i can't stand my big pores. can i laser them or do something to reduce pore size?
How Can I Minimize Pores?
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Large Pores: Minimizing Pores and Improving Skin Quality
Pores are a reflection of several environmental, physiologic, and genetic factors. Contrary to the beauty industry, there is no single product or treatment that will universally improve pores. The pores enlarge because of hormonal influences, rosacea, the environment and region of the country you live in, the indoor atmosphere (humid or cool), the oiliness of your skin, presence of hyperhidrosis, and of course, genetics.
Our office employs an aggresive exfoliative treatment protocol including Pore Clarifying Pads used on a daily basis. This allows the external causes of pores to subside and induces gradual improvement in skin pore quality and size.
Intradermal Botox - Reduces Pores and Smoothens Skin
Intradermal Botox Injections (Botox injected into the skin) is a safe and very effective way to shrink pores and give skin a tightened tone. Skin looks smoother and has a "matte" appearance after the injections. No down time is involved and results last 4 - 6 months.
Minimize pores with Botox, IPL, Chemical Peels and Microdermabrasion
In my medical spa (Spa Aesthetica) we have found 4 common treatments that reduce pore size:
2. Intense Pulse Light Therapy
3. Chemical Peels
The improvement we see will vary depending on the patient's skin type and the number and types of treatments.