Sebaceous follicles


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Related to Sebaceous follicles: sebum, Pilosebaceous unit

se·ba·ceous glands

[TA]
numerous holocrine glands in the dermis that usually open into the hair follicles and secrete an oily semifluid, sebum.

se·ba·ceous glands

(sĕ-bā'shŭs glandz) [TA]
Numerous holocrine glands in the dermis that usually open into the hair follicles and secrete an oily, semifluid sebum.
Synonym(s): sebaceous follicles.

Sebaceous follicles

A structure found within the skin that houses the oil-producing glands and hair follicles, where pimples form.
Mentioned in: Acne
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In some cases, acne is accompanied by scarring, a consequence of abnormal resolution or wound healing following the damage that occurs in the sebaceous follicle during acne inflammation [5].
Made of gold and silica, Sebacia microparticles are specially designed to be activated by the light from commonly used hair removal lasers and are placed in a suspension designed to penetrate the sebaceous follicles.
Benzoyl peroxide: Elicits action by releasing active oxygen; effective in vitro against Propionibacterium acnes, an anaerobe found in sebaceous follicles and comedones; also elicits a keratolytic and desquamative effect which may also contribute to its efficacy.
Zinc reduces inflammation in the skin's sebaceous follicles by blocking an enzyme that splits long-chain fatty acids into shorter fatty acids which can irritate the skin.
Abnormal follicular cell cycles are believed to play a major role in plugging sebaceous follicles and causing comedones to form.