Pimples & Black heads
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What is Black heads ?
Blackheads are a feature of acne, a common skin condition that involves lesions frequently referred to as pimples, spots, zits, whiteheads or blackheads. Blackheads are a specific kind of dark acne lesion, so-called because they contain oxidized melanin, the pigment made by skin cells called melanocytes.
Causes of black heads
Blackheads have a well-described pathogenesis - pores become blocked through the following process:
- The sebaceous glands overproduce sebum (and skin cell overgrowth may also be a factor)
- The excess sebum clumps together with dead skin cells and blocks the hair follicle (the base and canal in the skin from which a hair grows)
- The open comedone exposes this plug of sebum to the air, resulting in oxidation of the oily, waxy substance, turning it a black color.
As laid out above, blackheads are a result of abnormal sebum secretion, often combined with overgrowth of skin cells, resulting in blocked pores. While we understand this process, the reasons for excess sebum production are less clear.
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