Enlarged pores are a common skin concern that can affect people of all ages. While there are many over-the-counter products and DIY remedies that claim to minimise the appearance of enlarged pores, sometimes, dermatological treatments are necessary for more significant and long-lasting results.

In this blog, we'll explore the top dermatological treatments that can help address enlarged pores and provide you with a comprehensive guide on each option

What causes pores to get bigger?

Enlarged pores, also known as enlarged or dilated hair follicles or pilosebaceous units, are visible openings on the skin's surface. Enlarged pores can result from a combination of factors, such as:

  • Genetics
  • Excess sebum production
  • Aging
  • Sun damage
  • Clogging due to dead skin cells

Genetic predisposition and excessive oil production often contribute to the prominence of pores, while age-related loss of skin elasticity and sun damage can make them more noticeable. Hormonal fluctuations, skin type, poor skincare habits, and smoking can also impact pore size. While you can't alter your genetics, you can adopt a proper skincare routine, use suitable products, and consider dermatological treatments to minimise the appearance of enlarged pores.

What facial treatment is best for large pores?

There are various large pores treatments that can be used to help close open pores and smooth out your overall complexion, depending on personal needs.

Chemical Peels

Chemical peels are a popular dermatological treatment for various skin concerns, including enlarged pores. A chemical solution is applied to the skin, which causes the top layer to peel off, revealing smoother, less visible pores. Chemical peels can be tailored to the individual's skin type and concerns and are available in various strengths, from superficial to deep.


Dermapen treatment involves the use of fine needles to create micro-injuries in the skin. This process stimulates collagen and elastin production, which can lead to tighter, firmer skin with smaller pores. The precise application allows the very specific areas of concern to be treated. Moreover, the needle length can be customised according to the specific Dermapen facial you opt for, delivering personalised results tailored to your individual skin concerns.


By merging the advanced capabilities of microneedling with radiofrequency technology, the Microfirm treatment offers an efficient solution for addressing typical skin issues often linked to aging skin. The treatment initiates the production of collagen and elastin, and its precision allows for the specific targeting of areas to tighten and reduce pore size. By addressing enlarged pores at their root, Microfirm promotes a smoother and more even complexion.



Dermastamp is a handheld device with fine, sterile needles used in microneedling procedures. It creates controlled micro-injuries on the skin's surface, stimulating collagen and elastin production. The procedure stimulates collagen production, leading to an improved skin appearance, reduced visibility of enlarged pores, and enhanced overall skin texture.

Pixel Laser

Pixel is an innovative and advanced skin resurfacing procedure that stimulates the regeneration of new skin cells and encourages collagen production. This process leads to enhancements in skin tone, texture, and overall appearance, making it a transformative treatment.

By creating microscopic channels in the skin and stimulating collagen production, Pixel laser promotes skin regeneration and tightening. It also resurfaces the skin, helping to reduce the visibility of pores and create a smoother texture. Over time, the treatment can lead to collagen remodelling, resulting in firmer, more youthful skin and, ultimately, less noticeable pores.

Enlarged Pores Treatment at EF Medispa

At EF Medispa, we boast an extensive expertise in treating enlarged pores, and your safety is our utmost concern. Our renowned London facilities offer a pristine and inviting environment for a diverse array of pore-related treatments. 

Our tailored treatment plans are designed to meet your specific requirements, with our friendly and expert Treatment Coordinators thoroughly assessing your concerns during your initial consultation. Don't hesitate to book a consultation with us today to explore your treatment options.

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