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Common Causes of Enlarged Pores and Treatments to Minimize Pores

Enlarged pores can be caused by several factors, including genetics, aging, hormonal changes, sun exposure, skin type (oily skin tends to have larger pores), and the build-up of dirt, oil, and dead skin cells in the pores.

At Skin Secrets by Dr. Greta McLaren, there are several treatments that can help minimize the appearance of enlarged pores:

1. Hydro wand

This is a non-invasive treatment that uses high-pressure water to gently exfoliate the skin and remove debris from the pores. It helps to improve the texture of the skin and minimize the appearance of pores.

Utilizing DiamondTome facial wands with diamond tips, the superficial layers of dead skin cells are removed revealing luminous, glowing skin. A great treatment for fine lines and wrinkles, hyperpigmentation, acne scars and blackheads.

Followed by an infusion of medical grade serums customized to your skin’s needs, the vacuum forces the serums deep into the skin giving you lasting results.


PRP (Platelet-rich plasma) treatment: This treatment involves using a patient’s own blood plasma, which is rich in growth factors and other nutrients, to promote skin rejuvenation and reduce the appearance of pores. Stretch marks, scars, and wrinkles can all be made to appear less noticeable by using PRP and micro-needling. The under-eye area is rejuvenated, obstinate open pores are tightened, and any area (such as the cheeks) where fillers could typically be used is inflated and volumized.

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To clear clogged pores, chemical peels can penetrate the skin deeply. They also skim the skin’s surface to remove blackheads and lighten acne scars. Chemical peels for acne use lactic and salicylic acids. Additionally, salicylic acid stays in the skin pores.

In order to address your concerns, such as acne, pigmentation, and fine lines, we provide a range of chemical peels. Depending on your objectives and available downtime, your provider will decide which one is best for you. Peels combine particularly well with physical exfoliation techniques like microdermabrasion or dermaplaning.

It is important to note that everyone’s skin is different and what works for one person may not work for another. It’s best to consult a doctor to determine the best treatment options for you.

CoolPeel is a type of carbon dioxide (CO2) laser treatment that focuses on the upper layers of the skin, stimulating collagen production and promoting skin renewal. This process can help minimize the appearance of enlarged pores. Here’s how it can work:

  1. Collagen Production: CoolPeel stimulates collagen production, which is crucial for maintaining skin’s elasticity and structure. As collagen diminishes with age or due to environmental factors, skin can lose its firmness, leading to enlarged pores. By promoting collagen production, CoolPeel can help the skin regain its elasticity, which can reduce the appearance of enlarged pores.
  2. Skin Resurfacing: CoolPeel works by removing the top layer of skin, which can include dead skin cells and debris that can clog pores and make them appear larger. By resurfacing the skin, CoolPeel can help to unclog these pores, potentially reducing their size.
  3. Sebum Regulation: While it’s not a primary function of CoolPeel, the overall improvement in skin health could potentially contribute to a better regulation of sebum production. Excessive sebum can lead to enlarged pores, and by enhancing skin health, CoolPeel may indirectly help control sebum production.
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Cape Coral, Florida's Top Medical Spa, and Anti-Aging Clinic

For a first-rate, opulent Medical Spa treatment, Skin Secrets is the way to go in Cape Coral, Florida. Dr. Greta McLaren and her knowledgeable staff are experts in customizing non-surgical, minimally invasive procedures and treatments to meet your unique needs and objectives. She is a respected specialist in aesthetic medicine and laser treatment who has been asked to share her aesthetic skills with other medical professionals across the nation. She is a member of both the American Society for Photodynamic Therapy and the American Society of Laser Medicine and Surgery.

To arrange your free consultation with Dr. Greta McLaren to explore the best treatment for your sun-damaged skin, call Skin Secrets at239-800-SKIN(7546) or message us online.