Black Heads, White Heads

These are also known as comedones. These are the first lesions of acne and occur due to blocking of hair follicles with oil and dead skin cells. When the follicle is open they form black head due to entrapment of dirt and when closed they form white heads.

The primary reason for the same is hormonal changes.

These get aggravated by:

  • Application of oil based products on the face
  • Stress
  • Hot and humid environment


  • Treatment

  • Oral and topical medications

  • Extraction of black heads, white heads

  • These are also known as comedones.