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Enlarged Pores


Enlarged Pores

Facial pores are openings in the skin surface that contain sweat and sebaceous glands. When facial pores are clogged with sebum and dirt, it causes the skin to stretch and pores to appear enlarged.

Types of Enlarged Pores

O-shaped Pores

Oily skin

Y-shaped Pores

Saggy skin

U-shaped Pores

Dry Skin

What causes it

What causes Enlarged Pores?


Everyone has facial pores, but the size of our pores vary from one another due to genetics. Genes can cause the facial pores to grow in size and open up. 


As we get older, our skin loses its firmness and elasticity due to the lack of collagen and elastin. This causes the facial pores to become bigger than usual. It also makes the skin look stretched and saggy. 

Excessive sebum production

Each pore contains a sebaceous gland that secretes sebum. When sebaceous glands produce excess sebum, the pores enlarge to allow the sebum to leave the skin. Hence, people with oily skin generally have larger pores.

We cannot get rid of facial pores. However, we can reduce the appearance of pores by stimulating collagen and reducing sebum production.

Treatment Options

GEM Signature treatment uses mesotherapy multi-injector to deliver patented doctor formulated Signature solutions into multiple skin layers. This treatment can stimulate collagen production that can help minimize pores by tightening the skin and improving skin texture.

GEM HIFUPro is a non-invasive treatment whereby no needles or injections are involved. It directly delivers heat energy into three layers of the skin including the deep SMAS layer to stimulate more collagen. When new collagen is produced, it tightens the skin and reduces pores. 

GEM Microlaser is the gold standard collagen stimulation laser to reset and renew problematic skin. The laser delivers heat to the skin and stimulates our body’s natural repair process to rebuild lost collagen. This encourages the growth of new skin and reduces pores.

Similar Conditions

Acne is the most common skin condition where tiny holes in the skin, known as hair follicles/pores become clogged with sebum and dead skin cells. This can lead to accumulation of bacteria causing inflammation.

Acne scars are the result of inflammatory acne. When the acne swells and breaks the follicle wall, skin attempts to repair the damage by forming new collagen fibers. However, the repair is not as smooth which results in acne scars. 

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