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Large Pores

Among the most stubborn and tricky-to-treat skin-care problems are large pores. Simply put, they’re difficult to eliminate completely – in fact, many people end up choosing and using products or treatments that can actually make matters worse.
To achieve the best possible results, you need to know exactly what works and what doesn’t – luckily, this is something that the team of skin specialists at LSG can help with.

Trust Our Skin Specialists to Help You Figure Out How to Shrink Pores

LSG provides a variety of medical laser and skin treatments – from medical grade skin care to laser skin resurfacing. Our team of skin specialists have extensive experience with the vast array of products and technologies that help prevent and correct large pores.

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Frequently asked questions

There are several main contributing factors when it comes to large pores. To start, people with naturally oily or acne-prone skin tend to have larger-looking pores due to the simple fact that, when oil and dirt collect in the skin, they can cause irritation and swelling, making pores appear bigger than usual

Here is a breakdown:

GENETICS

Your genes are the greatest determining factor in your pore size. People with large pores often have family members with large pores.

So, if one or both of your parents have large pores, you may eventually experience a similar condition. Gender-wise, men tend to have larger pores than women, though women may experience enlarged pores more frequently during periods of hormonal change – for instance, during menstruation.

AGE

As you grow older, your skin loses it elasticity, which causes your skin to stretch and sag, making pores appear larger and the collagen and elastin in your skin that work to keep pores small and tight is diminished. Your skin also also thickens as you age, which causes miniscule skin cells to gather around your pores, making pores look bigger.

SUN DAMAGE

Years of sun exposure can make pores appear larger. Sun damage can thicken the skin, which leads to bigger pores. Prolonged sun exposure can also remove collagen, elastin and water from your skin, which causes the tissue beneath your skin to shrink and pull at the edges of your pores, making them sag and look bigger.

BLACKHEADS

Blackheads are the result from pores clogged with sebum. Blackheads can lead to large pores. This trapped oil oxidizes and causes black spots on your skin’s surface, typically on the nose, and can make your pores look larger by drawing attention to them. Also, they can actually increase pore size by expanding the area of your pores.

CLOGGED PORES

An excess amount of oil and dead skin cells gathering in your pores can cause pores to appear larger than usual. Exfoliation and good hygiene that removes oil and dead skin from your face will keep your pores from appearing larger than they really are. By preventing clogged pores, you also will prevent blackheads.

 

Prevention of large pores starts with keeping your skin clean and free of oil and debris; getting started on a medical grade skin care plan, including products that introduce age-appropriate combinations of skin protection and strengthen the skin’s barrier function, can help. Also, considering the damage too much exposure to sunlight can do, a key step in the prevention of large pores should be sun avoidance – in other words, cover up with protective clothing, always use a physical sun block and, as much as you can, stay out of the sun for prolonged periods of time.

 

Though large pores are difficult to eliminate completely, modern treatments can be effective in improving their appearance, with varying degrees of downtime:

  • Little-to-no downtime: Chemical Peels help keep skin exfoliated and can be customized to suit patients with oily or acne-prone skin. A second alternative in this category, BroadBand Light (BBL) Photofacial Rejuvenation, can minimize the appearance of pores with the added benefit of reducing sun damage and hyperpigmentation.
  • Some downtime: If you have a bit of time to spare in treating your large pores, consider a PicoWay laser toning – a gentle, assisted laser peel for those seeking an all-around, full-face rejuvenation. Alternately, treatment via a Clear and Brilliant Laser combines the benefits of fractionated laser resurfacing for truly dramatic results with only two to three days of total downtime. Microneedling is also a great option with minimal downtime.
  • More downtime: If you possess slightly more serious skin conditions – such as deep wrinkling and severe scarring, both of which can lead to large pores and other issues – and can spare up to one week for recovery, you may be a candidate for Fraxel Skin Resurfacing which, essentially, renews the overall look of damaged skin. Just remember, diagnosis via an in-depth skin analysis with an experienced medical laser esthetician is essential to determining whether use of this tool – or any other type of laser – will be beneficial.

To keep the column clear for patients with really clogged pores or even breakouts, it’s great to combine mild chemical peels with Medical Grade Facials such as Oxygneo Super Facial, SilkPeel Dermalinfusion, or Hydrafacial MD. The suction from these devices helps clear pores; and doing a gentle chemical peel with a treatment plan really improves pores and problem skin.

To help build the collagen back up, we prefer to use laser resurfacing therapies. It’s a broad category with many brands, all aimed at stimulating collagen, from very noninvasive technologies, like PicoWay or Clear + Brilliant, to more-intense treatments, like Fraxel, that can help remodel collagen and cause collagen production. How often you do laser resurfacing is individual—there’s a tug of war between the treatments and the effects of natural aging and sun exposure, and you just have to find the right balance

Retinol a vitamin A derivative, is the golden child of the skincare world: it slows signs of aging, prevents breakouts, and keeps your pores open and healthy. Retinoids clear clogged oil and dead skin cells to make pores appear smaller. That explains why women noted improvements in their pore size when they applied a retinol every night for three months, according to a 2015 study published in the Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology.

The best pore minimizer

Start with SkinCeuticals Retinol 0.3, which contains 0.3 percent pure retinol. Then, work your way up to SkinCeuticals Retinol 0.5 and Retinol 1.0 as your skin gets used to the ingredient, which can be irritating at first

Methods we use to treat

Younger patients are focusing on prevention and are more and more curious about how they can combat the development of lines and wrinkles. Whether you just noticed your first crease, want to be proactive about the aging process, or just want a gentle, yet effective, laser resurfacing treatment, Clear & Brilliant is your perfect treatment. Designed with a powerfully precise laser energy to stimulate collagen, Clear & Brilliant quickly and effectively treats the signs of aging to reveal more youthful looking skin
During this procedure, tiny needles are used to create controlled micro-injuries to the skin in order to produce collagen and elastin, the cornerstones of healthy, firm, smooth skin. eDermastamp also creates superficial micro-channels which allow topical serums to be absorbed more effectively into the skin. The benefits of microneedling are a reduction in the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles as well as younger-looking skin with fewer signs of aging. eDermastamp also has a positive effect on hyperpigmentation, hypopigmentation, acne scars, traumatic scars, and stretch marks and generally creates a fresher appearance or glow to the skin.
HydraFacial™ MD is the celebrity secret to maintaining healthy skin throughout life, but it doesn’t come with a celebrity price tag. Laser Spa Group offers HydraFacial™ MD  that our surrounding communities can take advantage of. The lavish secret for getting deeply hydrated, detoxed, and rejuvenated skin for a brighter, more luminous complexion. Best of all, HydraFacial™ is a relaxing, indulgent facial treatment for your skin. By combining advanced medical technology with a luxurious and invigorating spa therapy, we’re confident that the HydraFacial™ system quite simply offers one of the best facials available.
The Intraceuticals treatment, adored by Victoria’s Secret models, pop queen Madonna and other Hollywood stars, is a hyperbaric oxygen system. Due to the Intraceuticals system and use of a high-pressure jet of oxygen, the skin is enriched with hyaluronic acid and serum, which intensely moisturises the skin and provides it with vitally necessary materials, maintaining the skin moisture and providing a clear glowing effect immediately after the procedure! Intraceuticals is the number one treatment from the world’s most famous beauty therapists! Intraceuticals has been awarded the Prix H. Pierantoni pour l’innovation award for outstanding innovation in the field of cosmetology!
Experience the 3-in-1 super facial professionals are calling better than Microdermabrasion. Incorporating patented OxyGeneo Technology for unparalleled skin nourishment & oxygenation, see younger looking skin after your first treatment. Get the exfoliation benefits of microdermabrasion plus deep facial rejuvenation with the infusion of essential revitalizing nutrients and healing skin oxygenation from within. OxyGeneo™ treatments are suitable for all skin types – any ethnicity and pigmentation, sensitive skin, and even for those who keloid (scar) and couldn’t otherwise have abrasion treatments.
Office-based chemical peels are essential for maintaining skin’s health and appearance and they are available exclusively through an authorized SkinCeuticals skincare professional. These peels work synergistically with SkinCeuticals home care to yield optimal results. Helps reduce visible signs of photoaging, including fine lines and wrinkles. Benefits of Professional Peels include: Improving the appearance of uneven skin tone and dullness by exfoliating surface cells. Softening and smoothing the skin’s surface texture. Decreases the frequency of acne breakouts and fades the appearance of post-acne discoloration. Maintains and enhances the benefits of a SkinCeuticals homecare regimen. Complements benefits of almost all of our other in-office procedures
Resurfacing refers to the ablation or removal of skin tissue so new healthy tissue can be formed. Fractional skin resurfacing means that specific small areas, a fraction of the skin’s surface, are removed in a precise pattern leaving the surrounding healthy skin intact. The small sections of untreated healthy skin that are left intact facilitate rapid healing of the treated areas, resulting in very high patient satisfaction. EndyMed’s unique 3DEEP® technology signifies a new era in anti-wrinkle and skin tightening technology. It is clinically proven to deliver tighter, firmer, lifted skin, safely and effectively with little to no downtime.
Dermal Infusion is a non-invasive skin treatment that combines three areas of skin rejuvenation: exfoliation, extraction, and serum infusion. Your technician will best determine a custom blend of serums for you based on your skin concerns and desired results. The Dermal Infusion device has a chamber that is loaded with your custom blend of serums, which are infused into your skin during the treatment. The pen-like instrument has a diamond-tipped head that exfoliates, plus a vacuum that dislodges dirt and debris from pores, while the hidden chamber infuses the serum blend into your freshly exfoliated skin.
Fraxel laser is one of the best lasers in the World. This laser can be used to treat skin pigmentation, wrinkles, acne scars and sun damage. It will give your skin a whole new texture and brilliance to it. Fraxel laser is gentle on your skin, with a recovery rate of 4-6 days. We recommend 1-5 treatments depending on your skin condition. Fraxel is considered a ‘fractional treatment’, meaning that it creates hundreds of deep columns through the skin called microscopic treatment zones. This means only a percentage of the skin is affected during each laser pass, reducing healing time, promoting natural regeneration of collagen, and rejuvenating skin cells. Due to the fact that Fraxel laser works through non-ablative resurfacing, the epidermis, or top layer of skin, is not directly impacted. As a result, patients can expect faster healing after treatment.
A celeb-fave, PicoWay Resolve has quickly become a go-to treatment for correcting fine lines and wrinkles, and improving skin’s texture and tone. The precise heat of the laser stimulates collagen production without damaging surrounding tissues. With virtually no downtime, it’s also more comfortable than more ablative lasers. If you struggle with hard-to-treat melasma, you know this pesky condition cannot be prevented. PicoWay Resolve is one of the fastest and most effective melasma treatments available, often boasting results in just a few treatments.
As we age and our skin matures, fine lines, wrinkles, uneven textures and tone bring about dull, discoloured looking skin that lacks vibrancy. However, advancements in dermal filler products and micro-needling applicators are making preventing premature aging and addressing the signs that already exist an affordable, quick and easy process. At LSG we take microneedling to a whole new level with our innovative Beauty Booster treatment. Our Beauty Booster procedure is designed to improve hydration, revitalize the skin, reduce laxity and provide the patient with skin that has a radiant glow. We accomplish this using the revolutionary Vital Injector 2 (V2) device. The Beauty Booster treatment provides patients with two treatments in one: A Microneedling procedure in conjunction with a Dermal Filler treatment. During this procedure, our Cosmetic Specialists use the V2 injector device to perform multiple micro injections across the areas that are being treated at the same time.
Resurfacing refers to the ablation or removal of skin tissue so new healthy tissue can be formed. Fractional skin resurfacing means that specific small areas, a fraction of the skin’s surface, are removed in a precise pattern leaving the surrounding healthy skin intact. The small sections of untreated healthy skin that are left intact facilitate rapid healing of the treated areas, resulting in very high patient satisfaction. EndyMed’s unique 3DEEP® technology signifies a new era in anti-wrinkle and skin tightening technology. It is clinically proven to deliver tighter, firmer, lifted skin, safely and effectively with little to no downtime.
Every once in a while a treatment is introduced that takes us one step closer to the fountain of youth. The Forever Young BBL Photo-Facial is a big step in that direction and is one of the most advanced techniques available today to slow down, treat and reverse damaged and aged facial and non-facial skin.  This is the most effective and advanced form of photo-facial and photo-rejuvenation currently available due to the broadband light technology. The Forever Young BBL encompasses all of the advantages of the original BBL Photo-Facial procedure along with the newly recognized benefit of delaying skin aging. The treatment targets hyperpigmentation, sun damage, broken capillaries and diffused redness in the skin all while stimulating collagen. Forever Young BBL clients have seen great results on the face, neck, chest, hands, arms and other body parts.
The key to optimal skin health is a skincare professional. By combining a customized at-home regimen with powerful in-office treatments and targeted skincare solutions, the result is healthier skin with visible improvement in fine lines, wrinkles, and other signs of premature aging. At LSG we offer SkinCeuticals skincare products. SkinCeuticals is an advanced clinical skincare line that offers comprehensive formulas to correct signs of aging, promote healthy skin, and prevent skin damage. Ranging from anti-aging moisturizers and eye creams to acne cleansers, vitamin C serums, and retinol products, our advanced skincare products are backed by science. Physicians and skincare professionals define cosmeceuticals as products on the cutting-edge between cosmetics and pharmaceuticals. Active ingredients in cosmeceuticals are expected to be clinically proven to enhance skincare efficacy.
Our Organic facial is the preferred and the safest way to rejuvenate the skin. Organic is the “true” natural, it means the products aren’t made with synthetic chemicals, preservatives, fragrances, colors or petroleum-based ingredients. The Casmara laboratory has developed the ultimate cosmetic line to prevent the passage of time from being reflected in your skin. High-technology cosmetics which will renew your skin smoothing wrinkles and expression lines. High technology of Casmara cosmetics formulated with seaweed extraits that provides a powerfull hydrating effect, along with diverse active ingredientes wich are different on every mask. Therefore, we offer a varied collection that meets the needs of every type of skin.
A medical grade facial uses both medicinal and natural corrective measures to help erase the signs of stress your face is showing. These facials target the root cause of your skin problems, whether it be the need to remove toxins with powerful antioxidants or the need to counter years of UV ray exposure. Our patients see a tremendous improvement in their conditions because of the way we target the underlying cause of their problems. Our  facials are results-driven, meaning we create a unique facial for each client based on their specific skin needs and goals. The experience is very relaxing, but you’ll notice real changes in your skin due to the active ingredients and solutions used in our treatments.  That why we use the term “Medi-Facial” – it’s simply an enhanced facial geared towards achieving specific results.
Some of the many benefits of receiving this treatment deal with stimulating collagen production through the increase in microcir­culation. This then helps to detox and rejuvenate the skin. Furthering the treatment's anti-aging benefits, cryo facials are said to restore firmness to the skin and will even cause the skin to feel tighter right after the treatment. In rejuvenating the skin, the cryo facial also restores radiance, soothes inflammation and improves skin texture and tone. This treatment can even go as far as to help clients who are suffering from more severe skin conditions like eczema, psoriasis and dermatitis due to its anti-inflammatory properties.
DMK believes in Natural, Non-Invasive and Pain Free solutions to skin conditions and age management. DMK formulations are botanical based & pharmaceutical grade because this ensures that our product contains enough of an ingredient to experience significant visible results. Pharmaceutical grade means less than 0.1% impurities in DMK formulations. Great skin doesn't happen with one product or one treatment but if your consistent with your routine and realistic about your expectations DMK can really make a difference. DMK Enzyme Therapy is a hard setting face and body mask that is applied from the décolletage, up the neck and over the face. The mask contains living enzymes that stimulate our own natural enzymes to speed up cellular processes within the skin.
The AFA peel is a type of chemical peel that has become an essential part of many men and women’s skincare regimen. AFA stands for Amino acid Filaggrin. It is an antioxidant that works to retain the moisture in your skin, leaving it looking fresh, renewed, and hydrated. AFA peels are also acidic. They work as effective exfoliants yet cause minimal irritation to the skin because they are made from the same type of amino acids found in the body. The AFA peel is actually one of the few chemical peels that do not make your skin sun-sensitive, making it the perfect option for all skin types.
14% Salicylic Acid, 14% Lactic Acid, 14% Resorcinol. The Jessner peel is a highly concentrated medium to deep peel that works effectively on all skin types. This treatment aggressively targets hyperpigmentation, sun damage and scarring, while minimizing fine lines, reducing pores and tightening the skin to create a smooth, even texture. Jessner is also proven to be highly effective at targeting acne and rosacea type breakouts. Immediately after your first treatment, you will notice a progressive difference in your complexion, with a radiant, healthy and refreshed appearance.

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