People may pick their skin occasionally or itch a scab or pop a pimple, however, occasional skin picking can develop into a chronic behavior called Picking Disorder or Excoriation Disorder.
This condition may develop alongside other health conditions such as Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, or Autism.
Skin picking affects 14% of adults in the U.S.
Those affected by this skin condition repeatedly pick, pull, or tear at healthy skin, pimples, blisters, or scabs. This occurs more frequently in females than males.
Symptoms most often develop during adolescence and adulthood. There could be psychological, physical, or social impairment as a result. Without treatment, Picking Disorder can lead to significant emotional distress.
Treatments for Picking Disorder focus on identifying triggers, addressing the behavior, and managing the symptoms for any underlying medical or psychiatric conditions.
At Kiki Skin and Body Spa, our licensed estheticians will analyze your skin, review your concerns, and recommend the appropriate series of treatments and skincare products to help alleviate the tell-tale signs of Skin Picking. With consistent appointments, you will see and appreciate the thorough care the professionals will take to set you on the healing path to healthy skin and a happy, confident you!