Pimple Patches Size Guide

Very little can compare to the annoyance of waking up to find your face covered in pimples. These ugly zits can occur anytime and sometimes stay around for a few days. They are also sometimes painful and leave long-term spots all over your face, back, and chest. There are different types of pimples, and each type will determine how painful the pimple will be and the best treatment regimen; papules and pustules, for instance, can be treated at home but nodular acne and cystic acne will require the help of a dermatologist (skip straight to the pimple patches size guide).

Pimples appear for many reasons, sometimes as a result of hormonal changes, other times pimples may appear due to excess production of sebum oil, dead skin trapped in the skin pores (pore-clogging debris), or poorly moisturized sensitive skin (dry skin types). They may also be caused by the actions of bacteria or yeasts. Regardless of why pimples appear, acne patients are always looking for the best and fastest ways to remove them.

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Pimple patches are essentially little acne stickers containing a gel-like substance, a matte finish, and a cellulose-gum substance applied directly to a skin pimple to prevent external pollutants while also absorbing the fluid, killing bacteria around it, preventing the pimple from spreading to other areas on the skin, and reducing the size of lesions caused (calm blemishes such as acne dots/spots). They also come as invisible patches and spot patches.

There are different sizes on the anti-acne dermal patch market and deciding the best size option for you depends on the pimple size. This article will serve as a guide to finding the right pimple patch size for you, it contains the different types of acne patches in sizes and answers to some of the internet’s most frequently asked questions about pimple patches.

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L14 -150.55 – 0.6

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Frequently Asked Questions

How do you know which size pimple patch to get?

Pimple patches come in different sizes depending on the brand. The best way to decide on which pimple patch size is best for you is to measure the pimple to be treated. With a small metric ruler, take the diameter of the pimple, add about half a millimeter to the value and you will have the best pimple patch size to get.

The metric ruler already has markings in millimeters making it the best option for measuring tiny or large pimples. Too-small patches may be ineffective, so it is important to take accurate measurements.

In addition to the size, you must also check the material from which the patch is made. Many people have complained of having skin reactions to pimple patches; thus, it is important that you thoroughly check the product details to ensure you are not allergic to any of its potent ingredients.

What are the different types of pimple patches?

It is important to be aware of the best type of acne patch for you. The two major types of pimple patches are hydrocolloid and non-hydrocolloid pimple patches. Hydrocolloid stickers draw fluid from the pimple while speeding up its healing process. Hydrocolloid stickers were designed based on hydrocolloid bandages used in medical settings.

Non-hydrocolloid patches, on the other hand, are non-medical patches that contain certain natural ingredients said to treat pimples. They do not draw fluid out of the pimple but may help to reduce the reoccurrence of pimples as well as reduce the risk of scarring.

Deciding on which type of pimple patch to acquire depends on the type of pimple you are trying to treat. Hydrocolloid pimples are said to be best for nodules and cysts while non-hydrocolloid patches are adequate for treating papules and pustules.

Do pimple patches stop the growth of pimples?

Pimple patches could stop the growth of pimples, although not all the time. Remember that pimples may be caused by many factors; the cause of your pimple will largely determine the effectiveness of the pimple patch at stopping its growth and spread.

Pimples caused by bacteria infection or trapped dead skin cells could be easily stunted with the use of pimple patches. They could also stop the spread of pimples and reduce the risk of scarring. Patches are less effective at stunting and reducing the spread of pimples caused by hormonal disturbances and reactions to medications. It is thus, important to seek medical help in these situations.

Do all pimple patches work the same?

No, pimple patches work differently depending on their chemical and physical composition. Hydrocolloid patches, for instance, work by drawing fluid out of the pimple, speeding up the drying-up process and reducing the risk of scarring.

Non-hydrocolloid patches, on the other hand, work by diffusing pimple-drying substances into the wound without drawing out the fluid.

Are there extra-large pimple patches?

Yes, there are extra-large pimple patches. Some pimple patches are big enough to cover particularly large zits with diameters spanning from 45mm (1.77’’) to 70mm (2.76’’).

However, not all brands offer patches as large as these thus, it is important to always check the information on sizing before making a purchase.

What are the best methods of removing acne?

There are many popular home acne treatment remedies, including the use of aloe vera, green tea, essential oils, tea tree oil (tea tree leaf oil), fish oils, herbal-based skincare products, and vitamin supplements. Another option is the use of acne creams and overnight treatments (salicylic acid, hyaluronic acid) to stunt the growth of severe acne and stubborn breakouts.

The use of daytime wear oval-shaped stickers in the management of uninvited breakouts recently became a famous beauty & personal care fix, first gaining traction as part of the South Korean skincare routine and then spanning from South Korea to the rest of Asia, South America (Latin America), and then other areas of the world.

What’s the biggest pimple patch?

The biggest pimple patch has a diameter of about 70mm (2.76’’). This size is rarely offered by brands making pimple patches. Thus, it is important to check the information on the pack properly before making a purchase.

What’s the smallest pimple patch?

The smallest pimple patch has a diameter of about 8mm (0.32’’). This is however not common among brands; thus, you must check the information label thoroughly to be sure the product you are purchasing comes in this size.


Pimples are often annoying to see as they are not only painful but can also leave ugly scars around the face, chest, and back. They can be treated using different natural and medical remedies including pimple patches. Patches help to prevent inflammation and boost the rate at which the pimple dries up. It is however important to first determine the best patch size to cover up your pimple and contained the pimple patch size chart as well as answers to some of the internet’s most frequently asked questions.

Remember that patches come in different sizes depending on the brand, they also come in different types with different physical and chemical compositions. Most of the time, patches will stop the growth of pimples, but they may not stop the spread to other areas. Furthermore, the largest patch size is 70mm while the smallest is about 8mm.

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