Trichostasis Spinulosa (TS) is a common disorder that results from the retention of tiny hair follicles that cluster together and don’t shed properly. To the naked eye, it appears as a black pore and is usually only visible with a magnifying glass or dermatoscope.
Trichostasis Spinulosa (TS) can occur on the face, cheek, and nose. It can also occur on the breasts, back, and stretch marks.
It has nothing to do with acne and can be confused with sebaceous filaments, blackheads, keratosis pilaris, eruptive vellus hair cysts, and Favre–Racouchot syndrome.
What are the symptoms of Trichostasis Spinulosa?
There are no symptoms for Trichostasis Spinulosa, but some people have experienced itching.
How to treat Trichostasis Spinulosa?
- A comedone extractor can effectively remove Trichostasis Spinulosa. It is better to do this with the help of a dermatologist as doing it yourself can lead to scarring. Certain in-office laser treatments can help but it can recur.
- You can also use tweezers or pore strips to pull out hair.
- After removing the clustered hair follicles, use a moisturizer with keratolytic ingredients that help to hydrate and exfoliate the skin. This reduces the chances of the hair follicles being formed.
- Although, Trichostasis Spinulosa is not acne, using a cleanser with salicylic acid can help.
- Another treatment for Trichostasis Spinulosa is using tretinoin.