sebaceous follicle

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Synonyms for sebaceous follicle

a cutaneous gland that secretes sebum (usually into a hair follicle) for lubricating hair and skin

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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.
Demodexfolliculorum and Demodex brevis are the two species of mites that are almost exclusively found on human skin, specifically near the facial sebaceous follicles.
Individual papules may be misdiagnosed as basal cell carcinoma (BCC), intradermal melanocytic nevus, seborrheic keratosis, sebaceous hyperplasia, syringoma, angiofibroma, trichilemmoma, steatocystoma, TE, and hamartoma of sebaceous follicles.
Acne is a multifactorial disease involving a combination of hyperkeratinization in the sebaceous follicles, excess sebum production, and overgrowth of the bacteria Propionibacterium acnes.
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.