If you look closely at your face, you’ll see that it’s made up of tiny openings called pores. The function of these pores is to protect the skin from bacteria by producing oil that serves as a barrier.
Unfortunately, our skin doesn’t always work the way we want it to. That’s why our pores can sometimes produce too much oil than what we wanted. When mixed with dead skin cells and other debris, your pores can be engorged which makes it appear bigger. This results in an accumulation of blackheads and other blemishes.
Most would agree that enlarged pores on the face is not attractive. The good news is safe and effective treatments are available. In addition to maintaining a healthy skincare routine, try non-invasive procedures designed to minimize enlarged pores and improve the look of uneven skin texture.
Laser Genesis is a restorative skincare treatment specifically designed to improve skin’s texture and tone. The unique laser treatment has the ability to reduce wrinkles, calm redness, and lessen the appearance of acne scars.
It’s also a highly effective large pores treatment. During the procedure, a specialized hand piece moves slowly over the targeted area which helps to stimulate collagen production. Over a period of three to four weeks, you will notice that you skin is smoother and your pores appear smaller.
Make sure to consult a certified aesthetic doctor in Singapore who has a proven track record of good results on providing laser procedure.
Another treatment to consider is the Vi Peel, a safe, yet highly powerful chemical peel that can transform the look of your skin. The medical-grade peel has been proven effective in the treatment of fine lines, wrinkles, acne, acne scaring, sun spots, melasma, hyperpigmentation, and large pores.
During the procedure, the skin is cleansed before a solution is applied in two phases. During the first phase, the skin is penetrated into the surface skin cells. In the second phase, the solution goes deeper into dermis. The solution dries fairly quickly and will need to stay on your skin but you can return to your normal activities. After four hours, you can wash the solution off.
Keep in mind that your skin will start on the third day and may last up to seven days. Make sure to avoid activities that induce excessive perspiration for 72 hours after your chemical peel treatment as sweating may cause water blisters which may result to post inflammatory hyperpigmentation.
Whether you’re dealing with large pores on cheeks, nose, forehead, or all over your face, Dermapen may be able to help. Dermapen is an innovative micro-needling device designed to lift, tighten, and rejuvenate skin.
Dermapen works by using tiny needles that is glided on the skin which promotes the natural healing process of the skin as well as breaks up fibrous and uneven scar tissue and stimulates the growth of new tissue.
Dermapen helps to improve blood supply on the treated area which creates healthier skin, as well as provide a healthy foundation for new skin. During the treatment, the Dermapen™ keeps the epidermis integrity fully intact that speeds up healing time, causes less pain, and leads to a thicker, healthier epidermis.
In as little as one procedure you can see a visible improvement in the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, scars, acne, and enlarged pores. As the procedure stimulates collagen and elastin rejuvenation, you can maintain healthier skin long-term.
While the Dermapen treatment is safe and effective, please take note that this treatment has at least 5-7 days of downtime. Here are a few post care instructions to consider:
- Be sure to thoroughly wash your hands prior to touching the treated area.
- No vigorous exercise for at least 12 hours after treatment.
- Skin may be red for the first 4-5 days or longer and then turn darker as the skin begins to slough off (peel).
- Do not put any other creams, ointments or products of any kind on your face until you are told it is ok to do so.
For problems such as age spots, wrinkles, sun damage, uneven skin tone, and enlarged pores, our aesthetic doctor, Dr. Sylvia Ramirez, may also recommend Pearl. Cutera Pearl is a laser skin resurfacing treatment that uses safe FDA-cleared technology that provides “stem-to-stern” rejuvenation in less than 1 week.
The Pearl works by resurfacing the damaged layer of the skin, while stimulating the formation of new, healthy skin. It’s called the Pearl because it gives the skin a nice “pearly” glow. The procedure may take at least an hour or depending on how many areas are needed to be treated. There is also a downtime is 5-7 days.
You may see significant improvement in just one session. However, two to three sessions is usually required to maintain good results. Numbing cream will be applied before the procedure and most patients report experiencing minimal discomfort during the treatment.
Reducing enlarged pores and improving our skin texture have never been more attainable than ever thanks to modern technology which provides a range of safe, non-invasive treatments helping us achieve a clearer, more radiant and youthful glow.
To learn more about any of the treatments mentioned, contact the Cutis Laser Clinic in Singapore today.