To pop an ingrown zit, gently puncture the head of the pimple with a sterile needle, then lightly press the surrounding tissue to force the infection out. It is best to do this after showering. Only puncture a pimple if ... More »

An infected zit or pimple occurs when the pressure of squeezing or popping forces dirt, debris and bacteria deeper into the skin. Pimples are defined as small, localized infections of the oil glands, usually due to over-... More » Beauty & Fashion Skin Care Skin Blemishes

The pros of popping zits include clearing up the unsightly acne and helping to prevent future breakouts. However, when a person conducts the procedure unprofessionally, some of its cons include serious risks such as maki... More » Beauty & Fashion Skin Care Skin Blemishes

To "pop" a pimple, dermatologists and aestheticians will usually lance the yellowish pimple with a sterile needle and then use a tool called a comedone extractor to squeeze the contents out of the pimple. One may also ch... More »

Using a warm compress and tea tree oil can help to bring a pimple to head. Pimples that do not come to head are sometimes deep cysts and may have to be treated by a dermatologist. More »

Popping a pimple can lead to infection, swelling and even permanent scarring, especially if done improperly. When a person pops a pimple, it allows bacteria to get into other pores and can lead to even more breakouts, ac... More » Beauty & Fashion Skin Care Skin Blemishes

Cystic acne forms when the infection that causes a pimple moves to deeper tissue and causes the pore to fill with pus, according to WebMD. As of 2014, no one is certain of the exact cause of acne, but hormones and geneti... More »