BLACK HEAD REMOVAL
What are blackheads?
When the opening of a pore (hair follicle orifice) becomes occluded with sebum (oil) and dead skin cells, which then solidifies, the surface color often darkens. This is what is commonly called a blackhead. There are a number of skin conditions in which blackheads are an important component. The medical name of this structure is a comedo .
What are causes and risk factors for blackheads?
Blackheads are most often recognized early in the course of acne vulgaris, the inflammatory skin disease that affects the face, back,
and chest of almost all teens as they go through puberty. They are thought to be the first sign of teenage acne and contain inflammatory
substances the start the acne process. Elastotic degeneration of the skin affects sun-exposed areas, mostly on the face. The yellowish bumpy deposits of degenerated collagen are often accompanied by numerous blackheads. Chloracne is a condition caused by the absorption of dioxins. which are well known toxins often encountered as a byproduct in the manufacture of herbicides and defoliants. Comedones are seen on the exposed skin in certain workers exposed to insoluble cutting oils in the metal machining industry. Certain topical hair products are known to induce blackheads.