Dilated Pore of Winer Removal

Professional removal of your unwanted dilated pore of winer

Office-based removal procedure with minimal downtime and pain.

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What is a dilated pore of winer?

The dilated pore of winer is a common enlarged blackhead (open comedome) that is lodged within your hair follicle. More common in older folks, it is tends to be located on the face, neck and back. Although it is harmless and poses no health concerns, many individuals may seek treatment as they find it cosmetically unsightly.

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HOW DR.NG TREATS DILATED PORE OF WINER

While Dilated pores of winder are harmless, they sometimes cause annoyance, inconveniences and may affect your appearance. With over 15 years of clinical experience, Dr Ng. is adept at removing skin lesions of all sizes and at different locations with a range of techniques that is unique to your condition.

What Causes It?

The exact cause contributing to the dilated pore of winer is unknown. The condition was first described by Louis H. Winer in 1954 where he noted an association with cystic acne or other cystic processes that can obstruct the hair follicle. There may be an association with sun damage to the skin in some cases.

How Common Is it?

The dilated pore of winer is often found in adults and the elderly. Men are more commonly afflicted with this condition. The head, neck and trunk are common areas affected.

While most cases occur after the age of 40, it may appear in some patients in their 20s. 

What Does It Look Like?

For many individuals, they may noticed an enlarged pore with a blackhead which may be larger than what they had experienced during the adolescent period. 

The pore appears enlarged due to a buildup of oil, dead skin cells, and debris within the hair follicle. Over time, this material becomes oxidized, giving it a dark coloration, similar to a blackhead. The pore of Winer can vary in size, but it is often much larger than a standard blackhead and may protrude from the surface of the skin.

Patients may also report squeezing the contents through the pore only for it to re-accumulate over time.

The dilated pore of winer is usually asymptomatic unless infection sets in.

Most common locations include:

  • Face
  • Neck
  • Back

How Is It Diagnosed?

Most cases of dilated pore of winer are diagnosed based on history and clinical examination. A biopsy is taken for histological analysis if diagnosis is uncertain.

What else could it be?

Some skin conditions can mimic the dilated pore if winer, but thankfully are mostly harmless. These include:

  • Epidermal cyst
  • Pilar sheath acanthoma
  • Nevus comedonicus

Is it linked to cancer?

Overwhelmingly, most cases of dilated pore of winer are benign and do not cause cancer.

Dilated Pore of Winer Treatment

Treatment for a pore of Winer typically involves extraction by a  trained medical professional. This may involve using specialized tools to gently remove the impacted material from the pore. In some cases, the pore may need to be surgically excised if it is particularly large or problematic.

There are various dilated pore of winer treatment options. These range from

  • Surgical excision
  • Punch biopsy 
  • Electrosurgery
  • Laser surgery

Surgical excision is mostly curative as other techniques may not remove the deeply embedded hair follicle unit within the skin.

 

Frequently Asked Questions About Dilated Pore of Winer

It is not recommended to attempt to treat dilated pores of Winer at home. Extraction should be performed by a dermatologist or trained medical professional to avoid complications such as infection or scarring.

es, they can recur, especially if underlying factors such as genetics or excessive oil production are not addressed. Proper skincare practices, including regular cleansing and exfoliation, may help prevent recurrence.

In most cases, dilated pores of Winer are benign and not indicative of a more serious skin condition. However, it’s essential to have any unusual skin growth or lesion evaluated by a doctor for proper diagnosis and treatment.

While it may not be possible to prevent dilated pores of Winer entirely, practicing good skincare habits such as regular cleansing and exfoliation may help minimize their occurrence.

Yes, there are risks, including infection, scarring, and skin irritation. It’s important to have extraction performed by a qualified professional to minimize these risks.

schedule a consultation for Dilated pore of winer removal in singapore

DPOW are harmless growths on the skin. They are more common as you grow older, more prevalent in patients with a history of cystic acne, and may be linked to sun exposure. DPOW removal surgery considerations include the number of lesions, size, location and your existing skin condition. Dr.Ng offers a personalised treatment plan that is unique to your condition. Contact us to schedule an appointment with Dr.Ng today.

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  3. Mittal RR, Sethi PS, Jha A. Dilated pore of Winer. Indian Journal of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprology. 2002 Jul 1;68(4):239-40.