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Skin picking or excoriation disorder, formerly known as dermatillomania, is characterized by the compulsive urge to pick at ones skin to the extent that lesions or scarring is formed.
For many people skin picking disorder is a cycle of picking-to-remove-imperfection, only to perpetuate further imperfection.
Skin picking disorder affects all ages, with onset known to be common in children and teenagers. Often onset in the teen years correlates with occurrence of skin problems like acne, which is common in adolescence.
Picking or popping at pimples or peeling dead skin cells are not uncommon habits. Most people have engaged in some form of skin picking behaviors at one time or another in their lives.
It is widely agreed that Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) is the most effective form of intervention for body-focussed repetitive behaviors (BFRBs) such as dermatillomania (now known as excoriation disorder).