Patients & Families

Find a Doctor
Find a Location
Word! Blackhead

Word! Blackhead


(En español: Puntos negros)

Say: blak-hed

People with acne may have different types of bumps on their skin. These can be whiteheads, blackheads, pimples, and cysts. Where do they come from? Your skin is full of tiny holes called pores. If a pore gets clogged with oil, dead skin, and bacteria, the top surface can darken and you're left with a blackhead. With a blackhead, the pore stays open. But if the pore closes, a whitehead forms.

Carepages Logo is health care's largest social network to provide the emotional support needed for healing and well-being. CarePages enables those involved in a health event to create private websites for sharing health updates, photos and supportive messages

Create an Account