If you answered with “big pores”, then it’s time to admit something to yourself: you’re going to need more than an over-the-counter treatment to tackle enlarged pores. This type of pore is often caused by one – or both! – of the following:
- Genetics: If your parents have enlarged pores, then we hate to break it to you – but you probably got it from them. Enlarged pores are typically caused by oily skin, which can stretch the size of pores. Additionally, oily skin tends to be more acne-prone, which can also exacerbate the appearance of pores.
- Age: As we get older, our skin begins to lose valuable elasticity. This drooping effect can cause pores to appearance larger. If you worshiped the sun in your younger years, sun damage can also increase the size of pores.
Since enlarged pores are typically caused by age, sun damage, and/or genetics, this means you need something more powerful than a drugstore cream to shrink pores.
You need the power of the microdermabrasion.
A microdermabrasion is a non-surgical treatment that resurfaces and exfoliates the top layers of the facial skin. Fine crystals are gently yet vigorously rubbed against the skin, which gets rid of sun-damaged, dull, and dead skin cells. As a result, younger, smoother-looking skin can shine through – and that also means enlarged pores appear smaller and lighter. What’s more, regular microdermabrasion treatments can reinvigorate skin cellular turnover, which can create consistently younger and firmer looking skin.
In addition to shrinking enlarged pores, microdermabrasions can also be used to treat the following:
- Sun damage
- Uneven skin texture
- Acne scars
Microdermabrasions are less harsh than chemical peels, which require several days of recovery. However, clients must note that they need to be diligent about sun care directly after undergoing this procedure. When going outdoors, be sure to wear facial sunscreen with a high SPF and a hat to shade your skin, as it will be sensitive to the sun’s UV rays.
Want to shrink those enlarged pores? Then schedule a consultation with board certified surgeons specializing in cosmetic and plastic surgery of the face and body at Awaken Aesthetics in Torrance, CA today.