Enlarged/Open pores

Tackle open pores head on for an improved skin texture and a smooth, polished complexion.

What are Enlarged/Open pores?

Enlarged pores are also known as open pores that have become more noticeable can be a common concern over time. The pores are tiny opening on the surface of the skin that allow sweat and oil to be released. The role of pore are important in helping to keep the skin hydrated and healthy whilst also playing a key role in temperature regulation. However for some the appearance of enlarged pores can affect their confidence leading them to seek treatment options to minimise them.


You’ve probably got some questions, but before you get in touch, we’ve answered the most common one

  • What causes enlarged pores?

    There are a number of factors that can contribute to the development of open pores. Firstly its comes down to genetics, this is a significant contributing factor in determining the size of your pores. Other contributing factors include sebum production, which can be determined by your skin type, overproduction of this will clog the pores and make them appear larger. As we age and our skin loses its elasticity, pores can also start to appear larger, this can be further contributed by the skin’s texture and sun damage. Environmental factors that may further contribute to the appearance of enlarged pores may be the accumulation of dirt, pollutants and toxins.

  • Will I always be prone to large pores?

    If you have a genetic predisposition to enlarge pores, this is something that will never go away. Adopting a good skin care regimen with a focus on oil control and reducing your exposure to daily pollutants will all help to maintain your results for longer.

  • What treatments are effective for enlarged pores?

    There are a number of treatments that can be very effective for reducing the appearance of open pores, this will depend on the size and severity.

    1. Hydrafacial – HydraFacial is an effective treatment for reducing the size of open pores. This treatment provides a combination of cleansing, deep exfoliation, extraction, hydration, and antioxidant infusion finished with light therapy to deep clean and rejuvenate the skin. The exfoliation process will help to remove the build-up of dead skin cells while the extraction process will remove clogged sebum and debris from the pores to reduce their appearance whilst rejuvenating the skin.
    2. Chemical Peels – The Blue Peel Radiance and ZO Stimulator peel are effective. This will involve an application of a peel to the ski which will gently exfoliate the upper layer of skin cells, and give a deep clean to the pores helping to remove any sebum an debris, resulting in an overall reduction in the appearance of enlarged pores
    3. ResurFace: This is an effective treatment for larger, deeper pores that are causing a cosmetic concern . The treatment will cause tiny columns of thermal damage, resulting in a deep exfoliation, an increase in cellular turnover, a collagen stimulation and textural improvements to the skin.

    Following your consultation your practitioner will advice the best treatment for optimal results. We will ensure you have a good understanding of how the treatment will benefit your skin, including benefits, any downtime expected, duration and costs. Following your consultation your practitioner will advice the best treatment for optimal results. We will ensure you have a good understanding of how the treatment will benefit your skin, including benefits, any downtime expected, duration and costs.

  • Will enlarged pores return following treatment?

    As pore size is determined by genetics, ages and skin type, this is something that can not be changed. However adopting a good daily skin care regimen that focuses on exfoliation and good oil control, products that do not occlude the follicles and SPF protection will all help to maintain your results for longer.

  • How can ZO Skin Health help to support my skin?

    ZO Principles of Skin Health Restoration specifically focus on restoring skin’s strength and optimizing cellular functions to provide the best treatment outcomes and achieve overall skin health restoration. Skin should be fortified to renew, protect and strengthen itself to maintain healthy skin for life. From correcting and management of ageing, open pores, sun damage, and skin concerns such as milia, keratosis pilaris, Eczema, dry skin, pigmentation, acne, rosacea, and protecting against future damage, ZO has your skin health covered with its clinically proven, medical skin care brand. Only the highest quality active ingredients like retinoids, Vitamin E, Vitamin C, Niacinamide, glycolic acid, lactic acid and more. Following a consultation a prescribed regimen that works to improve your skin concern alongside its texture, repairs your skin barrier and restores a healthy, youthful appearance to your skin will be prescribed.

  • How does the The Advanced Nutrition Programme support my skin?

    Healthy skin starts on the inside, for optimal results this needs to be fed daily with skin specific nutrients. To help improve the appearance of compromised skin whilst supporting skin elasticity, firmness and collagen production experts recommend supporting the skin with supplements from the Advanced Nutritional Programme (ANP) supplement range alongside a healthy diet. Traditional skincare is turned inside out with the innovative, award-winning range of evidence-based skincare supplements. While topical skincare only treats 50% of the skin on the surface, ANP potent nutritional blends feed your skin from within for a proven, 100% skincare approach, your skin will certainly thank you for it. Following your consultation we can advised a complete nutritional approach to optimise your skin health.

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