Pores are an essential component of our skin’s structure. They are the source of the natural oils that keep skin soft and supple. However, just as with most other aspects of our appearance, too much of a good thing, is, well, not good. Lots of large, clogged pores detract from your looks, making your complexion appear dull and uneven. They can also lead to outbreaks of active acne.
When seeking an effective treatment plan, the first thing to know is that people with naturally oily skin tend to have larger pores, and that this is mainly determined by genetics. If your parents had oily skin and large pores, chances are you will too. Aging can cause pores to get even larger as skin loses its youthful tone and sags.
The next thing to understand is that much of what you hear and read about large pores is comprised of myth and misinformation. If you’re like most people, you have probably tried a variety of suggestions from the grapevine for shrinking your pores and found them to be ineffective. Cleansing your face is a good first step in keeping pores from clogging up and looking worse, but by now you’ve discovered a clean pore isn’t a smaller pore. You may be among the many who wash with frigid water (some people even scrub with ice cubes). So you’ve determined a cold pore isn’t a smaller pore. Websites and forums are full of ideas from the kitchen-everything from drying agents like vinegar and lemon juice to truly strange suggestions like buttermilk masks and egg pastes. If you haven’t tried these “remedies,” don’t bother. None of them actually works.
Why not let us help you at Rejuvenate! While we can’t change your genetic makeup, we can show you effective ways to minimize the appearance of your pores and implement healthy skincare practices to keep them unclogged and functioning as they’re intended to. Schedule a visit to see us now.
Pore Treatments that Really Work
When you visit Rejuvenate!, we’ll develop a treatment plant to give you a brighter, more even complexion with pores that look much less prominent.
- We’ll start with a customized skin care regimen developed for you by our compounding pharmacist. You’ll have your own products formulated with powerful, medical-grade components not available over the counter in drugstores. We’ll also recommend Obagi® and Epionce® products, which will include cleansers to unblock pores, kill bacteria, and minimize the appearance of your pores.
- Next on the list is a “photofacial” using intense pulsed light (IPL) at our Denver med spa. This safe, non-invasive treatment applies short bursts of bright light to your skin, triggering a quick stinging sensation. You can expect to see a more uniform, smooth skin surface including reduced pore size in just one session, with maximum benefit in about two to six treatments.
- A chemical peel can help shrink the appearance of your pores by promoting deep exfoliation to reveal fresh, healthy skin. Our formulas penetrate into the tissues to remove the upper layers of dead, dull cells. The treatment has a positive impact on active acne and acne scars as well.
- Microneedling is another option. This treatment involves a hand-held device that makes tiny punctures in the skin renewing collagen production, encouraging the pores to contract, and improving the skin’s texture.
If you have large pores, the good news for you is that your naturally oily skin should look younger longer. Eventually, your friends with dry skin may envy you as their skin loses its smooth, supple qualities earlier than yours does. In the meantime, we can help you diminish the impact of large, clogged pores on your complexion.
Call Rejuvenate! at (303) 278-2600 to schedule an appointment today. Then come see us at either of our two offices conveniently located to serve the entire Denver metro area. One is located just outside of Denver in lovely Golden, Colorado immediately off of 6th Ave westbound and the other is located downtown in Cherry Creek, Denver.