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.
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What are the benefits of treatments for enlarged pores?
- 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
- Helps combat sun damage
- Plumps and hydrates depleted facial contours
- Reduces acne and acne scarring
Who makes a good candidate for the treatment of enlarged pores?
The best candidate for laser pore tightening is a patient with aging, photodamaged skin. The pores will have started to appear larger, and this may be unsettling to the client. The typical age for a patient undergoing this type of treatment is 30-50. Those suffering from enlarged pores due to acne may also experience relief and improvement.
As with any cosmetic treatment, it’s important that you are in good physical health with no significant medical concerns to deal with. You should be a non-smoker who has realistic expectations for what can be accomplished with laser pore tightening.
The best way to determine your candidacy definitively is to schedule a private consultation with Dr. Emer in Beverly Hills, during which he will examine your skin, review your medical history, and create a customized roadmap for solving your skin’s most troubling flaws.