Large Pores

Pores are essential to your skin's health by providing oil to keep skin soft and hydrated. However, you don't necessarily want to be reminded of their existence every time you look in the mirror. Pores are more prominent when they are dilated, infected, or clogged with oil, making them appear larger than they really are. While it isn't possible to permanently "shrink" large pores, there are a number of ways to make them less noticeable.

Causes of Large Pores

There are two main factors that contribute to large pores: genetics and age. People who have skin that is naturally thick and oily tend to have larger pores. As people get older, too, sun damage and decreased skin elasticity can cause pores to dilate. The skin thickens, causing tiny cells to collect around the edge of the pores and make them look larger. Blackheads are also a big contributor to large pores. When the pore becomes clogged by dirt and bacteria, oil within the pore begins to accumulate, causing the pore's diameter to expand.

There are a number of factors that will cause large pores, but of the many, there are three main culprits.

  •  The first one is age. As we age we will naturally lose the elasticity in the surrounding skin that supports the pores, causing pores to appear bigger than they actually are.
  • Secondly, men are more likely to have larger pores compared to women from their genetic makeup and increased oil production.
  • And last but not least, our body uses a substance called Sebum, which naturally hydrates our skin to prevent from drying. This substance however is very oily and individuals who produce more than average will find that oily skin causes larger pores.
  • Other causes: Sun damage, blackheads.

Treatment for Large Pores

Advances in dermatological care have led to the development of a number of effective treatments for large pores. If you have large pores, you may benefit from the following treatments: Microneedling, PRP, Intensive Pulsed Light (IPL) & Intensive Pulsed Heat (IPH), PhotoDynamic HyperThermia, Nd: Yag Laser and WISHPro (Low Field Electro-Magnetic Therapy).

“Dr Georghy’s Toys”

  • Weber Laser                                  
  • Various Light & Laser systems                    
  • MicroPen – MicroNeedling System
  • WISHPro & PhotoSensitiser Application (ICG)

TREATMENT CONCEPT: For best results, Dr Georghy uses multiple modalities. The treatments are combination of different technologies, such as Low Level Laser Stimulation Therapy (LLLrST), LED, Intensive Pulsed Light (IPL), Intensive Pulsed Heat (IPH), MicroNeedling, Platelets Rich Plasma (PRP), PhotoDynamic HyperThermia (PD HT), WEBER Medical Laser, Low Field Electro-Magnetic Therapy – WISHPro (the latest technology from Israel).   

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