Pores are indents on your skin lined by skin cells. Every hair follicle is also a pore, and the average person has about twenty thousand pores on their face and five million pores on their body. In some areas like your scalp, the pore contains coarse hair. In other areas, depending on your gender and hormone status, the hair may have miniaturized or even disappeared. However, some areas like the lips do not contain any pores at all. Other things that exist in the pores are glands that make oils and natural moisturizing factors, pigment producing cells (melanocytes), and stem cells. On different parts of the body, the oil glands may be more or less active. They tend to be more active on areas like the face and less active on areas like the lower legs. As you age, the glands naturally produce less oil, leading to drier skin. Some skin issues such as acne and keratosis pilaris can originate from within the pores due to irregularities in skin cell turnover and overgrowth of bacteria. Sun exposure and certain hormones can cause the oil glands at the base of the pores to overgrow which can make the pores bigger. Enlarged pores can be bothersome and unsightly. Fortunately, we have signature treatments to help shrink your pores and improve the texture of your skin.
The intense pulsed light emitted from our state of the art M22 Lumenis device effectively treats a range of hyper-pigmentation issues. The broad-spectrum light heats and destroys surface level imperfections, minimizing the appearance of pores.
The sublative rejuvenation delivered through the eMatrix device works from the inside out to rejuvenate your skin. Powerful bi-polar radiofrequency stimulates the deeper collagen network of the dermis, stimulating the skin to slough away dead cells and keep pores unblocked.
ResurfX is a non-ablative fractional laser, meaning it can emit powerful light energy without visibly damaging the outer layer of skin. The fact that it is a fractional device means that it emits energy in a dotted pattern that leaves some skin undamaged, resulting in less discomfort and downtime. The laser is applied to create controlled thermal damage and micro-injuries. As these micro-injuries heal, new collagen and elastin are produced, resulting in resilient, glowing skin.
With TotalFX, Dr. Day combines the ActiveFX and DeepFX systems to provide one of her most comprehensive treatment. Surface level imperfections, such as sun damage and enlarged pores, along with deeper skin problems such as wrinkles, scars, and uneven skin tone, can all be effectively treated with this complete resurfacing treatment.
Photodynamic light is an extremely effective treatment for unsightly, clogged pores. It kills the bacteria that accumulates in the follicles. The result is a clearer, more refined skin tone with a significant reduction in the appearance of pores.