Enlarged pores are mainly caused by our genetics. People with oily skin tend to have more enlarged pores due to overproduction of sebum that impacts the pores and makes them more visible. Aging combined with sun and environmental exposure makes the pores even more pronounced. Enlarged pores usually occur on the forehead, cheeks, nose, and chin.
Enlarged oil glands or sebaceous hyperplasia tends to happen to people with oily skin, fair complexion, and a history of unprotected sun exposure. Usually, oil glands are microscopic and invisible. However, when oil glands over-produce sebum and it becomes trapped inside, the glands grow and start appearing as shiny bumps on the skin with a depressed center. Enlarged oil glands usually appear on the nose, forehead, temples, cheeks, and chin.
Enlarged pores and oil glands best respond to a combination therapy. At Cataleya Aesthetics, we offer Lumecca IPL and Forma RF skin tightening to stimulate skin’s collagen production. Improved skin tone helps pores and small oil glands to shrink. Very large oil glands can be surgically excised if necessary. In addition, we offer Epionce skin care regimen to help balance the oil production, prevent pore and oil gland impaction, and overall keep the skin clean, calm, nourished, and protected from harmful sun rays.