Pores in our skin play an important role in maintaining the skin health. Skin pores act as natural drains that carry natural skin oil and sweat to the surface. Like other drains, the problem arises when these natural miniature drains are clogged and their normal flow is slowed and stopped. The end result ranges from widened and enlarged pores to infection and inflammation, showing itself as acne and other skin blemishes.
Skin pores can become enlarged due to many reasons and understanding these reasons is important in preventing the problem:
– Pores can become clogged with dirt, accumulated oil and sebum, dead cells and other debris, resulting in inflammation and enlargement of pores. Therefore, maintaining proper skin hygiene is an important step in reducing pores. Regular washing of skin can help reducing clogged pores. On the other hand, over-washing should be avoided as it can also result in enlarged pores. Make sure to completely wash and remove make-up before going to bed.
– Pores size can be affected by our genes. People who are born with oily or combination skin tend to have larger pores, to accommodate their naturally higher level of oil production. While this is a natural variation, people with these types of skin need to pay more attention to the skin health and maintenance.
– Some skin care products may increase the pore clogging and worsen the enlarged pores. To avoid this, opt for skin care products that are non-comedogenic (See Amoderm Advanced Rejuvenating Serum as an example).
– Some other skin care products may have irritants and ingredients that increase skin inflammation, which can lead to clogged and enlarged pores.
– Sun is by far the leading cause of skin damage and aging. Pores may appear bigger and enlarged in photo-aged skin. Therefore, regular use of broad-spectrum sun screens is an important step in protecting the overall health of skin, slowing down aging, and reducing the appearance of pores. Use of oil-free sun screens (for example, Amoderm Oil-free Moisturizing Sunscreen) can further help, especially in patients with oily or combination skin.
– Skin care products that help with skin exfoliation (for example, products with salicylic acid, alpha hydroxy [AHA] and beta hydroxy acid [BHA]) and those that modulate skin regeneration (for example, products with retinoids such as Amoderm Rejuvenating Serum) can help with restoring natural flow of pores and reducing their size. Examples include:
– Keeping a healthy life style and eating right can also help a lot. Remember that inflammation plays an important role in development of enlarged pores, and a healthy life style can help a lot with reducing inflammation.
Other Treatments to Consider for Clogged and Enlarged Pores:
Amoderm offer various treatments that can help unclogging the pores and reducing their size and appearance. Examples include:
– Amoderm Signature Facials: To gently exfoliate the skin and restore its balance with masks, steam, extraction and high frequency spot treatment performed as needed. Best if used on a routine basis.
– Chemical Peels: Amoderm offers various types of chemical peels using Salicylic acid, Glycolic acid, Lactic acid and medical-level peels such as TCA peel and VI Peel. Depending on their strengths, these peels can help a lot with exfoliating the skin and opening up pores.
– IPL (Photofacial): In addition to overall rejuvenating of the skin and help with skin irregularities and pigmentation problems, IPL can help with reducing skin inflammation and large pores.
– Micro-needling: Microneedling is an effective treatment with little or no down-time to improve the skin texture and pore size. In this treatment, fine sterile needles are used to penetrate the upper layers of the skin to a precisely controlled depth, to stimulate skin healing and rejuvenation.
– Laser Skin Resurfacing: Laser can be used to remove a superficial layer of skin and stimulate skin rejuvenation, reducing the size of pores. Amoderm offers Erbium skin resurfacing and Fractional CO2 laser treatments which can help tremendously with enlarged pores.
Contact us today to schedule you free consultation and explore various options to prevent and treat enlarged pores!
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At Amoderm Cosmetic & Wellness Clinic, our goal is to create a healthy, natural and age-defying look. Our focus is on whole-face rejuvenation using a combination of fillers, neurotoxins (Botox, Dysport, Xeomin) and various laser and radiofrequency treatment. We offer various medical cosmetic treatments to enhance and accentuate your natural beauty. At Amoderm, we explore all options to rejuvenate, slow down and reverse the aging process using the most advanced, clinically-proven, affordable and safe treatments that are customized to your specific conditions and needs. It's all about you, and what is right for you. The good news is that many things can be done to effectively reverse the aging process without expensive surgeries and alike. Our patients often find it hard to believe what can be achieved in a single visit using a carefully selected combination of botox, dysport and filler injections and lasers. Our emphasis is on whole-face rejuvenation with natural-looking results. Often, years of aging can be undone in just a few minutes.
It's very important for us to have a face-to-face discussion with you to know you better; where you are coming from; what issues you want to address; what your expectations are; and how we can help you best. We also want you to know us better to make sure Amoderm is the right place for you. That's why we always offer complimentary consultations to our patients. When you come to Amoderm, you can be assured that you will be treated with utmost courtesy, honesty and professionalism. We truly care about you, your comfort and your well-being. We know that going to a cosmetic clinic is not necessarily the most pleasant experience, but we do whatever it takes to make it as pleasant and as stress-free, and as comfortable as possible for you. Our services include:
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- Filler injections (Juvederm, Radiesse, Sculptra, Belotero, Voluma, Volbella, Bellafill, Restylane & Perlane) to add volume & diminish wrinkles instantly. Dermal fillers are used to create volume under the skin in a fine & skillful procedure that has been likened to sculpting or non-surgical face lift. Dr. Jafari is highly experienced in using various dermal fillers such as Juvederm, Radiesse, Sculptra, Belotero, Restylane & Perlane to accentuate your natural beauty & defy the effects of aging. Juvederm, Belotero, Voluma, Restylane & Perlane are based on hyaluronic acid, a gel-like substance that is naturally present in skin, contributing to the firmness of young & healthy skin. Dr. Jafari at Amoderm Med Spa can replenish the skin’s lost hyaluronic acid by injection of Juvederm, Perlane, Restylane, Belotero or Voluma. On the other hand, Radiesse utilizes a calcium-based microsphere technology, which not only provides immediate volume restoration, but it also stimulates the body to produce new collagen, creating much more long-lasting results. Similarly, Sculptra is derived from corn-starch and is highly effective in stimulating body to produce more collagen. Dr. Jafari skillfully injects the dermal fillers into areas such as smile lines, nasolabial folds, marionette lines, lips, tear trough, nose bridge, cheeks, chin, neck and hands and takes away years of age in a few minutes! Dr. Jafari is highly experienced in techniques such as microcannula injections, which can reduce the bruising associated with the procedure.
- Medical-Grade Customized Chemical Peel including VI Peel and Obagi Blue Peel to create vibrant, healthy, and rejuvenated skin.
- MicroLaser peel (Laser skin resurfacing) to rejuvenate the skin, for active acne and acne scar, stretch marks, pigmentation, skin sun damage, scars, and wrinkles.
- Fractional CO2 laser resurfacing for deeper laser peels resulting in more effective skin rejuvenation.
- IPL (Photofacial) to stimulate collagen and treat vascular lesions, sun damage, pigmentation, open pores, acne and redness.
- Micro-needling (Microneedling, dermapen, dermaroller) to stimulate collagen, treat superficial scars and improve skin tone and texture.
- Skin tightening to stimulate collagen, increased skin tone and tightness.
- Laser spider vein removal and Sclerotherapy to remove unsightly superficial veins such as the spider veins.
- Medical-grade crystal-free diamond Microdermabrasion to treat superficial hyperpigmentation, photodamage, and fine lines.
- Laser hair removal for a silky-smooth, vibrant and maintenance-free skin.
- Stretch mark removal to effectively reduce the appearance of stubborn striae and stretch marks.
- Toenail fungus Laser treatment to safely, effectively and permanently treat toenail fungus.
- Radiofrequency and Venus Freeze treatments for body contouring, skin tightening, wrinkle reduction, cellulite treatment and size reduction.
- Platelet-rich Plasma (PRP) to rejuvenate face using body's own growth factors (optionally combined with fillers).
- Signature Facials to promote your natural beauty and the health of your skin.
- Wellness program for better health, better management of chronic diseases and weigh adjustment.
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