I have deep pores and acne in my face for 6 years. What's the best treatment?
Doctor Answers 4
TCA CROSS for acne scars, then Erbium followed by Picosure.
1. TCA CROSS
2. Punch excision.
Scar treatments should be directed according to the scar type.
See video reference for more information.
Dr Davin Lim
Laser and aesthetic dermatologist
Deep Pores May Respond To TCA CROSS, Botox, & Medical Microneedling
Once your acne is under control, there are several options for treating deep and dilated pores. The TCA CROSS Technique, using high strength TCA, a relatively simple and inexpensive approach, can be especially helpful for shrinking dilated pores in much the same fashion that it has been found helpful for treating acne ice pick (pit) scars.
Literal microdroplets of Botox placed in a grid pattern through the region of the dilated pores may also be helpful in this regard, and especially when combined with the above may permit better healing of the treated sites.
Finally, fractional microneedle resurfacing (aka medical microneedling), another simple and relatively inexpensive procedure, likewise has been shown to be useful for treating enlarged pores.
I would suggest being leery of other "bells and whistles" relatively more expensive approaches, including fraxels and other energy-based devices, as the results with these have been distinctly underwhelming in my experience and seem to be far more supported by device manufacturer backed marketing hype than by hard science.
Best of luck to you
Deep Pores and Acne
A ombination of Retinols or Retin-A, antibiotics, lasers, mircroneedling with PRP, lasers such as eMatrix can all help. Please consult an expert and feel free to post with a photo. Best, Dr. Green
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