Enlarged Pores Treatment
Enlarged Pores Treatment at Dr Tyng Tan Aethetics and Hair Clinic
One of the stubborn and challenging skin issues to address are enlarged pores. You might feel like you’ve tried everything, but are clueless when choosing the right products which only makes matters worse.
Dr Tyng Tan Aesthetics and Hair Clinic offers medical aesthetic procedures such laser resurfacing and chemical peels that can make pores appear smaller with a lasting effect. Non-ablative laser treatments increase collagen production which tightens pores, causing them to look smaller. A glycolic acid peel, on the other hand, help reduce the appearance of enlarged pores.
2. Oily skin
3. Poor Hygiene
4. Sun damage
5. Loss of collagen, elastin and water in the skin
Pores are necessary for the skin to breathe and produce natural skin oils to protect against dehydration. However, having enlarged pores makes the skin look unhealthy and unhygienic. It also magnifies any dirt and grime that are clogged inside, and with all that happening, blackheads and whiteheads are bound to form.
Medical Lasers can be used to effectively reduce pore size, especially in areas such as the nose, cheeks and forehead.
A recent study shows that fractional photothermolysis — a form of laser therapy — is successful in not just treating acne scars but also temporarily reducing pore size. The procedure sloughs off the outer layers of the skin and clears debris within the pores.
This treatment no longer requires any downtime, and patients can readily resume their usual activities after the procedure.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
1. HOW CAN I PREVENT PORE ENLARGEMENT?
Maintaining healthy skin condition requires the most basic skin care steps. The same is also true when you aim to avoid enlarged pores.
a. Use a gentle cleanser when washing your face, and remember to do it regularly. Warm water can help when lathering because it can help loosen the dirt and oil. Finish with a cold water rinse to shrink the pores.
b. Apply a moisturizer that suits your skin type.
c. Apply a broad spectrum sunscreen every day to avoid sun damage.
2. WHAT PROBLEMS CAN ARISE WITH ENLARGED PORES?
3. WHAT ARE THE TREATMENTS AVAILABLE FOR ENLARGED PORES?
4. WILL I STILL HAVE THE RISK OF GETTING AN ENLARGED PORE SIZE AFTER HAVING TREATMENT?
5. ARE TREATMENTS FOR ENLARGE PORES SIZE EXPENSIVE?
6. IS THE TREATMENT PAINFUL?
Generally, pore reduction treatment is tolerable. It creates a warm sensation on the target areas. The treatment doesn’t involve significant discomfort, but if it does, the doctor can adjust it accordingly.
Roh M, Goo B, Jung J, Chung H, Chung K. Treatment of enlarged pores with the quasi long-pulsed versus Q-switched 1064 nm Nd:YAG lasers: A split-face, comparative, controlled study. Laser Ther. 2011;20(3):175-80. [PubMed]
Cho SB, Lee JH, Choi MJ, Lee KY, Oh SH. Efficacy of the fractional photothermolysis system with dynamic operating mode on acne scars and enlarged facial pores. Dermatol Surg. 2009 Jan;35(1):108-14. doi: 10.1111/j.1524-4725.2008.34399.x. Epub 2008 Dec 4. [PubMed
Reviewed by Dr. Tyng Tan, on May 6, 2020
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Dr. Tan Tyng Yuan, MBBS completed her graduate and medical education in the United Kingdom over a span of 10 years.