4 ways to shrink your pores

Are you noticing enlarged pores on your nose and cheeks? You’re not alone. Large pores are a major pain point for many clients as they give the appearance of dull and thick skin.  

Pores play a vital role in our skin’s function because they provide a pathway for hair to grow and the skin’s natural oil to reach the surface and protect the skin from dehydration. 

When pores become enlarged, the cause is generally due to one of two things. The first is a blockage by dead skin, oil build up, dirt and blackheads, which causes the pore to expand. The second is age – pores tend to become more dilated the older we get due to collagen loss. 

How prone you are to enlarged pores is dependent on your skin type. People with drier skin, often have pores that are barely visible, while those with oily, thicker skin tend to have larger, more obvious pores.  

So how do you shrink them? Here are our top three treatments: 

1. Clear + Brilliant®

Clear + Brilliant® is a fractionated laser that penetrates the top layers of your skin a fraction at a time via hundreds of thousands of microscopic columns. It works to repair, resurface and remodel your skin, stimulating the production of new skin cells and collagen. It’s a great treatment for anyone wanting to reverse the signs of ageing or simply achieve a healthier, more radiant complexion.  

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2. Laser Genesis™

Laser Genesis™ can be used to minimise larger pores by heating the mid-dermis layer of your skin. This provides textural improvement and the added benefit of reducing redness. It also stimulates collagen and hyaluronic acid, aiding skin strength and hydration.  

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3. Microdermabrasion

Microdermabrasion uses a handheld device to exfoliate and remove the top layer of your skin, revealing an immediately smoother and softer complexion. The procedure, although abrasive, is painless and works to clear pores, remove debris, stimulates blood flow and encourages collagen generation to firm and tone the skin. Microdermabrasion allows for increased absorption of skincare products to ensure your skin is glowing not only post treatment but also upon application of effective products. 

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4. HydraFacial MD™

Similar to microdermabrasion is HydraFacial MD™. This four-step treatment combines cleansing, exfoliation, extraction and hydration while infusing the skin with antioxidants, hyaluronic acid, peptides and other essential nutrients via a special patented Vortex-Fusion™ tip. It works to repair sun damage, clear congestion, shrink enlarged pores, even out skin tone and fight the signs of ageing.

Want to learn more about our treatments to shrink enlarged pores? Book an appointment with our experts today to learn more about how we can help you master the artistry of you®.   

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