They are enlarged skin follicles, where the sweat and sebum exit the skin.Enlarged pores are commonly seen in the cheeks and the nose.Often sebum and dead skin gather inside the pores and enlarge the pore, giving the appearance of a ‘blackhead’ or a ‘whitehead’.
– Excess production of oil in the skin
– Reduction collagen in the dermis around the pore, causing the pore to open.
Spectral Laser Peel
The laser heats up the surface and the pores of the skin, with the help of the photo-enhancer, that is applied onto the skin for 15 minutes.
A low energy level of the Q-Switch is absorbed by the photo-enhancer to create heat causing a photo-acoustical effect to remove excessive sebum, clean away dead skin cells, and simultaneously unclog the pores. This process stimulates the inner walls of the pores as well as promoting collagen over a period of 3 months or more.
This is a fractional Erbium Glass laser that ‘drills’ tiny laser holes into the skin in an interrupted pattern. These columns of laser induced injury heal over time with the production of collagen and elastin, resulting in tightening of the skin and reduction in pore size.
These are gentle acid peels that remove the top layer of dead skin. They are applied to the face by the doctor in 1-2 coats. These acids break the chemical bonds between the dead skin and causes the exfoliation of the dead skin, resulting in skin that is smoother, fairer and brighter.
|Spectral Laser Peel||Mosaic Laser||Chemical Peels|
|TREATMENT TIME||25 minutes||30 minutes||5 minutes|
|DOWNTIME||None||Slight redness on face for the first 24 hours.||Slight peeling of skin 1 week after the procedure.|
|PAIN||Slight prickly feeling during the treatment||Slight heat sensation. Managed with the anaesthetic cream||Slight tingling sensation during the peel|
One treatment every 4 weeks.
|RESULTS||Reduction of pores can be visible after about 5 sessions.||Reduction of fines wrinkles, pores and a lightening effect on the skin after 2-3 sessions.||Reduction of fines wrinkles, pores and a lightening effect on the skin after 5 sessions|
|RECOMMENDATIONS||Patients with enlarged pores on the cheeks and nose. Patients with freckles, solar lentigo and removal of tattoo.||Patients with large pore on the cheeks and nose. Patients in their early 40s with the onset of fine wrinkles around the eyes and the cheeks.||Patients with large pore on the cheeks and nose. Patients with ‘whiteheads’ and ‘blackheads’ and acne-prone skin.Patients with melasma on the cheeks, upper lip and forehead.|