While many pimple patches are small translucent stickers, others are look-at-me loud yellow stars and jewel-adorned flower shapes. They’re meant to be seen, with companies saying they’re aiming to fight the stigma associated with acne.

Pimple stickers promise to alleviate some the blow to self-esteem that comes from going to work with a too-big-to-ignore zit on your face. Dermatologists tell us if they live up to this promise.