce inflammation
  • Conceal a spot with makeup that has salicylic acid
  • Este Medical has a range of new skin-safe skincare products, Este Plus. Try EP Anti-Blemish Elixir and EP Iconic Cleanser to clear up acne

Our professional advice to avoid the overnight pimple problem is to address your recurring acne with an in-clinic acne treatment that will deeply clean and exfoliate your skin, plus eliminate acne causing bacteria, for instance: 

Remember, while you might want pimples gone quickly, a regular skincare routine tends to yield better and more lasting results than trying to rush the process. 

If you want to set-up regular pimple treatments with Este to maintain clear skin all year-round, then let’s arrange your free skincare consultation at an Este clinic near you

How To Get Rid Of Pimple Scars 

What gets rid of pimple scars? If you go online, you will see natural remedies like aloe vera and seed oil for improving the look of acne scars, but they may not work for everyone. You can also try medicated creams that contain azelaic acid or hydroxyl acids. Also steroid injections reportedly work on some types of raised scars. 

Of importance when treating acne scars is knowing what type of acne scarring you have, for example, do you have ice pick scars, boxed scars, or rolling acne scars? 

For pimple scar treatments, we recommend scheduling a skincare consultation to determine which of the below treatments will be best suited to clearing up your acne scarring. 

One or a combination of these professional scar treatments will help to improve the appearance of your skin, depending on your acne scar type. Discover the safer and more effective route of professional acne scar treatments.  

How To Get Rid Of Hormonal Pimples

What is hormonal acne? Hormonal spots can develop with changes in your hormone cycle, as it can trigger an increase in the amount of oil your skin produces. This oil interacts with bacteria in the pores of your skin and can result in cyclical acne.

Here’s what we recommend for this type of routine acne:

  • Skincare Routine: Maintain a consistent skincare routine. Cleanse your face twice a day with a gentle cleanser to remove excess oil and dirt.  
  • Use Oil-Free Products: Use oil-free or non-comedogenic skincare products to avoid clogging pores.  
  • Try Spot Treatments: Consider using spot treatments with ingredients like benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid on problem acne areas.  
  • Consider Using Hormonal Birth Control: Some people find relief from menstrual acne (i.e., period pimples) by using hormonal birth control that regulates hormone levels.  
  • Keep A Healthy Lifestyle: Eat a balanced diet, stay hydrated, manage stress, and get enough sleep as these factors can influence hormonal balance and skin health.
  • Regular Facial Treatments: Keep cyclical acne under control with regular deep cleaning and skin exfoliating treatments like HydraFacial and Azelan Acne Peel, both gentle enough to have at least once a month at an Este UK Medical clinic near you.

What To Avoid When Trying To Get Rid Of Pimples 

In the best interest of protecting your skin from needless damage, we need to address the following at-home remedies for getting rid of pimples. Using too many of these remedies might cause infections or damage to your skin, so let's be careful. 

Does ice get rid of pimples? An ice cube pimple treatment may help ease spot swelling and numb the pain from deep acne temporarily. However, it won't make the acne disappear or stop it from returning. The better option would be to try non-invasive LED Phototherapy to kill acne causing bacteria. 

Can steaming your face get rid of pimples? Using steam on the face is known for its pore-opening benefits, yet when done at home, there's a risk of the steam being too hot and potentially harming delicate surface skin. We recommend professional acne extractions and regular HydraFacials to keep your pores clean and healthy. 

Can Vaseline get rid of pimples? Vaseline does not effectively treat acne, it is not a recommended pimple treatment. Avoid using skincare products that contain paraffin and petroleum. 

Instead, look for skincare products that contain high-quality ingredients like Este Plus. Our new EP range of skincare for all genders, ages and skin types contains botanical elements and natural extracts, as well as active medical-grade compounds like hyaluronic acid, growth factors, peptides, and retinols. Este Plus is especially suitable for acne-prone skin: try our EP Iconic Cleanser for Oily Skin, EP Anti-Blemish Elixir, and EP Professional's Vitamin C serum to reduce the look of acne scars.

Does castor oil get rid of pimples? While there are popular claims that castor oil has positive effects on the skin due to its supposed antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory qualities, its actual effectiveness in treating acne, blackheads, and pus-filled pimples may vary from person to person. 

Since there are various types of acne, the most appropriate treatment will differ depending on the individual. 

For instance, hormonal pimples might be best treated with regular deep cleaning HydraFacials, and skin with whiteheads, blackheads, and acne scars will benefit from laser treatments for acne, like ClearSkin acne treatments.

How To Get Rid Of Pimples Permanently 

Achieving clear, radiant skin involves utilising top-tier skincare products, medicated solutions for pimples, and seeking expert, in-clinic skincare treatments specifically designed to tackle acne and acne scarring and discolouration.

Experience Este Medical Group's acne treatments to restore your skin’s smooth, healthy texture, achieve an even tone, and rejuvenate your complexion. Reach out today to schedule your free skincare consultation for face or body acne treatments!

Last Updated:

November 28, 2023

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