Diupload : 3 Okt 2017
Channel : Dr. Sandra Lee (aka Dr. Pimple Popper)
Duration : 6.12
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A blackhead is also called an open comedo (single for comedone), and it is a clogged pore in the skin that is open to the air. Keratin (skin protein) and sebum (oil) combine to block the pore. They are often found on the face and trunk. but they can be found anywhere on the body. Blackheads are not clogged with dirt, but it is the exposure to air that causes oxidation turning the internal contents black. They can be extracted using a comedone extractor. I usually use an 11 blade (a blade that comes to a sharp point) and a Shaumberg type comedone extractor.
Comedones can also occur due to excessive and cumulative sun exposure to the skin, which is why you can see them on the face of older people who don’t have active acne. When the comedones are distributed around the eyes and the upper cheekbone area, it’s called Favre-Racouchot syndrome.
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