Large Pores Treatment - Adelaide
Pores are an essential part of your skin’s health. They provide oil to keep skin soft and hydrated. However, you don’t really want to be constantly reminded of their existence every time you look at yourself in the mirror. Pores can be more prominent when they are infected and clogged with oil and dead skin, making them appear larger than they really are. Acne is often the cause of enlarged pores. Large pores, cosmetic laser treatment at Advanced Cosmetic Medicine can help you overcome this problem.
How it works
What are pores?
Pores are the opening where your hair follicles exit the skin. Your pores contain a sebaceous gland which produces oil. Pores are larger on the forehead, nose and chin due to the fact that the glands are larger in these regions. Pores are usually invisible when you have dry skin. Pores are more noticeable and wider when you have oily skin.
What is the cause of large pores?
The two main factors which contribute to having large pores are ageing and genetics. People tend to have large pores if they have skin that is by nature thick and oily.
Ageing and sun damage causes a decrease in the skin’s elastin and collagen which causes pores to widen. Also as we age the skin thickens and skin cells accumulate around the outside of pores, making them look larger.
Blackheads are also a major factor in having large pores. The accumulation of oil, bacteria and dirt within the pores causes swelling and an increase in the diameter of the pores.
How do you prevent large pores?
There are several different ways to help prevent the appearance of large pores. Bearing in mind that large pores are caused by ageing, exposure to UV radiation, acne and genetics.
Your pore diameter will expand as pores get clogged with dead skin, excess oils and bacteria causing blackheads. As you age your skin loses its bounce factor, so even after the pore is unclogged the pore will remain the same size. You cannot change the size of your pores easily once they become enlarged. However, having a healthy skincare routine can go a long way towards helping to prevent them from occurring in the first instance.
In the mornings wash your face with lukewarm water and use a gentle facial cleanser. Rinsing after using cool water will help tighten pores.
Use a moisturiser that is specific to your skin type. For people that have oily skin you will notice that their pores are more visible, due to the fact that the oils seem to highlight the pores. If you have an oily skin type, then it is best to use a moisturiser that is free of oil.
Sun damage causes a reduction of elastin and collagen in your skin. By helping to preserve the collagen and elastin in your skin your skin will remain firm and your pores will be tight. Always apply sunscreen with a high SPF every day.
Always wash your face before going to bed, especially if you have been wearing makeup during the day. Rinse your face with cool water and reapply your moisturiser.
Have an extraction facial once a month to keep your pores clean and open. Microdermabrasion is also very helpful as it removes the dead layer of skin revealing healthy, soft skin underneath.
What are the treatments for large pores?
At Advanced Cosmetic Medicine, we offer several different treatments that can help reduce the appearance of enlarged pores. These treatments involve encouraging the body’s natural production of collagen and elastin to help plump the skin and close open pores.
- Skin Needling
Skin needling is an excellent treatment for reducing the size of enlarged pores. A needle gun is used to puncture the skin and create thousands of tiny picture wounds in the skin. This results in a healing response with the production of new collagen and elastin which helps to plump the skin and make pores smaller.
- Laser Genesis
Laser Genesis works in a slightly similar way to skin needling in that micro-wounds are created that repair using the body’s natural repair mechanisms, resulting in increased collagen and elastin production. Laser Genesis uses thousands of micro-pulses at the 1064nm wavelength of light. This energy is absorbed by the skin creating a warm sensation to the skin. Several sessions will be required every two to four weeks to see results. It is a gradual process as the skin builds up elastin and collagen over a period of time. Results, however, are long-lasting and certainly worth waiting for.
Dr Rahma Targett
Dr Rahma Targett is a General Practitioner(FRACGP), with a specialty in Cosmetic Medicine. She founded Advanced Cosmetic Medicine in 2016 and has since become well known as a trusted and in demand Cosmetic Physician in Adelaide. She has a Diploma in Dermoscopy and a Diploma in Aesthetic Medicine with the American Academy of Aesthetic Medicine. Dr Targett is a leader in her field and regularly attends Cosmetic conferences to keep up to date with modern aesthetic techniques. At advanced Cosmetic Medicine you can always be reassured that you will be welcomed and treated personally by Dr Rahma Targett.