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Why Can't The Sebum Just Be Physically Taken Out Of The Follicle?

22 November 2012 - 11:19 AM

I went to a Dermatologist last week. My acne is nowhere near what it used to be, but now I have Hydradentis Suppertiva, and I get sebeceous cysts (and some small pimples as well) I was prescribed a topical benzoyl peroxide and a 1 GM daily dose antibiotic.

But, I'm wondering, why can't the sebum just be taken out of the hair follicle? There are some products which try to do this. Though, I wouldn't try one like this which is just way too big to be gentle enough to do it. I don't believe it doesn't leave a scar as well.

See, if you take a look at the hair follicle

http://www.horizon-b... the basics.asp

It's all about the sebum in it, wouldn't something small enough be able to (after getting say a waxing- to make more space by removing the hair) get down into the follicle and vacuum the sebum out? I wonder if it the future, we won't need anti-acne medicine, you'll just go somewhere where you put your face in mask with hundreds/thousands of microtubules which can down into the follicle and vacuum the sebum out.

Vaccuming Out Sebum

25 May 2012 - 10:05 PM

I did find another topic with this title, the main concerns for something like this are it causes scarring as it sucks out the sebum (I'm confused, it IS sebum in a clogged hair follicle correct? I'm told it's actually keratin in a sebaceous cyst- so they aren't really sebaceous but wouldn't they form under the same mechanism, sebum fills up the follicle, and blocks it- why would it be keratin with a sebaceous cyst and sebum with white fluid pimple?)

Well, I could see something like this working, just provided it's gentle enough. Wouldn't it make more sense to wax the hair in the follicle first, pull it out by the root, so that you can vacuum out the sebum? If it is just sebum this should work, shouldn't it? Provided there is nothing solid in the hair follicle. Perhaps maybe in the future a tube small and fine enough, could be put down into the follicle and vaccum out the fluid

And, what kind of acne is it you get when you get visible red bumps. The reason being there is a sebum build up under the skin and that is why you have the bump. They don't seem to be either whiteheads, blackheads, pastule's or pustles, more like just small cysts. These are the most common ones I get.

Edit: here's a product that claims to do it, I'd still be very careful, and I don't know how they would have used this when my back broke out back in 92, it would take a long treatment!

Acne Mechanism And Acne Vaccums

23 May 2012 - 09:12 PM

Ok, so you can the pictures here.


I've been prescribed an anti biotic (in the past) and apparently they do work. Though, I don't understand how exactly. So, the follicle gets blocked, it fills with sebum, then bacteria get into the sebum and it grows bigger. How would simply killing the bacteria solve this problem, you also have to get the sebum out of the follicle, don't you? I've heard of some products which can vaccuum out the sebum, but I think you'd have to be very carefully doing this as you don't want to cause a wound and get a scar. Would it make any sense to wax the hair, pull it out of the follicle, to give more room for the sebum to get out/and or vacuum it out?