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Why Are My Pores So Big? 

Why Are My Pores So Big? 

Having large pores can make you feel self-conscious and shy, but slathering on more makeup just clogs them up and makes things worse. Facial skin care treatments that shrink your pores and improve the elasticity and hydration of your skin are always going to be better solutions.

At New Image Medical Spa in Fremont, California, Surinder Sandhu, MD, offers a range of treatments for large pores, including chemical peels and microneedling with platelet-rich plasma.

Common causes of large pores

Large pores can stem from several causes. Your skin care regimen, your hormone levels, your age, whether or not you’re suffering from acne, and even the weather can all make a difference in how big your pores are. If you’ve been struggling with pinning down a “why” for your pore size, here are a few potential reasons:

Decreased skin elasticity

As you age, you’ll notice your skin becoming less elastic, unable to quickly snap back into place. This can lead to pores looking larger and being difficult to shrink, as the skin around them stays stubbornly stretched out. Microneedling can help rejuvenate your skin’s natural flexibility and help shrink your pores. The addition of platelet-rich plasma (PRP) adds a healthy glow to your skin and can also reduce the appearance of acne scars.

High sebum excretion

Increases in sebum production can be caused by hormonal changes or by an overly aggressive skin cleansing routine that doesn’t rehydrate your face. A common face care trap many fall into is overreacting to oily skin. The more you try to strip the oils away, the more your skin responds by making more sebum, and the cycle continues. If you use a good moisturizer after cleaning your face, the sebum production has a chance to calm down.

Increased hair follicle volume

The follicle, or bulbous root of your individual hair, can become enlarged and widen the pore around it. Certain types of chemical peels can help shrink follicle pore size and leave you with your face feeling fresher and its surface smoother.

Don’t worry: New Image Medical Spa can help

New Image Medical Spa provides the best solutions for enlarged pores. Dr. Sandhu offers several treatments for pore shrinkage, including chemical peels and microneedling. We also can help tailor a skin care program just for you, to keep your facial skin smooth, fresh-looking, and bursting with health. 

Don’t give up on your facial skin! Answers and solutions are within reach. Soon your enlarged pores will be a distant memory, and you’ll be enjoying the youthful look that only healthy skin can give you.

To learn more about chemical peels, microneedling, and PRP, call 510-269-2324 to schedule a consultation with Dr. Sandhu, or request an appointment online.

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