Skincare Demystified with Dr. Andrea Trowers - Pimple Emergencies!

Dr. Andrea Trowers Talks about Pimple Emergencies!

In Miami, the land of the "Beautiful People" - where sun and sand mean that skin is always exposed, Dr. Andrea Trowers, Board Certified Dermatologist based in North Miami Beach, helps enhance all of her client's beauty.

Dr. Trowers exclusively addresses many of your biggest skin care questions in our ongoing series of columns. Her latest column is about pimples - specifically what to do if one shows up at the last minute!. Dr. Trowers explains what same day procedure you can get from a dermatologist, what to never do to your pimple, and how to avoid pimple emergencies in the future! - RLB

Pimple Emergencies: What to Do to Eliminate Them Quickly

OMG! Is that a pimple on your face? Of course it had to erupt on what was previously your picture perfect complexion the day before your big date, interview, party or (insert some other big event) where you wanted to look your best.

The optimal option in this event is to call your Dermatologist and get an appointment stat. My staff is trained to give same day appointments in situations such as these. If the pimple is still a red hard bump (the best case scenario for a rapid response) it can be injected with cortisone. This a steroid, but the injected medication does not go into your bloodstream, just your skin. The steroid rapidly brings down inflammation, helping redness, swelling and the pain to resolve. The pimple usually looks better within a few hours and definitely is significantly better, if not gone, by the next day. If the pimple already has a white head or is significantly swollen it may need to also be drained.

A pimple emergency should be your wake up call to the importance of a skin maintenance regimen. Prescription medications for acne are preventative and really weren’t created for pimple emergencies. In many cases patients make their pimple emergencies worse by globbing prescription medications onto their little volcano. This only irritates the pimple and the surrounding skin, making it that much more obvious.

But by going on a maintenance program with a topical retinoid and other topical medications that work below the surface to keep pores clog free, you can prevent that dramatic call your dermatologist’s office and go to sleep the night before your big event terror free! - Dr. Andrea Trowers

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Office contact info: 10800 Biscayne Boulevard Suite #650 Miami, FL 33161

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