How? Partly just replacing the picking with a new obsession (sexwith my Man!!!, and lots of it!!!) And I think mostly from starting on Abilify! I am on Lexapro and Concerta which are an anti-depressant and Ritalin for my ADD, respectively. I have been on them for a long time, but since starting Abilify I was able to just tell myself not to pick, and I DIDN'T PICK!!!! As a reward I am doing microdermabrasion treatments on my arms (only part I can afford for now) and reducing the scars I have created for all these near 40 yrs of picking! I deserve a big pat on the back!
I have never neve never been able to pick more than a couple days all these years, so I plan to stay on this med as long as I need to. If I try to go off and I start to feel the compulsion to pick again, I will definitely post here to let you all know.
I wish you all find a way to stop! I recommend at least talking to your Dr about Abilify. Good luck to all!