Enlarged pores occur when a combination of excess oil, dirt, makeup, and dead skin cells collect and become blocked within the skin’s pores. This blockage results in the pore becoming bigger, or enlarged. While enlarged pores are harmless, over time if the pore remains clogged, this can lead to the development of acne. Enlarged pores are fairly common, and can affect men and women at any age. People with oily skin tend to struggle with enlarged pores more because excess oil production makes it easier for pores to become clogged, resulting in subsequent enlargement. Other factors like genetics, age, and Sun damage can also influence pore size and result in visibly unflattering, enlarged pores.
Consistently practicing a comprehensive skincare routine at home can help shrink enlarged pores. This includes thoroughly cleansing and exfoliating the face to help remove excess dirt, dead skin cells, makeup, and more that can easily clog pores. While having a complete skincare routine can help minimize enlarged pores, it is not nearly as effective as using various professional aesthetic treatments. Laser treatments and microneedling are a few treatment options we offer to help reduce enlarged pores, giving patients effortlessly clearer, healthier-looking skin.