A Dermatologist’s Guide to Using Truly Clear Acne Patches

April 2, 2024

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I frequently recommend convenient at-home acne treatments like Truly Clear’s innovative product line to complement in-office procedures.

Truly Clear offers an array of hydrocolloid patch solutions targeting different types of pimples. In this article, I’ll review proper application and usage of their popular Truly Gone acne patches to optimize results.

How Acne Patches Work

Applying an occlusive barrier over pimples speeds up healing in several key ways:

  • The hydrocolloid gel extracts inflammatory fluids out of the breakout without picking
  • Sealing over lesions prevents bacteria spread to surrounding skin
  • Ingredients like salicylic acid or benzoyl peroxide help eliminate acne-causing microbes

Over 6-12 hours, this reduces swelling,infection risk, and likelihood of lasting marks.

Truly Clear’s Truly Gone Acne Patches Options

Truly Gone patches contain natural ingredients to expedite pimple shrinking:

  • Tea tree oil – Antiseptic and pore decongestant
  • Calendula extract – Anti-inflammatory botanical
  • Salicylic acid – Clears sebum and sheds dead cells

The round Truly Gone dots offer a pack of 72 small stickers for isolated whiteheads. Or opt for their 8 larger zone patches to cover bigger surface areas on the face or body.

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Step-By-Step Guide to Patch Application

Applying Truly Clear patches properly ensures optimal results:

  1. Cleanse skin then dry thoroughly before applying patches
  2. Select appropriately sized patch and place directly over surfaced whitehead
  3. Ensure entire pimple is covered and patch edges adhere to skin
  4. Leave on for at least 6-8 hours or overnight
  5. Remove gently by lifting one edge slowly

Expect the used patch to appear cloudy or wrinkled when removing it as liquid will be drawn out of the lesion beneath.

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Frequently Asked Acne Patch Questions

Below I answer some commonly asked questions about acne stickers like Truly Clear products:

Can you wear patches under makeup?

Yes, the thin hydrocolloid is undetectable under foundation or powder. Take care not to rub off patches during makeup application.

Should I pop a pimple before using patches?

No – never pick or pop pimples as this worsens inflammation. Allow patches to extract fluid without damaging skin.

How long until I see results from patches?

Redness and swelling should visibly reduce after the first overnight patch application. Continued use prevents dark spots and speeds healing.

Can teenagers use acne stickers?

Absolutely – acne patches are suitable for all ages. Teens should use them at the first sign of lesions to curtail breakouts.

The Takeaway

As an experienced dermatologist, I highly recommend patients integrate Truly Clear’s skin-friendly hydrocolloid acne patches into their daily clear skin maintenance routine. When applied properly, these innovative stickers offer a simple at-home pimple treatment solution.

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