Large or open pores, commonly known as a skin concern, are a prevalent issue that we often encounter in our clinic. It’s essential to understand that pores are not akin to doors; they do not open and close as conventionally believed. Instead, they are linked to genetics, oil flow, and skin type.

In reality, all pores are inherently open, serving as tiny channels responsible for eliminating perspiration and toxins from the body. However, they can be categorized as either large or small pores.

Numerous factors contribute to the development of open pores, but identifying the root cause is pivotal for tailoring the most effective treatment for each individual.

Individuals dealing with open pores usually have 2-3 contributing factors, with the top five causes being:

  1. Oily Skin: Excess sebum production can make pores more conspicuous.
  2. Aging / UV Damage: As we age, the skin loses elasticity and collagen, making pores more visible.
  3. Incorrect Skincare Products: Using inappropriate skincare products can exacerbate the appearance of pores.
  4. Gender and Hormones: Hormonal imbalances can influence pore size.
  5. Genetics: Your genetic makeup plays a significant role in determining your pore size.

So, how can you improve or minimise the appearance of large pores?

While it’s not possible to permanently reduce the size of pores, there are steps that can make them less prominent. Factors such as blackheads, sebum, and collagen loss can accentuate pores, but by addressing these issues directly, we can significantly enhance your complexion and reduce the visibility of pores.

Our approach to managing this skin condition is multifaceted. To achieve smaller-looking pores, we follow these steps:

  1. Assessment: We start by evaluating your skin type and its history.
  2. Professional Skincare Treatments: We conduct treatments to clear pores of excess oil and dead skin cell buildup.
  3. Homecare Products: We recommend specific products to regulate oil production and, if necessary, tighten the pore openings.
  4. Advanced Skin Treatments: Depending on the severity of the issue, we may recommend advanced treatments such as Microneedling or IPL. 

If you’re looking to address your open pores and enhance your skin’s appearance, we invite you to book a consultation with us. Our team will assess your unique needs and create a tailored treatment plan to help you achieve the results you desire.