There are two main factors that contribute to large pores: genetics and age. People who have skin that is naturally thick and oily tend to have larger pores. As people get older, too, sun damage and decreased skin elasticity can cause pores to dilate. The skin thickens, causing tiny cells to collect around the edge of the pores and make them look larger. Blackheads are also a big contributor to large pores. When the pore becomes clogged by dirt and bacteria, oil within the pore begins to accumulate, causing the pore’s diameter to expand. Daily washing and exfoliation are recommended to avoid large pores.
These unsightly depressions can occur as a result of resolving acne, extensive sun exposure or hormonal imbalances. Pores can occur focally on the skin or in a linear array over the face, back, chest and neck. Large pores present no health risk, and do not impair the body's ability to function normally. Still, for many people they become a frustrating cosmetic problem. At Green Laser Clinic, we often combine medical treatments with PCA and Diamond peel to help our patient's skin look and feel better.
Treatment options for Large Pores: