Pores are small openings in the skin that are connected to hair follicles, sweat glands and oil glands. They are necessary for body temperature regulation, the secretion of toxins, and keeping the skin moisturised. In general, pores are quite small and barely noticeable, but in some cases they can become enlarged. Enlarged pores give the appearance of pits in the skin; resulting in an uneven skin tone.
Enlarged pores are most prominent on the nose, chin and cheeks, making them very hard to conceal. Makeup tends to cling to the pores, highlighting them rather than hiding them, and clogging the pore to make their appearance worse.
Enlarged pores can be attributed to an increase of sebum and oil production, both of which often occur during puberty. Excessive oil and sebum production contributes to break outs of blackheads, whiteheads and acne. The pimples themselves can cause nearby pores to be stretched while the squeezing and picking that ensues enlarges them further.
Once a pore has become enlarged it is unable to shrink (naturally) back to its original size.
Skin needling involves repetitively puncturing the skin to stimulate collagen production, resulting in balanced skin with an even tone.
Skin peels are a non-invasive treatment that utilises carefully chosen products to refine the skin and reduce the size of enlarged pores.
Microdermabrasion promotes the regeneration of the skin’s surface, clearing clogged pores and stimulating collagen growth.
If you’d like to get rid of your enlarged pores, contact the team at the Victorian Laser & Skin Clinic today. We can recommend a treatment program that’s most suitable to you and answer any questions you might have, from “how can enlarged pores be minimised?” through to “is treatment available near me?”
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