How To Treat
Large pores on the face are very common but can take away from one’s attractiveness. Our entire body (except for the bottoms of the feet and the palms of the hands) is covered with 2 types of pores: one type that produces sebum (oil) and one that releases sweat. The pores that release sebum are the ones that become clogged with oil, dead skin cells, bacteria, and dirt, creating an uneven appearance. Although it is not possible to permanently change the size of your pores, there are several treatments available to keep them unclogged and healthy.
Who Is Prone
To Large Pores?
If you have acne-prone skin, it is likely that you also have large pores because both are associated with an increase in sebum production. However, acne-prone skin is not the only skin type that suffers from large pores. People with dehydrated skin may also develop this condition because the face begins to produce extra sebum to moisturize the skin which increases the risk of clogged pores. Other causes of large pores include genetics, sun damage, and aging.
For Large Pores
At Essential Aesthetics, we offer a variety of treatments to help minimize the appearance of your pores and give you smooth, clear skin. These include:
Laser resurfacing is typically used to treat acne scarring, stretch marks, and wrinkles, but it can also be used to tighten the pores and improve skin texture. Similar to IPL, this non-ablative technology stimulates collagen production through controlled light pulses.
Radiofrequency (RF) microneedling uses small needles that penetrate the skin while delivering controlled RF energy into the deep dermis. Besides helping minimize the appearance of pores, it also helps treat skin laxity, acne scarring, fine lines, and wrinkles.
Chemical peels consist of ingredients such as beta-hydroxy acids and alpha-hydroxy acids to chemically exfoliate your skin. Depending on your skin type, there is a range of chemical peels that effectively treat your large pores, as well as acne and acne scarring.
Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) Photofacial uses controlled light pulses to penetrate tissue and create heat, removing skin imperfections. When it comes to large pores, IPL removes the excess oil and dead skin cells that clog the pores, cleaning them out and helping with the overall texture of the skin.
How To Prevent
Although large pores can be inherited, there are ways to prevent them from becoming clogged and looking bigger. Avoiding harsh astringents, choosing non-comedogenic skincare and cosmetic products, and removing makeup at night are a few ways to prevent the appearance of large pores.
Are Pore Reduction
As with most medical aesthetic treatments, it takes time and patience to begin seeing results from pore treatments. However, you may begin to see results within a week after receiving treatment, with optimal results showing at 5 weeks. Maintenance sessions are recommended every 3 months to keep the appearance of pores to a minimum.