Some of the blackheads are at the top of the skin it seems. The areas I circled are actually a skin/clearish colored layer that seems to have grown over my normal skin and actually covered the blackhead. I can still see the blackhead but it's definitely being covered. Eh the picture doesn't seem to have done it justice but it's pretty much a clearish skinish colored layer over my normal skin.
I thought this might have been rosacea and rhinophyma at first but that was shot down by my derm. However, I never got a clear answer as to what these bumps were except to just use tazorac. I'm no medical expert nor do I even know that much about blackheads, but is it possible that these blackheads, which have been there for a long long long time, have just caused pores to clog and this clogging has lead to bumps? Some of these bumps have a black dot in the middle which lead me to believe that.
I don't think the tazorac is doing anything cause I've been using it for over a year and if anything, the problem has gotten worse. I just started using a black head serum which hopefully gets rid of these blackheads and which hopefully gets rid of these bumps.
Any thoughts? Anyone else have something like this? Darn our oil glands on our noses!
Edited by Zero33, 26 November 2012 - 10:50 PM.