Mighty Patch‘s Original hydrocolloid patches come in 36- or 72-count packs, and each one measures 12mm across — smaller than a penny. There are also Invisible versions that are thinner and more difficult to see, as well as Surface patches for large clusters of pimples. They work best on pimples with fluid or pus in them, meaning there’s a visible whitehead.
After showering and drying my face, I stick the patches directly on the blemishes that fit this description, then let them work their magic. Sometimes, depending on the pimple, I can see and feel results in as quickly as a few hours. Other times, they take longer to take effect, and I sleep with them overnight.
The results are somewhat gross, but oddly satisfying: The sticker turns white with the pus it has absorbed.
The difference after applying a sticker is clear, and not only visually. Each time, my pimples dramatically reduced in both size and pain. I’m always amazed at how well they work. Over the last couple of years, I’ve become very comfortable with slapping them all over my face every night, and even during the daytime when I go to work.