We all desire a smooth, silky skin, however, large pores, excess of oil and acne breakouts often stand in the way of healthy skin. Pores are hair follicle and sebaceous gland openings, serve as the gateway for sebum (skin’s natural oil) and perspiration. Large pores for many of us more than unsightly nuisance. They tend to be found more often in people with oily or aging and sun damage skin. Men are more likely to present with larger pores due to the size of hair follicle and oil glands.
Poor hygiene and the resulting dirt, oil and dead skin cells often settle around the pores making them appear larger as the skin around them thickens. Excessive clogging of pores can lead to formation of blackheads and whiteheads. While you can’t avoid genetics and actually change the size of large pores, you can minimize the appearance of enlarged pores.
There are a multitude of options to make your pores smaller. It is important to use oil-free products to ovoid clogging of the pores. Be sure to remove cosmetics thoroughly each night. Cleanse with appropriate for your skin type cleansers. Use topical tretinoin or retinol base products to facilitate skin remodeling and keep the pores unclogged. Retinoic base products have ability to shrink the size of the pores overtime.
Microdermabrasion and chemical peels will help to exfoliate and remove dead or damaged skin cells. They positively refine the texture and color of the skin, help minimize fine lines, and clean out pores to improve acne. We offer the diamond tip microdermabrasion, a safe and very effective skin polishing treatment but gentle enough to suit almost any skin type. Depending on how much acne or pigment you have and how sensitive your skin is, approximately five microdermabrasion’s are done one to four weeks apart, followed by a maintenance treatment about every four to eight weeks.
If your skin is oily, sun-damaged and/or acne prone you just may benefit from chemical peels. The different types of chemical peels come in varying strengths and provide different levels of treatment. Light chemical peel like the Blue Peel Radiance - quick, superficial salicylic acid-based peel that exfoliates and helps improve overall complexion, reduce pore size and provides firmer, smoother, brighter-looking skin after just 1 use. A series of 4 to 6 peels provides best overall results.
The Jessner’s Peel is designed to remove superficial layers of skin, dry out active acne, dislodge blackheads, reduce shallow wrinkling and scarring, help lighten hyper pigmentation and improve the overall appearance and health of sun-damaged, acne prone, aging skin.
The Perfect Derma™ Peel is safe, effective medium depth peel for all skin types. This product is virtually painless, with no pre-peel skin preparation and little downtime. The Perfect Derma™ Peel is the only peel that includes the powerful anti-oxidant Glutathione, which lightens and brightens the skin, slows down the aging process and helps prevent wrinkles.
Photodynamic Therapy is the quickest and most effective way to control acne and clear the skin. PDT controls resistant, hard-to-treat active acne by combining light and a special light-activated medication Levulan that targets sebaceous glands and destroys acne activity. PDT also diminishes older acne scars and postinflammatory hyperpigmentation leaving your skin smoother.
Laser Facials & Light Therapy is the new way to deep clean your pores. This treatment leaves your skin cleaned and toned. Frequent, once a week treatments will result in more dramatic improvements of acne, redness, dullness, hyper-pigmentation and photoaging. Over time, regular treatments visibly improve skin’s, tone, texture, radiance, and clarity, while diminishing the appearance of pores, reducing the look of lines, wrinkles, and restoring firmer skin.