The CDC has announced new mask protocols for vaccinated individuals, however as the announcement does not apply to hospitals or medical facilities, there will be no changes for our office protocols for patients, guests, and staff members. Masks are still a requirement for all patients, guests and staff at our offices.

To ensure your health and safety we will continue to implement the following:

  • Confidential virtual consultations (telemedicine) with all doctors using Klara to allow patients to continue their care with the physicians they know and trust while staying safe in the comfort of their own home. Please text 718-550-5971 to sign up. Please note that patients should not send photos or other clinically relevant information until they have agreed to move forward with their appointment using Klara.
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Dermatology & Surgery Associates

What can treat large facial pores?


Although there are no medical reasons why you should be worried about enlarged pores, many feel their appearance would be improved with less noticeable pores. If you have large pores affecting the way you view and feel about yourself, here are some tips to help shrink your pores.

What are the Causes of Enlarged Pores?

Pores are a normal part of our skin. They are the openings around our hair follicles and oil glands. Our oil glands are responsible for secreting sebum (our body’s natural oils) which helps to keep our skin moisturized. The sebum reaches our skin’s surface via our pores.

Our pore size is in part determined by our genetics. However, pores can become enlarged when they are clogged with oil, dirt, and dead skin cells. As we age, our skin also loses elasticity and begins to sag, contributing to the appearance of enlarged pores. Sun exposure and UV damage accelerate the loss of tissue elasticity, further contributing to the perception of enlarged pores.

What Treatments are Available for Enlarged Pores?

  1. Clean Your Skin
    Pores become enlarged when they are clogged with oil, dirt, and dead skin cells. Washing your face daily to twice daily can help remove the unwanted debris which can clog your pores.
  2. Exfoliate Your Skin
    Exfoliation is the process of removing dead skin cells from the surface of your skin. There are two types of at-home exfoliants: physical exfoliators and chemical exfoliators. Physical exfoliation involves using a scrub or sponge to buff or slough off the dead skin cells. Chemical exfoliation involves the use of alpha or beta hydroxy acids such as glycolic acid and salicylic acid to gently dissolve the dead skin cells.
  3. Choose the Right Products For Your Skin
    When choosing a skin care product, it is important to select one which will not clog your pores. Look for skin care products with the label: non-comedogenic.
  4. Consider a Night Time Retinoid
    Topical retinoids are vitamin A derived compounds that help increase cell turnover and shedding, thereby unclogging pores. They are often used to treat acne but can also lead to the appearance of smaller pore size.
  5. Protect Your Skin
    Sunscreen is a must! While we are unable to stop the natural aging process, unprotected sun exposure and UV radiation can further accelerate the loss of collagen and elastin, leading to the appearance of enlarged pores. Dermatologists recommend applying broad spectrum sunscreen, SPF 30 or higher.

Visit Your Dermatologist

A visit to your local dermatologist can also help identify in-office procedures which can be done to decrease the appearance of enlarged pores. Examples include: chemical peels, microdermabrasion, microneedling, and laser treatment.

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