Enlarged pores are a common dermatological concern that can affect the overall appearance of the skin. These pores become more visible when dilated, often due to the overproduction of oil, which can create a more textured skin surface. While they are typically more apparent in oily skin types, enlarged pores can affect anyone and may become more prominent with age as skin loses its elasticity.

Furthermore, factors such as improper skin care, genetics, the buildup of debris, and sun damage can contribute to their appearance. Although completely erasing enlarged pores is impossible, their appearance can be minimized through various treatments. By addressing enlarged pores, individuals can achieve a smoother and more refined complexion, enhancing their skin’s natural beauty.


What Are Enlarged Pores?

Enlarged pores are openings on the skin’s surface that appear more prominent due to their size increase, often associated with excessive sebum production and other factors.

What Causes Enlarged Pores?

Factors such as genetics, excess oil production, aging, sun damage, and clogged debris contribute to the appearance of enlarged pores.

What Treats Enlarged Pores?

Treatment options include topical retinoids, laser therapies, chemical peels, microdermabrasion, and maintaining a consistent skincare regimen.

What Causes Enlarged Pores

Enlarged pores can result from a combination of factors that affect the skin’s elasticity and the amount of oil produced by the sebaceous glands. Here’s a deeper look into what contributes to this common skin concern:

Excess Oil Production

One of the primary causes of enlarged pores is an overproduction of oil by the sebaceous glands. This excess oil can cause the pore walls to stretch and widen, making the pores more visible.


As we grow older, our skin loses collagen and elastin, which help maintain the skin’s firmness and elasticity. This natural decrease can cause the skin to sag and pores to appear more prominent.

Sun Damage

Prolonged exposure to the sun’s harmful UV rays can break down collagen and elastin in the skin. This not only leads to premature aging but can also contribute to the appearance of larger pores.


Men tend to have larger pores than women, often due to higher levels of testosterone that can result in increased oil production and, consequently, more noticeable pores.


Genetic factors can determine skin type and pore size. If enlarged pores run in your family, you may be more predisposed to experiencing them yourself.

Acne and Blackheads

Acne and blackheads can stretch out pores. When a pore becomes clogged with dead skin cells and oil, it can expand in size and sometimes remain stretched.

Improper Skin Care

Neglecting proper skin care can lead to oil buildup and dead skin cells, resulting in clogged and enlarged pores. Regular cleansing and exfoliation can keep pores clear and minimize their appearance.

Hormonal Changes

Hormonal fluctuations, particularly during puberty, pregnancy, and menopause, can increase oil production, which may contribute to the enlargement of pores.

Our Services

Bbl Forever Young


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BBL Forever Young is an innovative technology that uses BroadBand Light to enhance the appearance of the skin, including minimizing the appearance of enlarged pores. This treatment can help to restore skin to its natural state, promoting a more even texture and tone. The thermal energy from the light also stimulates collagen, which can help make pores less noticeable over time.



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Bellafill stands out as a long-lasting dermal filler, specifically designed to treat acne scars. By adding volume beneath the scar tissue, Bellafill lifts and smoothens the skin’s surface, offering immediate and enduring results. Its unique formulation not only fills scars but also stimulates the body’s natural collagen production, enhancing skin texture over time.

Chemical Peels


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Chemical peels involve applying a chemical solution to the skin to remove dead cells and stimulate the growth of new, healthier skin. They can be particularly effective for enlarged pores as they clear out pore blockages and promote a smoother skin surface, reducing the appearance of pores.



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Dermaplaning is a physical exfoliation procedure that uses a specialized blade to scrape off dead skin cells and hair from the face. By removing the outermost layers of skin, enlarged pores appear smaller while also making the skin’s surface smoother and more radiant.



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Halo is a hybrid fractional laser that targets skin damage with precision. It can improve the skin’s overall texture, reduce pore size, and enhance its glow. By combining deep dermal rejuvenation with epidermal renewal, Halo treatment offers a comprehensive approach to minimizing enlarged pores.



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SkinPen is a microneedling device that creates controlled micro-injuries to stimulate the body’s natural wound-healing process while minimizing cellular damage. The result is effective remodeling of scar tissue while keeping the overall structure of the skin intact. This process can also help reduce the appearance of pores by encouraging collagen production.

Sylfirm X


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Sylfirm X is a novel approach that combines microneedling with radiofrequency to target various skin concerns, including enlarged pores. The treatment works by delivering controlled RF energy into the skin, promoting the production of collagen and elastin, which can lead to tighter skin and less visible pores.

Why Should I Choose Contour You?

At Contour You, we understand the complexities of skin concerns like enlarged pores. With our commitment to excellence, we ensure that each patient receives a personalized treatment plan to meet their individual needs and achieve optimal results. Dr. Scott W. Siverhus brings extensive experience in aesthetic medicine, leading our team to provide treatments that adhere to the highest standards. Our approach to managing conditions such as enlarged pores is rooted in a deep commitment to quality, safety, and patient satisfaction, earning us a trusted reputation among our valued clientele.

Ready for Clear Skin?

Are enlarged pores affecting your confidence in your skin’s appearance? Take action at Contour You, where your journey to smoother, more refined skin begins. Our expert team is ready to customize a treatment plan that addresses your unique skin concerns. From advanced laser therapies to personalized skincare regimens, we offer state-of-the-art solutions designed to reduce the appearance of enlarged pores and enhance your natural beauty.

Trust us to provide a safe, professional environment where your comfort and satisfaction are our top priorities. Contact Contour You today at 602-390-2015 to schedule your consultation, and let us help you achieve the flawless complexion you deserve.

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We are ready to help you create your inner and outer glow at Contour You Med Spa! We invite you to bring your concerns to us and see what we can do to help you safely and effectively treat your specific needs.