I have always had a weird obsession with popping pimples even before Dr. Sandra Lee became popular and after watching probably every one of her videos I NEEDED a tool like this... anyways I purchased one of these bad boys and I LOVE IT! Its so easy and simple to use. I personally prefer the flatter side because I feel like I can reach more, but the thicker side is great for the bigger pimples in my opinion. Like I said, I love these so much and it makes the removal of blemishes so much easier and a lot less painful. Of course like everyone else has said, I would highly recommend using this tool after you have taken a shower as it does open your pores more.