Enlarged Pores


  • Skin Pore Types

    Pore types

    Your skin is comprised of oil pores and sweat pores.

  • Suns Impact on Pores

    Function of Pores

    Oil pores are needed for the oils in your body to safely pass through your system. Its primary function is to protect the skin.

  • Pores Agings Effect

    Agings effect

    As you get older your body’s natural production of elastin and collagen go down. The skin will be weaker and as a result the pores will appear larger.

  • Pores & Blackheads


    The dirt in blackheads are actually oxidised sebum oil rather than regular sebum.

Overview of Enlarged Pores

Our skin is abundant with pores, through which hair follicles come out from. You can’t make your pores disappear or become invisible but you can significantly reduce the size of them.

The main purpose of pores is not only to provide an opening for hair but to also act as an point of exit for perspiration and other toxins produced in the body. Large pores are generally a result of clogs from debris and oils that should under normal circumstances escape through the pores. The condition mainly affects people with oilier or ageing skin.

What causes enlarged pores?

Enlarged pores are heavily determined based on a persons genetics, excess of oil in the skin or the result of ageing skin. The most common cause revolves around the production of oils and debris on the skin’s surface resulting in the skin and pores being stretched, generating enlarged pores as a result. Additionally, as skin gets older, various skin defence systems weaken such as collagen and elastin systems which consequently makes pores even more visible.

Prevention of Enlarged Pores

First and foremost is to keep the skin clean. Using soaps with a low pH level will work better for your skin than most commercial products on the market. While genetics play a large part in determining if you have large pores you can still take measures to minimise their appearance such as exfoliating and using products that work for your skin type rather than any product you can find on the shelf. Laser treatment is available to those with enlarged pores at our clinic where our specialist will determine the treatment that is best for your skin type.

Treatment of Enlarged Pores

Here at the Cosmetic Medical Clinic, we offer treatments for large pores to suit your skin in the long term. Treatment for large pores depends on many factors including skin type, age, skin condition, dryness of the skin. Various treatments may be required to properly address the causes of enlarged pores. The following are several treatments that are utilised to treat enlarged pores:

Fotona Q-Switch FRAC3

This treatment is used in treating large pores and is a non-invasive skin rejuvenation and anti-ageing treatment. It is a golden standard in non-ablative laser skin treatments.

LED Light Therapy

A treatment that utilises light emitting diodes to boost the body’s natural cellular recovery.


This treatment can be used to treat large pores in that it stimulates collagen regrowth to facilitate the strengthening of collagen fibres and therefore minimising the size of the pores.


Delivers both the 532 and 1064 nm wavelength and features a zoom spot-size capability quick, efficient spot sizes adjustments.

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