Pores play an important role in your health, allowing sweat and oil to reach the skin’s surface. While having visible pores is normal, large pores are a common aesthetic concern among individuals. Some of the top causes of enlarged pores include genetics, age, sun exposure and skin type. Laser Clinics New Zealand discusses common misconception about enlarged pores and how you can treat them:
Myth 1: Pores can open and close
Pores don’t have muscles, which means they cannot open or close. While facial steams can help loosen the oil inside pores, they don’t physically open and close. Clogged pores are more visible, creating the appearance of enlarged pores.
One way to treat this is with our Fractional RF (or Max RF). This treatment uses a combination of fractional radiofrequency and dermal stamping to reduce pigmentation and the appearance of scars and large pores.
Myth 2: You can shrink pore size
Pore size cannot be physically shrunk, but their appearance can be lessened by keeping pores clean. This can be done through regular exfoliation and incorporating the right acids in your skin care routine. However, it is important not to over-cleanse, as this can damage and make the pores appear more prominent.
Our Cosmetic Grade Peels are clinical treatments that apply a safe chemical solution to the skin's surface. It penetrates the layers of the skin, ensuring the skin is left feeling lighter and brighter.
Myth 3: The black in blackheads is dirt
The black dots that appear as blackheads in our nose, chin and forehead areas are not dirt. It is caused by oxidised sebum or oil. You can manage blackheads by following a skincare routine that includes regular exfoliation to help remove dead skin cells.
For longer lasting results, consider our Skin Needling treatment. This collagen induction therapy uses Dermal rolling or Micro-Needling to remove dead skin cells and blackheads effectively. Skin needling also helps reduce acne scarring, fine lines, pigmentation, enlarged pores, blackheads, and scarring to deliver overall skin rejuvenation.
Myth 4: You can’t do anything about your pores
While it’s true that genetics and age are uncontrollable factors, you can always take steps in making your pores appear smaller.
At Laser Clinics New Zealand, we provide professional Skin Treatments tailored to your specific concern. We are the largest global cosmetic clinic company, and we use the best medical-grade, industry-leading technology to get the best results for our clients.
Get that pore perfection you’ve always wanted! Book your complimentary skin consultation online today.