Pores (tiny dots you see on your skin) are actually small openings of hair follicles. Sweat glands and sebaceous glands end in pores and provide a way for your body to flush out toxins and regulate temperature via sweating as well as moisturize dry skin by producing sebum (skin oil).
Pores are more noticeable on parts of the face where sebaceous glands are more active, the so-called T-zone that includes the forehead, the nose and the chin. Different factors can affect pore size. Fair-skinned individuals with dry skin have smaller pores then people with oily skins. Accumulation of sebum and dead skin cells may cause blockage and enlargement of pores. Sun damage and the natural skin ageing process that lead to loss of collagen and reduced skin elasticity can also contribute to developing larger pores.
At Radiance for You we offer a number of treatments, which provide cleansing out of pores and stimulating collagen synthesis. These methods combined with a proper home care routine can promote lifelong improvement in the appearance of pores. The recommended treatments are as follows:
- Microdermabrasion (MDA)
- Chemical peels
- Intense Pulsed Light (IPL, FotoFacialRF™) (IPL is performed with prior MDA and in addition to cleansing out the skin and stimulating collagen production it also down regulates the excessive activity of sebaceous glands)
- Diode Laser (WRA)
- Matrix IR Fractional
- triniti™ Light/laser combined treatment
- Dermal Needling
- Innovative facials