Conveniently located to serve Beverly Hills, Hollywood, and Los Angeles.
A groundbreaking physician in the field of cosmetic dermatology and aesthetics, board-certified cosmetic dermatologist and skin care expert Dr. Jason Emer offers a multifaceted approach to each patient to treat each individual’s skin care needs.
Right for you?
Am I a Good Candidate for Pore Treatment?
As with any cosmetic procedure, it’s important that candidates are in good physical health with no significant medical conditions. Ideal candidates are non-smokers who have realistic expectations for what can be accomplished with pore treatments.
Candidates for pore treatments are often patients between the ages of 30-50 years old who have noticed their pores have started to appear larger. These patients tend to have aging, photodamaged skin and are unhappy with the appearance of their skin due to enlarged pores. Patients suffering from enlarged pores due to acne may also experience relief and improvement after pore treatment.
The best way to determine your candidacy definitively is to schedule a private consultation with Dr. Emer in Beverly Hills. During your consultation, he will examine your skin, review your medical history, and create a customized roadmap for solving your skin’s most troubling flaws.
What Causes Large Pores?
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Pores are openings in the skin that contain hair follicles and perform multiple functions. They allow sweat produced by glands under the skin to reach the surface and prevent our bodies from overheating. Our body’s natural oils also reach the surface of the skin via our pores. These oils, or sebum, play a key role in keeping skin moisturized.
Genetics play a significant role in determining the size of your pores, though other factors can cause pores to become larger. Sun damage can cause cells to accumulate around your pores, which can result in visibly larger pores. Fatigue and acne scarring are often associated with enlarged pores as well.
The natural aging process can also affect the appearance of pores. As we age, our skin loses elasticity and starts to sag. Drooping skin causes a stretching effect which can result in enlarged pores. Simultaneously, the body’s production of sebum and its ability to naturally exfoliate dead skin cells decrease. With more dead skin cells on the skin’s surface, there is a greater likelihood for pores to become clogged and increase in size.
WHAT IS THE BEST TREATMENT FOR ENLARGED PORES?
With vast, invaluable experience in the treatment of a multitude of skin conditions, Beverly Hills cosmetic dermatologist Dr. Jason Emer believes that the optimal treatment to reduce or shrink pores is monthly or bi-monthly facials, extractions, peels, and microneedling with platelet-rich plasma (PRP) and growth factors in the hands of his skilled, in-house West Hollywood aestheticians.
For further improvement, ongoing maintenance and pore prevention, Dr. Emer crafts a customized treatment plan incorporating non-ablative fractional lasers, fractional radiofrequency (RF) devices, the carbon dioxide-based CO2 or Erbium ablative lasers for facial resurfacing, YAG lasers for skin revitalization, the Aquagold Fine Touch microneedling technology and/or microneedling with RF.
To achieve more significant improvements, Dr. Emer uses TCA Cross—an advanced, specialized technique typically used for acne scarring treatments—in which trichloroacetic acid (“TCA”) is applied directly into the pores, causing microscabs to form in the desired areas and heal with new collagen.
WHAT TO EXPECT
Benefits of Pore Treatment
The obvious benefit of pore treatment is, of course, to achieve visibly smaller pores for smoother, more beautiful skin. Depending on the specific procedures involved in your pore treatment, you may also benefit from:
- Stimulation of collagen growth
- Removal of excess oil, debris, and dead skin cells
- More youthful, radiant skin
- Tighter, firmer complexion
- Diminished wrinkles and fine lines
- Better skin texture and tone
- Extraction of blackheads and whiteheads
- Combating sun damage
- Plumping and hydrating depleted facial contours
- Reducing acne and acne scarring
What Is the Best Treatment for Minimizing Large Pores?
With vast, invaluable experience in the treatment of a multitude of skin conditions cosmetic dermatologist Dr. Emer has developed advanced methods of reducing the appearance of pores. His combination treatment protocols can include a range of technologies and techniques to best address your unique skin care needs.
Extractions can be performed to clear compacted pores. Pimples and blackheads commonly require extraction to improve the appearance of pores.
To extract the compacted material, Dr. Emer first cleanses the skin. He may apply an enzymatic formula to the skin to soften the area prior to beginning the procedure.
A magnifying lamp is used during the procedure to provide an optimal view of the treatment area. Using his fingers or a specialized metal device, Dr. Emer will apply pressure as needed to clear the clogged pore.
Once the extractions are complete, Dr. Emer will perform a gentle treatment to calm the skin, heal inflammation, and prevent breakouts. Depending on your skin condition, he may use an antibacterial product, a mask, or other therapies to enhance your results.
Monthly or Bi-Monthly Facials
Dr. Emer provides many types of facials at his Beverly Hills medical practice and often recommends regular facials to treat and prevent large pores. Facials are a highly effective method of thoroughly cleansing the skin, which is vital to minimizing pores. However, not every cleansing therapy is right for every skin type, which is why Dr. Emer is meticulous about selecting the optimal type of facial for each patient’s unique skin.
Peels are an important part of many of Dr. Emer’s skin care protocols. For pore treatments, peels are often used pre-and post-laser treatments. The Cosmelan peel is one of Dr. Emer’s go-to peels as it has many benefits. The Cosmelan peel:
- Is safe for all skin types and skin tones
- Prevents hyperpigmentation after laser skin resurfacing
- Minimizes pores
- Includes azelaic acid to improve skin cell production, lighten pigmentation, and kill bacteria
- Contains phytic acid, which is an antioxidant that helps to heal the skin
- Contains retinol to improve fine lines and boost collagen production
Microneedling is a popular skin rejuvenation treatment for resolving many skin concerns, including enlarged pores. The microneedling device has tiny needles which create micro-wounds in the skin. These micro-injuries trigger the skin’s natural healing process and kickstart increased collagen production.
The tiny openings created by the microneedling device also allow for improved penetration and absorption of cosmetic products and skin rejuvenating serums. For pore size reduction, Dr. Emer often recommends microneedling with platelet-rich plasma (PRP) and growth factors. The PRP serum can be applied to accelerate healing and maximize microneedling results.
Aquagold Fine Touch
The Aquagold Fine Touch device is a microneedling alternative for minimizing pores. The device has a 24ct gold-tipped micro-injection system. Aquagold Fine Touch delivers customized formulas of hyaluronic acid fillers and neuromodulators to precise depths of the dermis to minimize pores, hydrate the skin, and achieve a glowing complexion.
Microneedling with RF
Microneedling with RF devices, such as InMode Fractora, pair microneedling with controlled radiofrequency (RF) energy to improve the health and appearance of the skin. Benefits of microneedling with RF include increased collagen production, improved skin texture, and reduced appearance of pores and fine lines.
Laser Skin Treatments for Pores
For further improvement, ongoing maintenance, and prevention, Dr. Emer crafts a customized pore treatment plan that incorporates laser skin treatments. Laser devices deliver heat and light to stimulate the skin’s natural healing process.
Dr. Emer has a large collection of cutting-edge laser devices, allowing him to safely treat patients of all skin tones. Depending on your aesthetic goals, skin type, and skin tone, he may recommend pore treatment with:
- Non-ablative fractional lasers
- The carbon dioxide-based CO2 or Erbium ablative lasers for facial resurfacing
- YAG lasers for skin revitalization
To achieve more significant improvements, Dr. Emer uses TCA Cross. TCA Cross is an advanced, specialized technique typically used for acne scarring treatments.
During the TCA Cross procedure, trichloroacetic acid (TCA) is applied directly into the pores. As a result microscabs form in the targeted areas, and collagen production is stimulated to heal and improve the skin.
Pore Treatment: The Dr. Emer Difference
In his professional experience as a cosmetic dermatologist, Dr. Emer has developed countless innovative protocols for minimizing pores and providing maximum improvements to the texture and quality of the skin. He is considered an innovator in the field of aesthetics and is world-renowned for his unique skin rejuvenation protocols.
Dr. Emer understands that optimal improvements require a highly customized, combination approach. He meticulously develops each patient’s treatment plan to achieve the desired outcome in the safest and most effective way possible. He strives to exceed each patient’s expectations and to encourage long-lasting results.
To best assist his patients in maintaining youthful, radiant skin after pore treatments, Dr. Emer provides personalized skin care recommendations. Not only has he developed his own proprietary skin care line, Emerage Skin, he has also been fundamental in the creation of many skin care solutions as a collaborator and researcher. His skin care regimen recommendations are designed to give each unique patient’s skin what it needs on a daily, weekly, and monthly basis.
The Emerage Skin Aerify Peel is particularly beneficial for patients concerned about large pores. This at-home skin peeling kit contains a wealth of rejuvenating ingredients to brighten the skin, minimize pores, create a more even skin tone, and reduce the appearance of acne scars and discoloration.
How Much Does Pore Treatment Cost?
The cost of pore treatment varies based on the specific procedures needed to achieve your aesthetic goals. Once Dr. Emer has formulated your customized treatment plan, you will receive completing pricing details.