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Can Facials Reduce Large Pores?

By: Dr. Linda I. Sodoma

8/5/2022

Large pores are a source of insecurity for many people. While there is no one-size-fits-all solution to this problem, custom facials are known to reduce their appearance. Life Care For Women can pamper your skin through tailored treatments designed to meet your cosmetic needs and goals.

Facials can be combined with additional therapies like microdermabrasion, microneedling, and dermaplaning to maximize results. Call now to meet with board-certified OB/GYN Dr. Linda I. Sodoma and see how we help people achieve smoother, younger-looking skin in Gilbert, AZ. Your satisfaction and comfort are our top priorities.

What causes enlarged pores?

Blackheads and blocked pores may start as small issues at first, but, eventually, cause the pores to stretch out and become larger. Picking at the pores with your hands may cause additional problems with inflammation and scarring.

Many factors contribute to the development of enlarged pores. For example, some people are predisposed to oily skin and blackheads due to genetics. Smoking and environmental factors like sun damage and pollution can cause pores to become larger and more visible. Our skin also produces less collagen over time, leading to a decrease in the skin’s ability to bounce back and appear smooth.

What happens during a facial

Facials at Life Care For Women pamper your skin while also providing long-term benefits. Patients begin by lying back in a comfortable treatment area while we clear away oils and excess dirt. Dr. Sodoma or a member of our team may use steam to open clogged pores, so stubborn blackheads are easily extracted.

Facials in Gilbert, AZ may also include:

  • Microdermabrasion: This minimally-invasive treatment uses exfoliation to buff away dead skin cells and improve the appearance of pores.
  • Microneedling: A small device creates microscopic punctures in the skin, which jumpstarts new collagen production.
  • Dermaplaning: A scalpel gently scrapes away the top layer of dead skin cells, resulting in a smoother complexion.

Life Care For Women may apply a mask or serum to deeply nourish the skin and protect the tissue from sun damage. You may experience some redness and irritation depending on the recommended treatments, but minor side effects are normal and temporary. Clear improvements can be seen after just one facial, but we recommend a series of treatments for the best results.

What are the benefits of a facial?

In addition to reducing the appearance of enlarged pores, custom facials offer many other benefits. They can:

  • Exfoliate dead skin cells
  • Hydrate dry skin
  • Soothe irritated skin
  • Reduce fine lines and creases
  • Fade dark spots and discoloration

What about at-home care?

Drugstore cleansers and exfoliating products can help with skin concerns like enlarged pores. However, over-the-counter solutions are generally not as effective as professional ones. It's important to use products that are appropriate for your skin type. Oily skin, for example, may require different methods of treatment than dry skin. A professional like Dr. Sodoma can evaluate your complexion and make recommendations for your individual situation.

Enjoy clear, virtually blemish-free skin

Enlarged pores may result from genetics, sun damage, smoking, and other factors. Life Care For Women in Gilbert, AZ can improve their appearance through custom facials and other treatments. Schedule a consultation with board-certified OB/GYN Dr. Linda I. Sodoma and learn more about our processes to help you get rid of blocked pores, blackheads, or oily skin.

* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.