I Want to Get a Chemical Peel Done to Lighten Acne Hyperpigmentation but I'm Afraid of Enlarging my Pores Even More?

I already have extemely large pores from years and years of bad acne and extremely oily skin. I don't want them to become even larger. Is this a possibility?

Doctor Answers 2

Chemical Peel and Large Pores

Thank you for your question. Large pores and oily skin can be helped by continuing exfoliating products and treatments such as vitamin A creams, peels, and photodynamic therapy. You should seek the opinions of a board certified dermatologist or plastic surgeon with expertise in cosmetic procedures to explore all options. I hope this helps.

Bay Area Dermatologist
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TCA Peels and Acne

Although anything is possible it is unlikely as most chemical peels and laser treatments actually reduce pore size and to some degree is beneficial for most acne patients. I prefer a TCA peel for this purpose.

Larry S. Nichter, MD, MS, FACS
Orange County Plastic Surgeon
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