Dilated Pore (of Winer)

Serving Hamilton, Stoney Creek, Grimsby and surrounding areas

Dilated Pore of Winer:

  • Is an enlarged hair follicle filled with dead skin cells that usually develops on the face
  • Usually look like a large “black head” or large skin pore
  • May range in diameter from 1 mm to over 5 mm
  • May get gradually larger with time and do not disappear spontaneously
  • Are not due to diet
  • Are not collections of fat tissue
  • Are not due to an “Ingrown Hair”
  • Sometimes white or brown material may be extruded from the pore, but the opening remains and re-fills over time
  • The skin around the enlarged pore is injected with a local anesthetic to numb the area
  • The contents and the wall of the pore are removed
  • Stitches are used to close the opening
    • Usually only a single stitch is required
  • Antibiotic ointment and a bandage are used to cover the wound
  • The day after surgery apply a small amount of antibiotic ointment to the wound and change the bandage daily until the stitches are removed
  • If you notice redness, pain, swelling or a discharge from your wound, let the doctor know immediately
  • The stitches are removed in 5 to 10 days
  • The removal of stitches is painless
  • You may bathe, shower and do your normal activities unless the cyst that has been removed is very large and there is a risk of the wound being damaged. The doctor will inform you about this
  • There is a small chance that the pore could grow back
  • There is no cream at this time that will remove a dilated pore of winer
  • There is no way to prevent a dilated pore from developing
  • Removal of dilated pores of winer is not covered by OHIP or private health insurance
  • A referral from a doctor is necessary to make your first appointment

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