What Blackheads Are Called In Medical Term?

In medical terms, blackheads are called open comedones and are nothing else large pores. Follicles are actually plugs made of dead cells and sebum that blocks the oxidation of melanin (a substance that determines skin color) and become black.

The causes of blackheads are thus stagnation of sebum on the skin, and the accumulation of bacteria, impurities, and dead cells from the skin. Blackheads typically occur in the T-zone, forehead, nose, and chin, but there are situations where arise on the cheekbones.