hey i am 27 years old and having good health i have got large pores on my face and someone has suggested me chemical peeling but at the same time my skin is having redness on cheeks sometimes , one year back i started to use anti aging treatment also but now i ma worried about my skin it has become so much sensitive even to a cold cream kindly tell me what to do in this age should i start chemical peel or any antiaging cream or anythig and what to do do to have young looking skin.
Will Chemical Peels Treat Large Pores?
Doctor Answers (4)
Prescription Retinoids and alpha hydroxy acids are the best things for pore size
I agree with those who said that pore size is fixed. The pores do NOT open and close like windows!
When the skin is dry, they SEEM smaller . When skin is oily, the pores seem larger. As we age, sometimes the pores will actually get larger. Don't believe that creams with have a measurable, lasting affect on your pore size. Expect that the right skin care, that is tailored for you, will help you to look your best!
Shrinking pores is not actually possible
It is not actually possible to shrink your pores with anything - lasers, IPL, creams, etc. The only thing that can be done to resolve pore size, is to fill the large ones in with dermal fillers, like Restylane. It is possible to even out tone and coloring with IPL or laser resurfacing, which for a lot of people actually does help the pores appear smaller and less obvious (though in all actuality they are not!). You can consult with a dermatologist or plastic surgeon to go over the possibilities. But I'd say chemical peels are not your answer.
The skin sensitivity you are experiencing could be from using products with aggressive agents. Many anti-aging products have a form of retinol or retin A. Using it everyday can be aggravating for many skin types, especially those trying to use it before they actually need the skin repair. For a good skin regimen, I suggest daily sunscreen and a great topical Vitamin C like SkinCeuticals CE Ferulic. These two products alone make tremendous improvements for many people, help prevent future damage, and aren't irritating.
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Honestly, chemical peels and laser resurfacing will not help.
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