Enlarged Pores

What kind of skin is prone to develop large pores?

Any kind of skin has the risks to develop large pores. However, oily skin type is more prone to have large pores as the skin tends to secrete excessive sebum. This causes over-stretching and damages to the skin tissue around the pores and forms large pores.

Why are my pores getting larger when I age? My pores are not so obvious when I am in my 20’ – 30’s.

It is a natural process that our skin becomes inelastic and pores become larger as we age.


I have lots of visible pores on my cheeks, chin, foreheads, and nose. What should I do?

There is no way to totally make these pores go away. With proper skincare routine that helps control sebum production, boost hydration, exfoliation, use vitamin C products and sunblock can improve and tighten the pores. 

Consume more food rich in vitamin C will help improve the collagen synthesis and hence, shrink the pores. Exercise, sufficient sleep, and pressure management will all assist in resolving the problem.

How does vitamin C tighten the pores?

Vitamin C, more exactly L-ascorbic acid, is essential in several enzymatic reactions in our body. For synthesis of collagen, L-ascorbic acid serves as a pro-collagen modifier in order for pro-collagen to become mature collagen and move to the skin pores area to help support the pores. 

With sufficient collagen, it provides the structural support system for tissue around the pores with strength and elasticity. In addition, it also acts as antioxidants to protect skin against oxidative stress and free radicals damage.

Treatments Offered at Emerald MediSpa for Enlarged Pores as as follows:

  • Laser Genesis
  • Fractora Resurfacing
  • Chemical Peel
  • Microdermabrasion
  • Fractora™ Firm