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Wednesday, February 14, 2007

What is Blackhead Acne?

Which Treatment is Available for Effective Blackhead Removal?"
Essentially Blackhead acne is no different than any other from of acne. The formation of acne is all the same it's the size and color of acne lesions that gives acne different names".
How Do Blackheads Develop?
The exact cause of Acne is unknown, However many doctors and scientists believe that they result from several related factors.
One main factor is the increased productions of androgens (male hormones) in both boys and girls during puberty.
These hormones in turn cause the sebaceous glands to enlarge and produce more sebum (oil). The oil is secreted to the surface of your skin through tiny pores. Acne is the direct result if these pores become clogged with dead skin and infected by bacteria.

What is the distinction between Blackhead and Whitehead?
Simple! With whitehead, the infection remains below the surface of the skin and with its coutnerpart the infection comes through the skin.
The infected area oxidizes with the surrounding air to give it the appearance of a Black mark on the top of the acne skin lesion and hence the name. Please refer to the diagram below…..courtesy of National Institute of Health

Can pregnancy cause Acne?
The female body goes through great deal of hormone change during pregnancy. This change in hormone levels can definitely contribute to formation of Acne. In addition many women will experience acne starting or stopping birth control pills.

Which Treatment Should I Use For Treating These Acne Lesions?
There are a number of Blackhead acne treatments on the market today: Including Benzoyl peroxide, Salicylic acid, Retin-A and many more.


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