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This video is GRAPHIC. Do Not watch this video if you’re not comfortable with the idea of watching an educational video showing human pores being cleansed of excess sebum.
The title of this video is “Zits Are Us”
Educational Content: A comedo is a clogged hair follicle (pore) in the skin. Keratin (skin debris) combines with oil to block the follicle. A comedo can be open (blackhead) or closed by skin (whitehead), and occur with or without acne. The word comedo comes from Latin to suggest the worm-like look of a blackhead that has been secreted. The plural of comedo is comedones.
The chronic inflammatory condition that usually includes both comedones and inflamed papules and pustules (pimples) is called acne. Infection causes inflammation and the development of pus. Whether or not a skin condition classifies as acne depends on the amount of comedones and infection.
Comedo-type ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) is not related to the skin conditions discussed here. DCIS is a non-invasive form of breast cancer, but comedo-type DCIS may be more aggressive and so may be more likely to become invasive.
A comedone extractor is a tool used to remove blemishes, such as blackheads, pimples, and whiteheads. Often, those who are afflicted with these common skin conditions are hesitant to remove the blemishes because they are afraid of scarring, which can happen under some circumstances. An extractor tool is not much bigger than a pair of tweezers and is said to make removal easier, without as much risk of creating scars.
The tool has one or two looped ends, with one of them usually ending in a sharper point. In most cases, the extractor can be used to remove some surface pimples, but blemishes located deeper should be left alone due to risk of infection and scarring. The comedone extractor uses the looped end to apply pressure to all areas of the pimple. This is different than the finger squeeze method, which centers pressure on one point.
While it may be possible to use the comedone extractor by itself, with very little preparation, it is not recommended. Instead, the directions usually call for the skin to be exposed to steam for a few minutes, which helps open up the skin pores a little more. Caution should be taken during this step, simply because there is a potential of getting burned, depending on how hot the water is. Thanks to: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comedo & http://www.wisegeek.org/what-is-a-comedone-extractor.htm
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