One of the most common questions from skincare clients is how to get rid of large pores. Enlarged pores on your face can be a persistent and frustrating skin challenge. Good skincare habits can help, and make-up can cover the problem, but enlarged pores may be stubborn and hard to conceal.
Laser skin renewal is a non-invasive way to shrink pores and improve the overall look of your skin. With no downtime, laser rejuvenation is ideal for anyone who wants to shrink pores.
What Causes Large Pores?
There is no one cause of large pores. During puberty, you may develop large pores on your cheeks, nose, or other parts of the face or grow more prominent as you age. You may be more prone to developing them if other family members have enlarged pores. The three main factors that contribute to large pores include:
- Excess sebum (oil) production
- Decreased skin elasticity around pores
- Increased hair follicle volume
Chronic acne and hormone changes can affect the skin and make pores look more prominent. Your skin care habits can also lead to enlarged pores. Forgetting to remove makeup at night or using products that clog pores can also make them look larger by trapping oil and residue.
Best Professional Treatment for Large Pores
Laser skin renewal is one of the most effective treatments for reducing the appearance of large pores. Lasers by Monica offers ADVA Light therapy for skin rejuvenation.
This state-of-the-art laser system addresses the underlying causes of enlarged pores, including aging, excess oil, and chronic acne. ADVALight uses a combination of yellow and infrared lasers to manage a wide variety of skin concerns, including reducing fine lines and wrinkles, fading discoloration and hyperpigmentation, and eliminating the appearance of spider veins.
ADVA Light lasers work by penetrating the dermal layer of the skin, removing damaged cells, and stimulating collagen production. The ADVALight system uses a pattern scanner to emit tiny nano-pulses of light instead of one consistent beam. This makes the process nearly painless and requires no numbing cream. There is no downtime after treatment, so you can return to regular activity immediately.
What to Expect at Your Laser Skin Rejuvenating Appointment
When you arrive at Lasers by Monica, your technician will discuss your treatment goals to ensure you get the desired results. After that, your face will be cleansed to prepare the skin for treatment, and you’ll put on protective goggles. Your technician will use the handheld scanner to pass the ADVA light over your face. Most treatment sessions take between 15 and 30 minutes.
Many people experience results after their first ADVA light session. Treatment immediately eliminates spider veins, and skin appears brighter and refreshed. The discoloration will start to fade in the days following your treatment. Over time, as new collagen is produced, enlarged pores become less visible. At the same time, the new collagen will make skin look smoother and reduce the look of lines and wrinkles.
You may need several treatment sessions two to four weeks apart to achieve your desired results. ADVA Light treatments cost around $200 to $400 per session.
At-Home Methods for Managing Large Pores
After laser skin renewal for large pores, you can maintain your results at home by taking care of your skin. Avoid squeezing pores or using extractor tools to remove oil since that can lead to irritation or scarring and worsen the problem over time. The best products for large pores include ingredients that address the underlying causes of enlarged pores.
Look for products that are non-comedogenic and won’t clog the pores. Products with ingredients like glycolic acid or salicylic acid can dissolve oil and remove dead skin cells clogging pores.
For aging skin, try skincare products that contain retinol. This anti-aging ingredient can help maintain the effects of laser skin renewal. You can ask a dermatologist for a prescription strength formula or try an over-the-counter variety. Be sure to use sunscreen when using retinol products since it can increase your risk of sunburn.
ADVA Light treatments can reduce acne, but you can also talk to your doctor about treatment options, such as Accutane.
Schedule a Consultation
Call Lasers by Monica to discuss your skincare goals and the best options for reducing the appearance of large pores. You can book a consultation for laser skin resurfacing, use the easy web form or call 646.701.2774 to schedule an appointment.