One of the most commonly asked questions when it comes to skin care is “how can I get rid of my open pores”.
We all have pores. Some of us have larger pores than others. There are many reasons for this. It is not possible to close pores, but instead our focus is to reduce their size
Each pore contains a hair follicle, feeding into this, lubricating the follicle is a sebaceous gland which produces oil called sebum. The pores become clogged when excess sebum, dead skin cells and dirt become trapped, keeping the pore patent and wider.
Regular exfoliation is key with open pores removing dead skin cells keeping pores refined and clear. Unfortunately, there is no way to permanently close pores however we can shrink the pores with various treatments at home and in the clinic.
Home treatments consist of the ZO system of Getting Skin Ready. This consists of a good cleanser which will chemically break down the bonds holding dead cells together on the surface of skin (think lactic and glycolic acid), followed by an exfoliator which serves to mechanically break down the bonds and slough off dead cells. Lastly oil control. If we can reduce the amount of sebum we produce (salicylic acid is key) then we are reducing the amount held within the pore.
Carbon Laser Peels
Our revolutionary carbon laser peel, also known as the Hollywood peel is a favourite among celebrities. This painless laser treatment with minimal downtime is ideal for anyone and highly beneficial for oily skin, enlarged pores, blackheads and acne. This treatment is also effective on breaking down and lifting pigmentation as well as stimulating collagen production, reducing fine lines and tighten skin.
Chemical peels are a chemical solution applied to the skin designed to give a deeper exfoliation than at home, to gain new healthy revitalised skin underneath. It will wash out pores, reduce oil production as well as help hydrate skin. There is no downtime to these peels.