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Open Pores

Tiny openings on the skin surface that can look like orange peel

Open Pores

What Are They?

Open pores are small openings in the skin that allow sweat and oil to pass through. They are a natural part of the skin's structure and are present all over the body, but are more noticeable on certain areas like the face. Open pores appear larger than normal pores and can make the skin texture look uneven, often leaving an orange peel/pitted look. They can look like little holes, making it difficult to apply make-up and making blackheads and pimples more likely to develop.

What Causes Them?

Open pores are mostly caused by an overproduction of oil coming from the sebaceous gland at the bottom of the pore. The pores enlarge to release this excess oil from the skin. Open pores are often caused by genetics, age, and hormonal changes, and can be exacerbated by factors such as sun damage, dehydration, and improper skin care. They can often appear worse with age, as the collagen in the skin depletes and makes the skin less supple. While open pores cannot be eliminated entirely, there are several methods and products available that can help minimise their appearance and improve the overall appearance of the skin.


What Can You Do To Help Naturally?

Reducing enlarged pores is about improving the quality of the skin. Ensuring that the skin is well balanced using high-quality medical-grade ingredients such as salicylic acid (to control the oil), L-ascorbic acid/vitamin C, and retinoids to improve cell turnover will improve the health of your skin.


What are the symptoms of open pores?

The most common symptoms of open pores are oily and shiny skin, blackheads, whiteheads, uneven texture, and an orange peel/pitted appearance.

Can I get rid of open pores?

Without open pores, the skin simply wouldn’t function, so there is no way to close them completely. However, there are many topical and in-clinic treatments that can help refine them.

Can open pores be prevented?

There is no guaranteed way to prevent open pores from developing, but there are steps you can take to minimise their appearance. These include protecting your skin from the sun, keeping your skin clean and hydrated, and avoiding harsh skincare products.

What are the best treatments for open pores?

There are a variety of treatments that can help reduce the appearance of open pores, including topical retinoids, chemical peels, and microneedling treatments. However, the best treatment for you will depend on your individual skin type and the severity of your open pores.

Our Approach

Open pores generally affect most people. Resurfacing treatments such as Venus Viva and microneedling – either alone or combined – provide quick and effective treatment options for open pores on most skin types.

Effective resurfacing of open pores provides a smooth and even complexion, making make-up application easier.

Treatments We Offer That Help With Open Pores

  • Venus Viva (Face)

    Radiofrequency treatment for anti-ageing is non-invasive and pain-free

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  • WOW Fusion

    An innovative needling device that allows us to create bespoke skincare cocktails to treat your skin

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  • Dermalux Tri Wave MD

    Multi-award-winning Dermalux® Tri-Wave LED is the leading non-invasive treatment that harnesses the power of light

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  • Profhilo

    Hyaluronic acid–injectable treatment that improves skin hydration, firmness and elasticity with natural-looking results

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