You can get started with topical Vitamin A (tretinoin) which improves pores and discoloration. Office-based treatments such as chemical peeling (ie. glycolic peeling), micro-dermabrasion (Ie. Silkpeel Dermalinfusion) and Isolaz can be very helpful in improving large pores and facial scarring and discoloration secondary to acne. But the truth is, improving pores and scarring takes patience, time and willingness to try different treatments.
covers all the questions regarding pore size.
I choose a
particular laser based upon the size of the pore, skin type of the patient, and
I find that
the most reliable method is with INFINI RF, micron needling using energy. This
beats all my Fraxel lasers and chemical peel techniques. Very little downtime,
and it is ideal for small to medium size pores.
peels such as TCA (70-100%) placed focally in the pores is an excellent
treatment for large pores.
reduction treatments should be tailored according to the patient IMO.
Dr Davin Lim
Thank you for your question. At my practice, I have gotten excellent
results for scarring with Fraxel. This treatment eliminates irregular
skin discoloration, and stimulates new collagen production, tightening
the skin without prolonged recovery. After a series of 2 to 4 Fraxel
treatments, the cumulative cosmetic improvement is near more aggressive
lasers, but unlike more aggressive lasers,
redness and swelling eliminated within 2 to 4 days after each
treatment. Fraxel is outstanding for fine wrinkles, mild skin laxity,
irregular pigmentation, acne scars, surgical scars, enlarged pores,
stretch marks, age spots and Rosacea. It can be used safely on the face,
neck, hands, arms, and chest.
Acne scars can be improved quite nicely with fractionated radio frequency such as sublative. This stimulates new collagen, remodeling the scars and producing smoother skin. Deeper scars may require treatment with CO2, but often radio frequency is all that is needed.