Before Enlarged Pores Treatment by APT Medical Aesthetics
After Enlarged Pores Treatment by APT Medical Aesthetics
Pores are small openings in the skin through which sebum (oil) is released to the surface. Large pores on the nose, forehead and cheeks are commonly experienced by those with oily or aging skin. Because they contribute to uneven skin texture and are difficult to camouflage, enlarged pores can be bothersome.

Causes of enlarged pores include genetics, chronic sun exposure, and skin congestion. Aging skin loses elasticity in the skin that surrounds the pores. At the same time, unprotected sun exposure damages the collagen that is necessary to support pores and keep the skin plump. Congestion (clogged pores) occurs when excess oil combines with dead skin cells and bacteria, partially blocking the pore and impeding its function. 
Enlarged pores treatment may include one or more of the following:

The goal of enlarged pores treatment is to clear the pores, restore collagen and elasticity, and protect the skin from further damage.

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Microneedling for the treatment of enlarged pores and overall skin texture.

Frequently Asked Questions

It seems my pores have gotten bigger as I’ve gotten older. Why is this?

Aging skin experiences reduced collagen production which is essential in supporting your pores and keeping skin firm. Also, if you have oily or congested skin your pores may be larger due to excess oil production. There are treatments available that can help minimize the appearance of enlarged pores.
 

I’ve heard that large pores can not be treated. Is this true?

Pores are small openings in the skin that are essential for healthy skin function. While it is true that you can not “shrink” your pores, there are treatments available that can unclog and refine the pores, making them less noticeable. For example, clinical peels and acne treatments can clear pore congestion. Microneedling and laser skin resurfacing help build new collagen and thicken the skin, which helps pores appear smaller. A targeted skin routine at home will maintain results and help manage enlarged pores.
 

Microneedling sounds painful. Why is it good for large pores?

Microneedling is a very gentle procedure that is virtually painless. It utilizes a device that has 10 microneedles which create precise tiny punctures into the top layer of skin. This stimulates new collagen and elastin, which in turn thickens the skin and minimizes the appearance of pores.  There is no downtime after microneedling, therefore patients are able to return to their normal activities after the treatment.