15 Nov Acne Excoriee
The medical term for picking at one’s face with acne is “Acne Excoriee” or pickers acne literally meaning picked pimples which is commonly seen in young individuals . It was titled so because of the abundance of young girls who pick or aggravate their skin thats leads to secondary infection . The result is scabs and various ulcerations usually on the face leading to bad scarring. And interestingly enough, the habit of skin picking is far more prevalent among women then men.
Pigmentation and scarring due to this can be easily treated with medication and skin lightening chemical peels , but counseling the patients not topick on the acne is very important.
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