Common skin concerns like acne are caused by too much dirt and debris build-up in the pores. This occurs when you have enlarged pores, and it, unfortunately, can’t be fully treated unless those pores are shrunk. McLean & Potomac Dermatology offers several treatments for addressing enlarged pores and helping you get the skin you deserve. Request a consultation at one of our offices to learn more today.

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What Causes Enlarged Pores?

The human body is covered in tiny vellus hairs attached to sebaceous glands. These glands make the natural oil your body needs to keep your skin hydrated and healthy. Usually, pores retain their normal size despite the production of this oil, but specific issues can cause pores to become dilated. Decreased skin elasticity from aging and sun damage, more hair follicles, and excessive sebum (oil) production can all lead to enlarged pores.

How Do We Treat Enlarged Pores?

We offer several non-invasive and minimally invasive treatment options for cleansing your pores and reducing their size. Our chemical peels are a great exfoliation option. AQUAGOLD® fine touch™ and microneedling can be good choices for stimulating collagen production and helping your skin heal itself after treatment.

What to Expect From Treatment

The right treatment for you will depend on your unique situation. Chemical peels can cause your skin to peel over the course of several days. These treatments can be a good and relaxing spa-day choice but will likely need to be repeated to maintain your results. Microneedling and AQUAGOLD® fine touch™ can offer longer-lasting results but may also need several sessions. We will discuss the best option for you during your initial consultation.

Address Enlarged Pores in McLean, VA, or Potomac, MD

At McLean & Potomac Dermatology, we offer several treatments for enlarged pores and other skin texture issues. From chemical peels to microneedling, we have everything you need to feel beautiful. Request a consultation at our McLean or Potomac location to learn more.

You can reach us by messaging us through the Klara app on this website or giving us a call at (703) 356-5111.

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