These are tiny openings present in the skin which gives a dimpled appearance. These are mainly openings of oil glands through which secretions (sebum) take place in order to keep the skin moist. However, the increase in their size and number lead to excessive secretions which makes the face look oily, dull and aged. It is a common problem among many and might lead to infections, acne and boils. The size of the pores is inherited so it cannot change but there are ways by which one can keep them in control.
There are different ways to tackle this problem.
One can use a medicated oil-control face-wash or a salicylic acid based face wash twice a day along with a toner. You can consult a dermatologist for further assistance on how to use the same.
Use salicylic acid and Vitamin A/Retinol peels. These make the skin texture smoother and the appearance of the pores are minimized.
The fractional lasers are used for pore reduction. However, one requires repeated sessions, of fortnightly or monthly intervals for improved and sustained results.
It is non-surgical cosmetic technique which involves use of injections of vitamins, enzymes, hormones and plant extracts. The cocktail of these ingredients is chosen carefully to suit your particular condition and skin type.
It is a technique wherein very small needles are rolled over the face of the skin stimulating an injury. Collagen production is stimulated by the skin in response, that reduces the size of the pores. About 4-6 sittings are required at a monthly duration. A local anesthetic is used before the procedure, thus making the procedure comfortable and relatively pain-free. The collagen production not only helps in reducing pores but also helps as an anti-aging treatment improving the tone and texture of the skin.
Neuromodulator injections in minute quantities reduce the action of sweat and sebaceous glands as well as the superficial layer of facial muscles, thus reducing the appearance of pores as well as reducing fine lines and wrinkles.