Another of the Emmy Award-winning talk show hosts, Dr. Drew Ordon was on hand to answer the question on everyone’s lips. Namely, why did this happen to this poor person? And, as an experienced cosmetic surgeon, he has a deeper understanding than most of how the body works. Sure enough, Dr. Ordon had an explanation as to why these extra-large, extra-deep blackheads had formed.
“This is severe open comedones – blackheads – involving the external auditory canal,” Dr. Ordon told the show’s aghast audience. The camera took in the crowd as they hid their faces, gagged or winced while watching footage of the infamous extraction on a giant screen. Comedones are basically clogged pores and can vary in color and size. Closed comedones are more commonly known as whiteheads. Open ones are blackheads – but black not because of dirt but because they adopt color from melanin – the skin’s pigment.