Dermatillomania, also known as excoriation disorder or compulsive skin picking, can not only lead to ugly sores, but also dangerous skin infections. This is more than an annoying habit. It's a potentially dangerous compulsion that you know you need to break -- but that's terribly difficult to fight. Here's a look at your treatment options.
Seek cognitive behavioral therapy through a treatment center.
Cognitive behavioral therapy is a type of treatment that relies on teaching you to deal with feelings of stress and anxiety in a healthier manner, rather than turning to compulsions like skin picking.