Everyone thinks they have a pore problem, including beauties who already have smooth and silky skin and often come to the clinic complaining about their large pores.
Before you want to improve the condition of your pores, please identify which type of pores you have and check out what skin type you are:
- The skin is not very oily and not prone to breakouts. But this kind of girl (and now more and more boys are like this) sticks to the mirror and spends two hours a day looking at the pores on both sides of the nose. I call this kind of people "make a fuss about nothing" because their skin is normal, but they look too close to the mirror and see pores that shouldn't be seen at such a distance!
- The skin is typically oily and acne-prone, usually accompanied by acne scars that are not necessarily serious. This is the real large pores. It is also accompanied by different degrees of chronic damage to the skin caused by excessive oil production for a long time. I would recommend treatment for this skin type. The normal pores of human beings are visible to the naked eye. If you are not close to a mirror or observe with a magnifying glass, you cannot see the pores. But when the pore radius is 250 - 500 µm, the pore area reaches 0.05 - 0.2 m2, which can be easily observed by the naked eye. Pores are usually accompanied by sebaceous glands or sweat glands, because these glands have an outlet on the surface of the skin to drain fluids. Skin with really large pores can look like an orange peel, or even a golf ball, with evenly distributed holes. There are three reasons for these enlarged pores: The reasons revolve around "chronic inflammation".
*Related to the severity of acne inflammation. If you have acne on your face for a long time, chronic and inflamed inflammation of varying severity will cause many small scars to form slowly. Sometimes pores and small acne scars are indistinguishable.
* High oil output. Although sebum is a natural moisturizing lotion, it can also cause chronic inflammation of the skin, which in turn destroys the structure of the dermis. So sebaceous glands are really evil! (Although it saves a lot of money on moisturizing lotions, it costs more to take care of the skin...)
* Decreased elasticity of the skin, accompanied by long-term loss of the skin's dermal matrix due to chronic inflammation. These can cause the pores to be deformed, which are otherwise small and invisible.
How to treat?
Okay, let’s talk about these beauties who “make a fuss about nothing “ and already have smoothy and silky skins and would rather die than have large pores.
You can try injecting some nutrients into the skin, this is the Skin Booster you often hear on the market. Some suggest to use hyaluronic acid and botox to inject into the pores, the shallower the better the effect.
Because the support needed by the pores can be improved to a certain extent by external supply. Of course, both Botox and hyaluronic acid have a certain degree of timelines, and the injection also requires a full number of injections. So trying to be flowless really needs to pay a certain price. There are three reasons for large pores. Treatment can be tailored according to the cause.
- Destruction of pore openings: The reason for this is that excessive sebum secretion leads to chronic inflammation of the skin, which becomes hardened pores over time. Such tissues can be treated with lasers, such as: Erbium, UP laser, picosecond laser, Fraxel laser, Infini (microneedle wave) and so on.
- Excessive oil secretion: Chronic inflammation is the main cause of enlarged pores, so the first step is to control oil secretion. Oral retinoid acid is the most immediate and effective. It is recommended that patients with enlarged pores can use a course of treatment and then stop taking it. Patients who cannot use oral retinoid acid can use Botox injections to achieve temporary results.
- Loss and destruction of the dermis: This is related to both skin aging and chronic inflammation. In addition to lasers, foreign hyaluronic acid injections can also be of great help.
Therefore, the treatment of pores requires multi-directional treatment, and it is unlikely that a Fraxel laser can achieve satisfactory results.
Plus, no treatment is permanent! Please do not ask your doctor to give you a once and for all treatment. No means no! If you want beautiful skin, you must take care of him every day and give him nutrients, so that it can show the most beautiful state.