Enlarged Pores

Pores play a vital part in skin health. But, in many patients large, open pores are a concern. If you suffer from enlarged pores, facial or otherwise, we have solutions for you at Dermal Health. We’ll help you get on top of and get rid of this often annoying but treatable skin concern.

enlarged pores

Enlarged Pore Treatment in London​

Pores play a vital part in skin health. But, in many patients large, open pores are a concern. If you suffer from enlarged pores, facial or otherwise, we have solutions for you at Dermal Health. We’ll help you get on top of and get rid of this often annoying but treatable skin concern.

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What are enlarged pores?

Facial skin pores, while a natural part of our skin’s anatomy, often become a focal point of cosmetic concern when enlarged. Enlarged pores are simply pores that have become more visible due to their size. When the skin loses its elasticity or pores become blocked with dead skin cells and excess sebum, they can stretch and appear wider. These tiny openings on the skin, essential for the body’s natural oil production and its vitality, can sometimes overshadow one’s skin’s natural beauty. 

Enlarged pores can lead to an uneven skin texture and are frequently linked with oily skin, acne, and blackheads. They are crucial in allowing our skin to breathe and release essential oils. Their pronounced appearance can be a source of distress for many patients.

The Causes of Enlarged Pores


Just as we inherit our eye colour and hair texture, some of us are simply just naturally inclined to have more prominent and large pores.

The Aging Process

Time doesn’t spare our skin. As we grow older, our skin’s elasticity diminishes, leading to more noticeable, larger pores.

Oil Overdrive

Overproduction of oil glands can magnify the appearance of pores, making them much more noticeable. More oil-producing sebaceous glands are located in the facial area, hence the appearance of enlarged pores. The skin produces too much oil (increased sebum production), which leads to blocked pores.

The Sun’s Toll

Extended sun exposure (mainly UV rays) can deplete the skin’s collagen levels, dilating pores. Essentially, sun damage to the skin leads to a breakdown of vital proteins, keeping the skin supple. Result=large in pores. Blocking the sun’s rays can help reduce visible pores.

The Menstrual cycle

It is thought that stages of a woman’s menstrual cycle can affect their pore size. There is not much you can do about this factor if it even applies to you at all.

Skincare Missteps

Using unsuitable skincare products or neglecting proper facial cleansing can exacerbate pore size. A good skin care regimen is essential if you suffer from larger facial pores. You should be using a gentle cleanser to remove oil and makeup. Ensure that any product manufacturers address safety concerns surrounding the ingredients they contain, and do research thoroughly to evaluate the ingredients of all the products you use. Look for wording such as non-comedogenic.

Products containing beta hydroxy acid (salicylic acid is an example) as the active ingredient can help with gentle exfoliation of the block pores. As a skin specialist, Una can advise on your current skincare regime.

Revolutionary Treatments at Dermal Health

At Dermal Health, we’re not just about identifying problems but crafting solutions. We offer state-of-the-art treatments tailored to minimise the appearance of enlarged pores and enhance your skin’s natural radiance.

Microdermabrasion Magic

An excellent method for skin rejuvenation with our microdermabrasion treatment. This procedure combats blackheads by exfoliating the skin’s surface, removing dead skin cells, and unclogging pores. It refines and reduces pore size for a smoother skin texture and overall complexion improvements. Increased blood flow is a beneficial side effect of microdermabrasion.

The Perfect Peel

Experience a transformative skincare journey with the Perfect Peel. This groundbreaking peel is designed to revitalise the skin, diminish pore visibility, and elevate overall skin texture. Its unique blend of ingredients harmoniously unveils a brighter, clearer, and younger-looking complexion.

Fraxel laser skin resurfacing

One of the options we have here at Dermal Health is Fraxel, one of the best laser treatments to reduce pore size. This treatment acts to target the sebaceous glands and larger pores whilst resurfacing the skin. The resulting collagen production fills gaps within the skin and helps with many skin conditions, making pores less visible.

An optimal skincare routine

The complexity of skincare products has been increasing steadily over the past few years. Health claims surrounding alpha hydroxy and beta hydroxy acids are backed up by scientific evidence. Still, many other products claim to combat excess oil production with little-to-no evidence.

We can help you sort the wheat from the chaff with regard to skincare. Clogged pores tend to require a multi-product synergistic approach, taking skin type, age, whether you have sensitive skin and various other factors.

Guidelines for Post-Treatment Care

  • Maintain a clean and hydrated skin regimen.
  • Shield your skin with a broad-spectrum sunscreen, preventing further sun-induced damage.
  • Resist the urge to pick or squeeze the skin.
  • Adhere diligently to the post-treatment advice given by us!

Dermal Health: Your Path to Pore Perfection

Are you concerned about the prominence of your pores? Let the experts at Dermal Health guide you. Schedule a consultation with us to address your skin health concerns and receive the best tailored-to-your-skin treatment suggestions. We have both in-clinic and use-at-home treatments to help eliminate large pores and prevent pores from growing larger.

Skin expertise, coupled with multiple treatment options, is the key to solving the problem of large pores. What may work best for one patient may be the completely wrong approach for another.

Meet your Practitioner, Úna Jefford

Úna, the founder of Dermal Health, combines extensive medical knowledge with a continual pursuit of the latest trends in the aesthetics industry. She holds an MSc in Clinical Dermatology and achieved first-class honours in Adult Nursing, along with postgraduate certificates in minor-op skin surgery, and is a registered Independent Prescriber.

Known for her warm and personal approach, Úna currently runs a weekly minor-op clinic in NHS dermatology departments.
Contributing to the clinic’s growing London reputation, she brings warmth and an expert level of personal service to her London clinics.

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