Enlarged Pores Treatments in Singapore
Pores are small openings that release sebum and sweat to reach the surface from glands below the skin. With Singapore’s humid weather, sebum and sweat are easily accumulated in pores, and when combined with external dirt, it leads to blocked, enlarged pores.
Pore sizes are genetically determined. However, there are aesthetic treatments in Singapore to minimize appearance of enlarged pores, making it less visible for a smoother and younger skin complexion.
What Determines The Size Of Pores?
The size of your pores is largely determined by your family tree. Genetics influence the amount of sebum produced by your sebaceous glands, the number of hair follicles and hair thickness, and skin elasticity. So, people who have inherited naturally oily skin are likely to have larger pores because they are more actively releasing oil through wider openings.
However, external factors such as sun exposure, dehydration, and skin dryness are all common causes of enlarged pores. Humidity, temperature, and smoking are all external factors to consider.
Can You Change Your Pore Size?
You can’t reduce pore size, but you can minimize appearance of it! This is because your oil glands will remain what they are genetically.
It is not true that pores open and close. People believe that steam opens pores, but it actually softens sebum plugs in the skin, allowing for safer and easier extraction and, as a result, making them appear smaller.
You can also seek out non-surgical treatments such as laser, skin tightening procedures to help improve your complexion.
What causes Enlarged Pores?
Enlarged pores are very common and can appear large due to a variety of reasons.
As we age, we lose collagen in skin and skin elasticity. This leads to the appearance of saggy, dry and wrinkled skin, causing pores to appear larger.
Acne and Clogged pores
Acne, whiteheads or blackheads are results of clogged pores, which can also lead to larger and more noticeable pores.
Overproduction of Sebum
Sebum is secreted by sebaceous glands to prevent loss of moisture. High sebum excretion can lead to blocked and enlarged pores.
Hormones play a role in stimulating glands to produce sebum, this can lead to an increase in sebum production. Hence, why enlarged pores occur during ovulation or when stressed for females.
Generally males have pores that are larger in size, hence their facial pores are more obvious and visible than females. Males also tend to produce more sebum too.
Skincare or makeup products used that are comedogenic can cause pore blockages and enlarged pores, especially when it is not cleansed or removed properly.
Prolonged sun exposure can damage collagen in skin which will cause skin tissue to shrink and pull at the edges of your pores, making them sag and appear larger.
How To Minimise Enlarged Pores Naturally?
If you’re wondering how to get rid of enlarged pores naturally, you’re not alone. Enlarged pores can be a source of insecurity for many people, as they can make the skin look uneven and blemished.
Fortunately, there are several effective ways to reduce the appearance of enlarged pores.
Exfoliating is key to keeping pores clean and clear. When you exfoliate, you remove the dead skin cells that can clog pores and cause them to appear larger.
For best results, exfoliate two to three times a week using a gentle scrub.
Cleansing is another important step in the battle against enlarged pores.
Be sure to cleanse your face twice a day, in the morning and at night, to remove dirt, oil, and makeup that can clog pores and make them appear larger.
Using clay mask
Clay masks are great for all skin types, but can be particularly helpful for those with enlarged pores. Clay masks help to absorb excess oil and unclog pores.
There are a variety of clay masks on the market. Just be sure to choose one that is suitable for your skin type.
Use a pore-minimising product
If you’re looking for a more targeted solution, try using a pore-minimising product.
Look out for products containing ingredients like niacinamide or salicylic acid, which help to unclog pores and reduce their appearance.
What Treatments Are Available For Minimising Enlarged Pores?
Large pores can be improved to appear smaller with Enlarged Pores Treatments to focus on the underlying skin issues such as controlling sebum production, stimulating new collagen and elastin formation.
Enlarged Pores Treatments at Become Aesthetics Clinic
Pico Laser uses MicroLens Array (MLA) to produce tiny micro injuries under your skin to trigger skin healing abilities and stimulates collagen growth without damaging your skin. This process rejuvenates the skin to improve the appearance of enlarged pores and uneven skin texture.
Fractional CO2 Laser
Fractional CO2 Laser is used to treat severe enlarged pores and acne scars. It produces fractionated microbeams onto the targeted areas while leaving tiny areas of skin untouched to accelerate new collagen formation in skin to improve skin texture.
Carbon Laser Peel is also know as Hollywood Peel in Singapore. It is a laser treatment that uses a layer of carbon as a photo-enhancer to provide a deep cleansing effect on acne prone, oily, congested or dull-looking skin.
Carbon Laser Peel is effective in controlling sebaceous glands, preventing acne and also provide noticeable immediate glow and radiance from the first treatment.
SLYFIRM X is also known as 黄金微针. It is the world’s first dual-wave RF microneedling system clinically proven to safely and effectively address a number of issues, including wrinkles, redness, acne scars, minimizing pores, and improving the overall look and tone of the skin.
Sylfirm X treatment is non-surgical and FDA approved in Singapore.
Rejuran Healer is a Polynucleotide (PN) based injection treatment that provides the benefit of skin healing and collagen stimulation to reduce the appearance of enlarged pores.
Rejuran also has a subtype, Rejuran S to treat severe enlarged pores or sunken acne scars.
Skinboosters is a Hyaluronic Acid (HA) based injection treatment to provide ageing or dry skin with deep hydration.
It also promotes new collagen formation to thicken the dermis to improve the appearance of enlarged pores, increase skin elasticity and radiance.
Topical creams that contain Retinoids or Vitamin A can unclog pores by reducing acne outbreaks, blackheads and whiteheads formation. Retinoid topical creams are typically used to treat acne vulgaris.
Oral medication can effectively treat inflammatory acne, comedones and enlarged pores. It works by reducing the sebum output and killing the bacteria within the pores.
Chemical peels have been used for their skin rejuvenating effects which can improve skin tone and texture by removing the outer skin layer to reveal a smoother and more youthful skin underneath.
What is the cost of Enlarged Pores Treatments in Singapore?
The cost of Enlarged Pores treatments depends on individuals and the severity of your skin condition. A combination of in-clinic procedures, medication or creams may be required to see and maintain optimal results. Schedule a consultation with our aesthetic doctors for an accurate diagnosis and consultation today
Price of Enlarged Pores Treatments at BECOME Aesthetics Clinic
Fractional CO2 Laser
Rejuran Healer / Rejuran S
From $600 – $750
Why Consider A Pore Reduction Treatment?
Large pores can be quite noticeable. They also make the skin appear wrinkled. Sun damage and environmental damage are also more likely when you have large pores. Here are just a few reasons why you should consider a pore reduction treatment:
Minimise the appearance of pores
If you’re self-conscious about the size of your pores, pore reduction treatments can help to minimise their appearance. There are a number of different treatments available, such as laser procedures, injection treatments and more.
Reduce sebum production
Sebum is the oily substance that your skin produces. Too much sebum can lead to clogged pores and acne breakouts. Pore reduction treatments can help to reduce sebum production, which can in turn help to improve the appearance of your skin.
Improve skin texture
Pore reduction treatments can also help to improve the overall texture of your skin. If you have large pores, they can give your skin a rough, uneven appearance. Treatments such as pico laser can help to smooth out your skin’s surface.