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Enlarged Pores

When we think about our ideal skin, we may consider how we would like to reduce problems like fine lines and wrinkles. For many people, the point of concern is actually enlarged pores, a condition for which some are genetically predisposed. Enlarged pores are more than a cosmetic concern, when pores are too large, there is also the likelihood that the skin’s health will be affected.

Acne, in particular, is a concern for individuals with enlarged pores. Acne is a condition that we typically associate with teenagers and adolescent hormones. We may even have the perception that acne is, in part, due to a lack of hygiene or skin care. In reality, adults of all ages, especially if pores are enlarged, can suffer from persistent breakouts.

Enlarged pores require a commitment to skin care that is designed to keep the skin clean and pores open so that infection does not develop in follicles. The best form of care comes from your skin care professional. At Seriously Skin, we can discuss the types of skin care and lifestyle habits that will lead to clear, clean pores and nourished skin. A skin care plan that is tailored to your needs is far more successful and less risky that over the counter products that contain basic ingredients like benzoyl peroxide and salicylic acid. When dealing with enlarged pores, it may be best to use a prescribed topical solution or one that contains retinoids. What matters most is that your skin’s needs are addressed with individualized care planning.

The problem of enlarged pores is not a “once and done” kind of condition in terms of treatment. We recommend regular treatments for this skin concern and follow up with our clients when they begin a new skin care regimen. Any time a new routine or product is used, results can be seen two to three months down the line. Giving up on a skin care plan before this time can be a mistake. When you receive care from a Seriously Skin physician, you have someplace to turn if you have questions or feel discouraged about a seeming lack of results.

We offer several options for the treatment of enlarged pores. These include: Where a singular form of therapy may be right for some, we may also recommend a combination of treatments to achieve the greatest improvement in the appearance of pores and the overall health of the skin.

To learn more about treating enlarged pores and acne-prone skin, call (440) 499-7145.

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