What causes my enlarged pores?
Clogged pores result from the
gradual buildup of oil and dead skin cells beneath your skin’s surface. This
often makes it difficult for the oil produced by your sebaceous glands to flow,
causing your pores to enlarge as a result.
Genetics can also play a part in
causing enlarged pores – those with naturally oily skin are more likely to have
Age is another main culprit: as
we age, we lose the elasticity in our skin due to decreased levels of collagen
and elastin production. The natural shedding process that helps to clear dead
skin cells also slows down as we age, causing pores to appear larger than they
How can I treat my enlarged pores?
- Laser Skin Resurfacing Treatments
laser treatment can safely, naturally, and effectively reduce the appearance of
enlarged pores, by stimulating the growth of new skin cells.
- Chemical Peels
can safely resurface the skin and promote the growth of new skin. This
effectively clears your skin’s surface of dead skin cells, revealing the
fresher, softer skin underneath, as well as reducing the likelihood of clogged
and enlarged pores.
- Intradermal Botulinum Toxin
Botulinum Toxin is injected into the muscles that controls pore size, causing pores to
shrink and appear smaller. It can also help to suppress oil production, helping
to reduce the likelihood of clogged and enlarged pores.
- A good cleansing routine
One of the easiest ways to prevent the
occurrence of enlarged pores is to adopt a good daily cleansing routine, to
prevent the buildup of oil and dead skin cells on your skin’s surface.
skin daily with a cleanser that is suitable for your skin type and not overly
harsh. You may wish to use a cleanser that contains lactic or salicylic acid
that helps to gently exfoliate the skin.
Using a scrub
twice a week can help to clear your skin’s surface of dead skin cells, giving
you brighter and more radiant skin.
The use of
products containing salicyclic acid or benzyl peroxide can help to eliminate
acne bacteria and reduce oil production.
Clarifying Mask is also useful in drawing out impurities that can potentially
clog and enlarge pores.
At LS Aesthetic, we offer a range of medical-grade products
for your daily skincare routine that can help in keeping your skin cleansed,
refreshed, and rejuvenated.
Are there any side effects?
Side effects are minimal. For chemical peels, you may experience facial redness or skin peeling a few days after the peel. The stronger the peel, the longer the downtime.
For laser treatments, you might experience mild facial redness immediately after the procedure, but this usually subsides within a few hours.
Am I a suitable candidate?
Our laser treatments and Intradermal Botulinum Toxin procedures are suitable for all skin types.
Chemical peels should be avoided if you have any of the following conditions:
- Extremely sensitive or sunburnt skin
- Active herpes infections
- Usage of Accutane within the past year
- Pregnancy or breastfeeding
- Aspirin allergies
- History of radiation therapy or autoimmune diseases
Call us at
+65 6738 4700 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more enquiries. We are conveniently located at #10-04 Wisma Atria Office Tower, 435 Orchard Road Singapore 238877.