Best Treatment for Large Pores Non-surgical Cosmetic Procedures

Nov 29, 2022


Pores are small openings on the outer layer of the skin that release sweat and oil from our bodies.

Our body’s ageing process can also cause pores to look larger than they are. Our skin loses elasticity as we age and creates this appearance. Similarly, sun damage enlarges the pores.f

In this article, I will talk about how you can reduce your pore size and get glowing skin through non-surgical skin rejuvenation treatments.

Can Large Pores Be Reduced?

Various non-surgical cosmetic procedures and dermatological treatments can reduce large and open pores.

Your body naturally releases sweat and oil. Gland openings, however, can dilate and form large pores. It is concentrated mostly in your face’s T-zone and produces exceptionally oily skin.

Genetics, sun exposure, and poor skincare routine are also contributors to large pores. Fortunately, large pores can be reduced through non-surgical cosmetic treatments in a few weeks.

When Smaller Is Better

Large pores are dilated gland openings, which indicate unhealthy skin pores, clogging, and bacterial buildup. They are the main drivers of oily skin.

Smaller pores are healthier and more hygienic. They make your skin look smoother, clearer, and tighter, giving it a more youthful look. They allow an even tone and makeup finish.

What Causes Large Pores?

Enlarged pores are caused by many factors like ageing, genetics, poor skincare, and sun exposure.

Skin pores can dilate and enlarge due to a number of factors. They occur commonly in people with sebaceous glands that produce excessive sebum, the waxy substance found on the skin. Hormonal imbalances are the main cause of this overproduction and result in oilier skin in the process.

Genetics, medication, and cosmetic products with dehydrating and irritating ingredients also contribute to bigger pores. Plus, acne is a good indicator of dilated gland openings.

Lastly, the sun’s UV rays can worsen the condition. For this reason, doctors always advise patients to wear sunscreen every day and follow a good skin care routine which can include a gentle cleanser, moisrturiser, and clay mask.

About Enlarged Pores

Huge pores are a product of poor skincare routine and weak structural support.

Clogged Pores

Pores can become clogged when they dilate and allow the accumulation of dirt. It is a common skin condition that leads to acne, an indicator of enlarged pores. They are fairly manageable to treat and cleanse through non-comedogenic skincare products.

Oily Skin

Due to the overproduction of sebum, the waxy substance on your skin, may appear enlarged. Sebaceous filaments allow the oil to travel from the sebaceous glands to the skin’s surface, but they can fill up and cause enlarged pores. Dirt and oil can get into these structures and make them look bigger.

Dead Skin Cells

Our body’s natural repair and renewal process, known as epidermal turnover, produces dead skin cells. These byproducts of exfoliation can mix with oil and dirt to clog enlarged pores.

Pore Minimising Tips

Pore minimising treatments are available and effective depending on your skin type and aesthetic goals.

Pore Minimising Tip #1: Get a Professional Chemical Peel

Chemical peels clean all skin types deeply and stop clogging.

Professional chemical peels, while not having a permanent shrinking effect on enlarged pores, help ensure they stay clean and free of debris buildup. This will give you clearer, smoother, tighter skin. Several products are available to increase the turnover of skin cells and make them look smaller and finer.

Lactic acid, glycolic acid, trichloroacetic acid (TCA), and salicylic acid peels are the commonly used products in professional chemical peeling. They use a wide range of concentrations depending on your skin type. They are effective for deep pore cleansing, treating acne prone skin, blackheads, and acne scars.

Pore Minimising Tip #2: Consider a Skin-Tightening Treatment

Radiofrequency skin-tightening treatments are effective in minimising large pores and sagging skin. Heat energy stimulates collagen production and elastin in the treatment area, so non-invasive treatments produce tighter, firmer, and younger-looking skin with more refined pore size.

While these treatments take weeks before the results are visible, they last up to six months.

Pore Minimising Treatment #3: Go for a Laser Treatment

Laser treatments are some of the most effective pore-minimising cosmetic procedures.

Laser skin resurfacing procedures offer a variety of benefits to your skin, including enlarged pores. These laser treatments have minimal downtime and provide excellent facial improvements, spanning four to six sessions every six weeks. They also stimulate collagen production resulting in tighter, smoother skin.

More dramatic laser procedures have longer downtimes of up to an entire week for the most effective results.

Pore Minimising Tip #4: Think About Fillers

Hyaluronic acid fillers are injectable products that stimulate production and reduce the size of pores. These treatments require multiple sessions to allow for stimulating collagen and supporting the walls of the pores more effectively. In turn, it gives skin pores a more refined appearance.

How to Get Rid of Large Pores: Best Large Pore Skin Treatments

A wide selection of cosmetic procedures can help address huge pores on the surface of the skin.

Chemical Peels

Chemical peeling involves exfoliating acids, such as lactic acid, glycolic acid, trichloroacetic acid (TCA), and salicylic acid, to improve the appearance of pores and minimise them. While these treatments are not cheap, they give excellent skin-smoothening effects to your skin.

Depending on your skin type, skin health, and the downtime you are willing to go through, these treatments are customisable through varying concentrations and the type of acid used. The more intense the treatment, the longer the recovery period you need.


FaceTite combines skin tightening and removal of excess fat to smoothen the skin.

FaceTite employs skin-tightening techniques and excess fat removal to tone and contour the skin for a more youthful look. While this treatment is performed primarily to function like a facelift in the lower half of the face, it helps remove wrinkles and fine lines. It also decreases the appearance of enlarged pores.

This procedure is minimally invasive, but there are alternatives to FaceTite that give an impressive pore-minimising effect on your skin.


Morpheus8 involves radiofrequency energy and microneedling to target the dermis where your hair follicle and pores are found.

Morpheus8 is a non-surgical anti-ageing treatment that combines radiofrequency energy and microneedling to stimulate collagen and elastin production in the dermis, where you find hair follicles and glands. This procedure removes folds and fine lines in the treatment area for more attractive skin.

It’s an effective treatment for enlarged pores caused by sun damage. It also treats acne scarring, blackheads, and stretch marks, giving you impressive improvements on your face and skin.

Laser Resurfacing

Laser resurfacing techniques stimulate collagen production in the treatment area through a controlled injury. Through our body’s natural healing process, new and younger skin cells replace the old ones for more refined and youthful skin. In turn, it removes wrinkles and fine lines and reduces enlarged pores.

These procedures have minimal downtime, but some variations of laser resurfacing require extensive recovery periods of up to a week or more to achieve the most dramatic skin improvements

Cosmetic Procedures vs. Dermatologists: Which Is Better?

Enlarged pores are a valid skin concern that must be addressed. Dry skin, genetically determined factors, and sometimes makeup products open pores and let oil and dirt enter the skin.

Thankfully, a treatment plan made by an extremely professional can shrink larger pores, close open pores, and let you achieve your skin goals.

Both cosmetic procedures provided by a plastic surgeon and a treatment plan by a dermatologist can help you do these. However, a personalised treatment plan involving cosmetic procedures can close open pores and shrink them longer than treatments offered by dermatologists.

Visit Dr. Julian de Silva – Harley Street, London

Are you looking for a personalised treatment to get rid of large pores? My clinic specialises in procedures that make pores shrink and improve complexion. I also give you post-treatment skincare guidelines to maintain the results.

So, what are you waiting for? Contact us to schedule a consultation now!