Question re Acne Scarring: have large open pores I want to shrink

Article Medically reviewed by Dr. Gavin Chan (MBBS, cosmetic physician, liposuctionist)

Dr. Gavin Chan

Templestowe Lower and Berwick Clinics

Dr. Gavin Chan has a background in intensive care, anaesthesia, and emergency medicine. Since 2004, Dr. Chan has provided cosmetic procedures, including anti-wrinkle injections, dermal fillers, liposuction, fat transfer, skin needling, and laser treatments. He is a doctor trainer for various dermal fillers and anti-wrinkle injections.
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Question:

Hello,

I have large open pores that i want to shrink to make my skin look tighter brighter and less weathered. I also want something that will help with my deep seeded acne. What products should i be using? thank you

Answer:

Chemical peels may help to digest any debris in the skin, which may allow your pores to shrink slightly in size. It will also improve the skin’s texture and tone, and aid in the penetration of you skin care products – allowing your skin to look brighter and healthier.

Depending on the type of peel, we are able to treat deep acne. Salicylic or BHA peels are oil soluble and have the ability to penetrate into the blockage and treat it from the source.
This can be followed with appropriate medical grade skin care at home.

Acne cysts can also be injected with a steroid by our doctors to help hasten their reduction.

Finally, if you are getting scars or severe acne, it is important that you seek appropriate medical advice as a matter of urgency to prevent worsening scarring or acne.

Dr. Gavin Chan
Dr. Gavin Chan

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