Hi all, can i reduce the appearance of my pores? I have very very big open pores on my nose and cheeks and also some acne scars (ice picks, box cars, rolling) and this enlarged pores makes everything looks worse, i am only 22 years old female and my skin looks like i am 40s (( it depressed me so much, especially when your surrounding have a very great skin, even your 10 years older sister!! Is radiofrquency can help in reducing pores (such as ematrix, pixel rf, or infini lucrotic)? Help me pleaaaseeeee
Posted 08 May 2013 - 09:33 PM
Please help meeeee how to make this appear smaller
Posted 09 May 2013 - 03:24 AM
i have exactly the same kinda skin.
big pores around and on my nose.
Posted 09 May 2013 - 05:00 AM
Posted 09 May 2013 - 06:59 AM
i am from asia and an indian,just like u.
many do have good skin but many doesnt.
so dont get disheartened.
u can try a low% bha wash
i'll let u know more .
Posted 09 May 2013 - 12:33 PM
Posted 10 May 2013 - 02:35 AM
isotretinoin is accutane.
do u want to take accutane only to shrink the pores?
go through posts and threads on accutane here.
i had it when i had bad acne problem.1st 20mg and then 10mg.
i will find out more abt this issue n let u know if i find anything.
low% bha wash should help.
like a salicylic acid wash is suppose to kinda keep u dry.unclog ur pores and also remove the upper dead cells easily.
over the time it should keep u good if not improve magically.
Posted 10 May 2013 - 06:38 AM
@theoneandonly i cant do dermarolling since here in singapore the govt banned dermarolling..
My docs suggest me to take isotretinoin for 3 months and he said it helps in reducing pores size... and i went to another plastic surgeon and he suggest to do the rf teraphy (infini lucrotix)..
Posted 10 May 2013 - 07:55 AM
ACCUTANE should be avoided unless if u acne.for most face bad or very bad side effects.
considering that to use accutane to only to reduce pore size is not a great idea.
accutane is said to actually reduce the size of the sebaceous glands.so he's told u that.
i was not having bad acne after accutane.
Posted 10 May 2013 - 08:13 AM
Large pores are just due to genetics unfortunately. You can use clay masks, AHA's, BHA's and exfoliate to try to reduce the appearance of pores.
Posted 11 May 2013 - 01:25 AM
Posted 11 May 2013 - 09:28 PM
I've used witch hazel to close and shrink my pores, you should try it out.
Please make sure to use a product specific for acne though.
Posted 12 May 2013 - 01:08 AM
Dermarolling most definitely helped with my larger pores. As someone said, genetics plays a huge part in our pore size but you can alter this with the right treatments. I personally think you should give Dermarolling a go and maybe grab some awesome skin products, namely that which contains vitamins A, B and C!
Also, when applying makeup look for a really good primer (I use one by Dermaquest). The one I use almost fills my pores but it does not clog them afterwards. It also contains Hyaluronic Acid which is important to keep the skin hydrated and healthy. http://dermaquest.co...rfection-primer
If you do look into the Dermaroller ensure that you are treated by a professional and only with the ORIGINAL Dermaroller (as per www.dermaroller.de).
Good luck! xx
Posted 12 May 2013 - 05:01 AM
actually i have using retina every night for months and to be honest, there are no improvement whatsoever, only my skin looks brighter, but to my pores/acne scars not improving... and for dermaroller, sadly it is not available here in singapore, the gov has banned it. so, i went to 2 plastic surgeon, one suggested me to do radiofrequency treatment (using infini lucrotix rf) for my scars and pores, and the other suggested to do micropeel+profractional laser, any has done these treatments? are there any improvements for those who did one of these treatments?
Posted 14 May 2013 - 09:46 PM
i think i have scarred pores, and my friend said that it was looks like an orange peel skin.. i am so desperate right now, i have some scars also in my cheeks and those makes it worse... can i smoothen out my pores? is this condition permanent? because of this, my face looks very old, though im still in early 20s!!!