Hello, I have enlarged/scarred pores. I've had a Micro laser peel, and I've had 3 treatments of Fraxel re:storeTM in the past without any results. What is the best laser or treatment to use on enlarged, scarred pores?
What is the Best Treatment for Large Pores?
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How to reduce large pores?
This video 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 expectations.
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.
Chemical peels such as TCA (70-100%) placed focally in the pores is an excellent treatment for large pores.
Pore size reduction treatments should be tailored according to the patient IMO.
Dr Davin Lim
Laser and aesthetic dermatologist
Best treatment for large pores?
IMHO, the most cost effective treatment for large pores is an excellent skin health program. You may not see many other doctors agree with me since this is not a very profitable recommendation. Once the skin is "conditioned", medium depth chemical peels will be highly effective at giving you the results you are seeking.
Best Treatment for Large Pores
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How to improve large pores with laser or RF micro needles ?
An effective treatment will have to reach into the deep layer of the skin to remodel the retracting collagen fibers under the scar, like the microneedle treatment that heats the deep layer of the skin to produce new collagen.
In this kind of treatment the downtime and pain is minimal, and with few treatments only I see very good improvements. The patients are very satisfied with this treatment.
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