A typical concern for all is enlarged pores, which are visible openings on the skin that is stimulated by the pilo-sebaceous gland unit opening. It is often combined with acne concerns because it is implicated by Acne Vulgaris in the process.
Excessive sebum production is the number one cause to an increase in pore size. People suffering from acne usually have oily skin types with larger pores. Pregnant women are also more likely to suffer from enlarged pores compared to the norm. Other factors such as genetics, hair follicle size, loss of skin elasticity. chronic photodamage of the skin as well as ethnicity.
As we get older, the amount of collagen and elastin reduce while enzymatic degradation of these two elements by free radicals increase. It weakens the skin and that's why acne scars, enlarged pores and skin laxity are more visible with age.
The treatment targets the underlying cause: lowering sebum production. By reducing androgen activity, it stimulates new collagen and elastin formation. A simple consultation to consider treatment options and to determine the suitable option is needed.