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Dr. Todd Sisto Dr. Sisto
Breast Surgery
33 years in practice
University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine
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How do I get rid of large pores on my face and faded black spots? What is causing it to happen?

How do I get rid of large pores on my face and faded black spots? What is causing it to happen?

See plastic surgeon: A topical rx is available for both issues. Both problems are multifactorial- the one you can control is sun exposure-- limit it as much as possible. ...Read more

Large Pores (Definition)

Pores appear as small openings in the surface of your skin. They are usually most apparent in the t-zone -- the forehead, nose and chin. Pores are more noticeable and may appear larger when they become clogged with dirt, oil and dead skin cells. Pore size is fixed and is determined mainly by your genes. Your pores may become slightly larger with age or with repeated exposure ...Read more


Dr. Michael Fisher Dr. Fisher
Dermatology
28 years in practice
Morehouse School of Medicine
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How to get rid of large pores cheaply?

How to get rid of large pores cheaply?

Large pores: A potent astringent, lemon juice tones your skin and reduces the appearance of large pores. In her book "natural beauty secrets from india, " roshni dayal recommends soaking a clean cotton pad in lemon juice and dabbing it onto your face to shrink pores. Leave the juice on for about five minutes, and rinse with cool water. ...Read more

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Dr. Jeffrey Ruterbusch Dr. Ruterbusch
Sports Medicine
27 years in practice
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
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What can I do to get rid of large pores on my cheeks?

What can I do to get rid of large pores on my cheeks?

Astringent : Pore size is predominantly a genetic issue, but I would recommend that you use an astringent like witch hazel. ...Read more

Dr. Maziar Lalezary Dr. Lalezary
Ophthalmology
10 years in practice
UC San Diego School of Medicine
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Why do I have large pores under my eyes and how do I get rid of them?

Why do I have large pores under my eyes and how do I get rid of them?

Picture: If you send a picture of the condition, it may help answer your question. ...Read more

Dr. Michael Fisher Dr. Fisher
Dermatology
28 years in practice
Morehouse School of Medicine
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How do you get rid of blackheads and large pores as an adult?

How do you get rid of blackheads and large pores as an adult?

Blackheads: Tretinoin (retin-a, atralin, renova) is the mainstay of treatment for whiteheads and blackheads. Tretinoin is a derivative of vitamin a and works by increasing cell turnover and reducing the "stickiness" of the sloughed cells. It helps expel the plugged material returning the pore to normal. Tretinoin can be irritating, so specific instructions should be followed. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Fisher Dr. Fisher
Dermatology
28 years in practice
Morehouse School of Medicine
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At 55 what are ways to hide large pores and get rid of blackheads?

At 55 what are ways to hide large pores and get rid of blackheads?

Blackheads: Tretinoin (retin-a, atralin, renova) is the mainstay of treatment for whiteheads and blackheads. Tretinoin is a derivative of vitamin a and works by increasing cell turnover and reducing the "stickiness" of the sloughed cells. It helps expel the plugged material returning the pore to normal. Tretinoin can be irritating, so specific instructions should be followed. ...Read more

Dr. Ed Friedlander Dr. Friedlander
Pathology
40 years in practice
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
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Are there any herbs i can use to treat acne and get rid of acne scars and large pores?

Are there any herbs i can use to treat acne and get rid of acne scars and large pores?

Adjuncts only: Botanicals such as tea tree oil should only be used as adjuncts. If topical benzoyl peroxide has not cleared you in two weeks, you'll need your personal physician. Scars result only when acne is not treated as it should be, and I am sorry this happened to you. You are almost an adult and you need to take the initiative and get prescription-strength rx even if you've not been allowed to in the past. ...Read more

Dr. Robert Peppercorn Dr. Peppercorn
Dermatology
39 years in practice
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
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Dr. Ernie Ordonez Dr. Ordonez
Bariatrics
53 years in practice
University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Medicine and Surgery
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Dr. Ernie Ordonez Dr. Ordonez
Bariatrics
53 years in practice
University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Medicine and Surgery
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Dr. Michael Fisher Dr. Fisher
Dermatology
28 years in practice
Morehouse School of Medicine
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I have large pores on whole face and brown blemishes. Suggest me best treatment?

I have large pores on whole face and brown blemishes. Suggest me best treatment?

Large Pores: Retin-a creams, also known in generic form as tretinoin, is used for the treatment of acne vulgaris and has also been shown to reduce the appearance of wrinkles on the face and will also reduce facial pores. It is available in different concentrations and can be prescribed by your doctor. Apply it to the affected areas before going to bed. ...Read more

Dr. Michael Fisher Dr. Fisher
Dermatology
28 years in practice
Morehouse School of Medicine
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How to rid of very large pores nose and by checks and on nose ( large pores on cheeks and possible black heads on nose) what products? Epiduo is for?

How to rid of very large pores  nose and by checks and on nose ( large pores on cheeks and possible black heads on nose) what products? Epiduo is for?

Large Pores: Advances in dermatological care have lead to the development of a number of effective treatments for large pores. If you have large pores, you may benefit from the following treatments: chemical peels, ipl photofacial, laser skin resurfacing, laser skin tightening, topical prescription retinoids. ...Read more

Dr. Mohammed Parvez Dr. Parvez
Internal Medicine
10 years in practice
NTR University of Health Sciences, Vijayawada, Deccan College of Medical Sciences
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Hello Doctor Please tell me Are laser treatment work to remove large pores on face. its safe ? any side effects?

Hello Doctor

Please tell me Are laser treatment work to remove large pores on face. its safe ? any side effects?

Laser treatment : In general facial pores are not treated with laser therapy. I would advice you wash your face with mild soap multiple times a day to keep to pores open and dry out. ...Read more

Dr. Ronda Alexander Dr. Alexander
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
15 years in practice
Weill Cornell Medical College of Cornell University
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Is there a treatment available that can make the large pores on my nose less noticeable? I'm very self-conscious about the large pores on and below my nose, and makeup only makes them stand out more. What kind of treatment should I consider to refine the

Is there a treatment available that can make the large pores on my nose less noticeable? I'm very self-conscious about the large pores on and below my nose, and makeup only makes them stand out more. What kind of treatment should I consider to refine the

Facials and Derm: You can begin with gentle cleansing and visiting with a licensed facial cosmetologist at a reputable salon/spa. If simple interventions are not effective, work with a dermatologist who can help you figure out your bet skin care regimen. Makeup with only draw more attention to the area, especially if not well done. ...Read more

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Dr. Fawn Winkelman Dr. Winkelman
Family Medicine
7 years in practice
Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine
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Very oily skin, acne, large pores! would getting laser treatment cure me of this?

Very oily skin, acne, large pores! would getting laser treatment cure me of this?

No: No, laser won't cure you of this however fractional lasers can help shrink pore size which in turn will help with acne. There are products you can use for the acne as well as oil. There are also other maintenance treatments with facials and peels that can help as well. The combination of lasers, products, and maintenance is the best option for you. ...Read more

Dr. Jerome Litt Dr. Litt
Dermatology
67 years in practice
George Washington University Medical School
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I'm 40 years old and have very large pores on my nose...Is there a way to shrink them? An prescription or OTC treatment? They look like mini blackheads. Thanks!

I'm 40 years old and have very large pores on my nose...Is there a way to shrink them? An prescription or OTC treatment? They look like mini blackheads. Thanks!

PORES: Pores are not like doors. You cannot open and close them whenever you wish. Pores are the openings of oil glands; they are inherited; you cannot change their size. Oily skin & severe acne may make pores “appear” larger. Squeezing blackheads & pimples can lead to permanently widened pores. Toners & astringents can make them look smaller temporarily. And get rid of your magnifying mirrors! ...Read more

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Dr. Bob Ourian Dr. Ourian
Dermatology
22 years in practice
Wayne State University School of Medicine
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Can I use oxy 5 on my acne scar and how to make my large pores less visible using home treatment?

Can I use oxy 5 on my acne scar and how to make my large pores less visible using home treatment?

Yes and no: You can use it on your acne scars but it's not going to do anything. Oxy 5 (benzoyl peroxide 5%) is used for treatment of acne (pimples), not acne scars. It also has no effect on the size of pores. The treatment for acne scars and pores is usually laser resurfacing. ...Read more

Dr. Jan Lei Iwata Dr. Iwata
Ophthalmology
22 years in practice
Midwestern University Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine
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Hello Doctor, I have large pores on my face. dermatologist told me to do laser treatment to remove it .is laser treatment really works and is it safe?

Hello Doctor, I have large pores on my face. dermatologist told me to do laser treatment to remove it .is laser treatment really works and is it safe?

Safe and works well: It doesn't get rid of it, just reduces the size of the pores. Find the right laser as not all lasers are alike. Stay away from IPL and check out YAG lasers. You will need a few treatments. It's totally worth it. Get a free consult with different doctors before committing to one. Make sure someone very experienced is doing it too, not just a salon person, but someone who's medically trained by a dr. ...Read more

Dr. Ronald Krauser Dr. Krauser
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
48 years in practice
Wake Forest University School of Medicine
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What do I do to get rid of large hand pores?

What do I do to get rid of large hand pores?

Never heard of it: I have personally never heard of that problem. I would probably start with a dermatologist or your family doctor. ...Read more

Dr. Ed Friedlander Dr. Friedlander
Pathology
40 years in practice
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
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Really bad acne and blackheads all over chest, back and face. I have big pores how do I get rid of them?

Really bad acne and blackheads all over chest, back and face. I have big pores how do I get rid of them?

Serious Rx needed: Acne on the trunk won't respond well to anything you can do on your own. Start using topical benzoyl peroxide as tolerated and get with your personal physician now. If a course of a systemic antibiotic does not clear you, the next offer may be Isotretinoin from a dermatologist; it's not for the faint-hearted but i'd urge you to try it if it's suitable. ...Read more