Like with common blackheads, when dead skin cells accumulate on the skin’s surface, they can clog a hair follicle or pore opening, causing keratin to collect and build. As this keratin collects and the pore remains plugged with oil and debris, the pore will dilate in size because it is completely filled under the skin’s surface. We call this condition a ‘pore of Winer.' When the pore is open to the air, as blackheads and dilated pores of Winer are, the contents will oxidize, or turn black. These tend to be on the face, neck, back, and chest and are more likely to occur in men than women. If you have this extracted, the dilated pore of Winer will almost always fill right back up again so a more aggressive treatment is needed for this to be corrected permanently. By removing the dilated pore through a method called ‘punch excision’, the chances of this growing back are significantly lower. A similar technique is used pitted or ice pick scarring. With this punch excision technique, the skin tissue will resurface more evenly, leaving little to no evidence of the excised pore. Routine exfoliating facials like @envymedical #DermalInfusion and @thesaltfacial, as well as chemical peels like @revepeel_reveskin’s phenol-based peels will help to prevent these from occurring. Lasers or radiofrequency treatments can be performed after suture removal on any scar or irregularity that remains.