WHAT IS IT? WHAT ARE CAUSES/ SYMPTOMS AND/OR SIGNS?
Skin pores are tiny openings in the skin that function to release perspiration and oil (sebum) to cool and condition the body. With up to half a million pores per square centimetre on the skin’s surface, the excessive or increased flow of sweat and oil can over stretch the elasticity of the pore, resulting in the appearance of multiple enlarged pores. Pores can become so enlarged that they can create unattractive craters.
Increased sebaceous activity produced during puberty stimulates oil flow particularly on the nose, forehead and chin areas (the T-Zone). Whilst these are traditionally the most common areas for enlarged pores, they can occur anywhere on the body on all skin types and conditions.
Other factors that increase the appearance of enlarged pores include:
- Seborrhoea (excessive, thickened oil flow)
- Extractions or squeezing
SKIN CARE PRODUCTS
Retinol A, AHA, and BHA exfoliators. Physical exfoliators
Chemical Peels are great exfoliators, removing the top layer of your skin and revealing the new, healthy skin underneath. Chemical Peel treatment is a simple but effective treatment that involves applying a liquid solution that usually includes some form of acid in order to remove the top layer of skin in a safe and controlled way. Chemical Peel treatments come in three basic levels of strength: superficial, medium and deep. These strengths differ in the level of the skin they penetrate, and which strength is right for you depends on your skin type, the condition of your skin, and the type of results you are hoping to achieve.
Skin Needling is an effective method for the reduction of enlarged pores. By safely penetrating deeply into the underlying layers of skin, skin needling kick starts the body’s natural wound healing response, producing and distributing new collagen, plumping up the enlarged pore and making them smaller.
The Sublime Approach
Before any treatment commences an initial consultation is required. This is a half an hour appointment. Antiwrinkle injections can be included in this time. Your medical history and skin concerns will be assessed. It is an opportunity for your questions to be answered. Together we discuss a suitable treatment plan. You are under no obligations to undergo treatment then and there, you may wish to have a think about it first, and book in for treatment later.