1427 Clarkview Rd, Suite 300
Baltimore, Maryland 21209
Phone: (410) 296-0414
Monday - Thursday: 8 a.m.–5 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m.–1 p.m.
Many people would like to improve the tone and texture of their skin by replacing large skin pores with satiny smooth skin.
Pores are holes that extend through several layers of skin. They are important for they flush out toxins, help with temperature regulation and aid in moisturizing our skin. Pores may appear enlarged for a number of reasons, including age, genetics, age, sun exposure, and oil production. Oil, dirt, and dead skin cells tend to collect around pores, causing the opening to appear larger and can sometimes block them, resulting in acne.
There are many ways to reduce the appearance of pores:
Cleansing & Good Hygiene
Regular washing is vital to maintaining healthy skin. It is important to use a mild cleanser so your skin doesn’t become too dry. When the skin becomes dry, the body creates more oil to compensate, thus exasperating the problem. We can recommend a cleanser that contains a gentle lactic or salicylic acid to unclog the pores.
Removing the dull layer of dead skin cells around your pores gives you brighter, smoother, more radiant looking skin with a velvety soft texture. Clarisonic brushes are great for lifting oil and debris out of the pores.
Using topical treatments such as retinoids, salicylic acid, alpha hydroxy acid or benzoyl peroxides will not only reduce the size of the pores but will also destroy the bacteria that cause acne. In addition, it is critical to protect your skin from the sun with a daily moisturizer with SPF, for sun exposure will make the rims of your pores become tough and enlarged.
Our chemical peels use varying types of prescription-strength acids including salicylic, lactic, retinol, and trichloroacetic acid to remove your outer layers of dead skin – revealing the fresher, healthier, softer, clearer skin underneath.
Laser Skin Resurfacing
Laser Skin Resurfacing works beautifully to boost collagen production and reveal fresher, smooth skin. These treatments minimize the appearance of pores as well as acne scars.
IPL Laser Treatments
Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) treatments are fantastic for refining the texture and appearance of pores, as well as addressing any unwanted red or brown spots and giving your skin an overall healthy appearance.
Microneedling is a wonderful treatment that significantly improves overall skin texture and tone. It also increases the penetration of active, collagen building ingredients.
After examining your skin, the medical team at Belcara Health will be able to recommend a treatment approach that will work best for you.