Best Treatment for Large Pores and Minor Acne Scarring?

I have very large pores on my face and some small acne scarring. What treatment would offer the best results?

Doctor Answers 4

Chemical Peel therapy for Acne-prone skin

Chemical peels would a great option!  They can reduce oil, kill acne causing bacteria, and stimulate collagen production that will aid in healing your scars. Depending on the type of chemical/acid in the peel, the space between each treatment can range from 2 weeks to 8 weeks.  Medical-grade chemical peels offer safe, effective remedies for all skin types.


Orange County Plastic Surgeon
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Treatment for acne scars and large pores

Acne/Acne scarring may be treated with:

  1. skin bleaching
  2. topical or systemic retinoids
  3. chemical peels
  4. IPL
  5. Botox
  6. topical antibiotics
  7. systemic antibitocs
  8. ALA and phototherapy
  9. dermabrasion
  10. skin needling
  11. scar revision
  12. fillers
  13. autologous fat
  14. etc

See a surgeon who can offer these options and determine which may be the best option for you.

Otto Joseph Placik, MD
Chicago Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 72 reviews

Consult an experienced specialist to achieve the best results

Every person is different, and there are many options to treat acne scarring. Therefore, it is really important to go to an experienced specialist with a reputable practice. Lasers are a great way to resurface the skin and reduce scars, but there are other less evasive options too. To achieve the best results, I recommend that you have a consultation with either a facial plastic surgeon or a dermatologist.

Cory Torgerson, MD, PhD, FRCSC
Toronto Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 112 reviews

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I have been using lasers to improve the pore size and acne.  I think that the acne improves because of the heating element of the laser and the pores shrink as well. In addition collagen fibers in the deep dermis realign and improve the quality of the skin.

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