Our patients often ask us what is the best way to spot treat new pimples at home. We’ve heard it all: toothpaste, honey, elaborate home extraction methods. Unfortunately, many of these home remedies only lead to irritation, which can be more difficult to cover with concealer than the pimple itself. The best treatment for an unwanted pimple is a steroid injection here at the Clear Clinic; we are even open on some Saturdays.
However, not everyone can get into the office in time to get rid of their unwanted breakout before a big event. Dr. Schweiger recommends “Applying either prescription or over-the-counter Benzoyl Peroxide medications. Benzoyl Peroxide is antibacterial and anti-inflammatory, both attributes that can help diminish a pimple promptly. The important thing is to use the spot treatment sparingly; less is more, and applying too much of the medication does not make it work better.” Salicylic Acid spot treatments are also readily available and can be helpful to use on an unexpected pimple.