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.
acnes than cleanser formulations, and this may be especially relevant on the back where there is less sebum to solubilize benzoyl peroxide particles, a necessary step for penetration into sebaceous follicles," said Dr.
Acne is caused by an enlargement of the sebaceous follicles, which contain oil-producing sebaceous glands, the root cause of acne.