There are a few factors that contribute to enlarged pores, namely, genetics, severe skin dehydration, severe oiliness due to overactive oil glands, sun damage and age.
People who have skin that is naturally thick and oily tend to have larger pores. As people get older, too, sun damage and decreased skin elasticity can cause pores to dilate and look much larger. The skin thickens, causing tiny cells to collect around the edge of the pores which also make them look larger. Blackheads are also a big contributor to large pores. When the pore becomes clogged by dirt, bacteria and oil within the pore begins to accumulate, causing the pore's diameter to expand.
How can one improve enlarged pores?
The good news is that the appearance of large pores can be greatly reduced in a number of ways. For example:
- Cleansing the pores of debris, excess oil, and bacteria will significantly reduce their prominence. This can be achieved by using a low-strength topical medication or face wash with Alpha HA s, Beta HAs, or Poly HAs
- Exfoliation is also a key to minimising the appearance of large pores. This can be accomplished using at-home facial scrubs or in office
- Microdermabrasion and Alpha Hydroxy and Beta Hydroxy Peel Any treatment or products that increase the collagen content of the dermis will improve the size of the pores.
Any treatment or products that increase the collagen content of the dermis will improve the size of the pores.
At Skin Renewal, we offer combinations of collagen inducing treatments to treat enlarged, dilated pores. These include:
- Laser Genesis™
- Pearl laser
- Beta Salicylic Acid Peels
- Laser Genesis
- Endymed FSR
- Fraxel DUAL Laser
- Skin Needling with Dermapen
- RF Needling with Secret RF or Endymed Intensif
- PDL (Pulsed Dye Laser)
- Superficial Chemical peels
Skin Renewal Tip
A monthly light, affordable maintenance treatment with Microdermabrasion and transdermal mesotherapy can go a long way to prevent enlarged pores from forming. Separately each clinical application presents a powerful solution for the most in-demand, fastest-growing procedure with no downtime.