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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:
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