Enlarged or open pores can be tricky to treat – and most people who feel they have tried everything, end up using products that exacerbate the problem.
While the size of our pores is largely determined by hereditary factors, some pores on our faces tend to be larger than others due to the size of the hair follicle and oil gland. Barely visible on those prone to drier skin, individuals with oily, thicker skin tend to have larger, more noticeable pores. Excessive sun exposure can also cause the pore wall to slacken, resulting in larger-looking pores, while poor exfoliation and the build-up of dead skin cells can contribute to their appearance.
At 23MD, we treat open pores through a combination of medical-grade facials such as Hydrafacial® and Mesoesthetic Peels®, which help to exfoliate and dissolve debris inside the pores. Dermalux® LED Phototherapy and Microneedling can also help to tighten the pore walls, resulting in a more refined-looking complexion.
If you have any questions or wish to book a consultation, please contact us on 020 7078 0203.