Treat Enlarged Pores for a Smoother Complexion
Decrease the Appearance of Your Pores
As the outermost layer of the body and the largest organ on the body, your skin dominates your appearance. Because of this, it’s a natural consequence that there is a great deal of attention paid to the quality of skin in regards to your overall appearance. The pores of the skin in particular receive a great deal of scrutiny. Large pores are an issue that can leave many feeling self-conscious.
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Tried & Tested — By and On Ourselves
The many treatment options we offer are all Health Canada approved. They have been proven to be safe and effective by countless studies. But that's not all — we've tested out each of the treatments we offer on ourselves to make sure they all work and do what they promise. After all, we believe in helping you actually attain your goals, and we do this with our personalized method of quality control.
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As our patient, you receive excellent medical aesthetic care in a relaxed and supportive setting. Walk through the doors of our medical spa, and you become part of a family—one that’s sincerely committed to achieving your personal goals.
That's why we're frequently complimented on how friendly our whole team is, from the front staff to our doctors and technicians!
As a board certified physician-led practice, we have been accredited by the Better Business Bureau since 2009 and have an A+ rating. You'll receive high-quality care at every step of your experience with us, from consultation to recovery. We take the time to get to know each person that comes through our doors and ensure their comfort during treatment.
Causes of Enlarged Pores
The pores get a bit of a bad rap, since the truth is that everyone has them – millions of them, in fact. The pores of the skin are where the body’s natural oils called sebum are produced in glands under the skin. The pores are also where the follicles of hair grow. Though pores are an important part of your natural anatomy, they can be embarrassing when they are prominent.
Large pores may be a result of your natural genetics, but pores also can enlarge with age or appear larger when there is oil buildup. Those with naturally oily skin tend to have larger pores. In some Vancouver patients, pores can also be darkened by old dead skin cells, makeup, and the melanin pigment in the skin.
Clearing your pores and undergoing other modern skin treatments can be extremely helpful in reducing pore visibility.
At the Heights Laser Centre, we offer Botox®, IPL, and Sublative® treatments. Each treatment is effective in its own way for rejuvenating your appearance. Depending on your aesthetic goals and the quality of your skin, the right treatment for you will vary.
Botox® is an injectable treatment used to relax muscles in the face. Large pore size is affected by certain small muscles. When key muscles of the face are relaxed, the skin looks smoother and tighter, making pores less noticeable. Botox® also blocks nerve signals to sweat glands in order to reduce excess oil.
There is also IPL treatment, which is a light-based therapy for rejuvenating the skin. IPL stands for “Intense Pulsed Light,” which is how the treatment works – pulses of light are beamed towards the skin, and the light energy is absorbed by the skin, thereby treating these areas. The treated area heals quickly, resulting in improved skin quality.
Sublative® skin rejuvenation treatment is an advanced skin treatment. The Sublative® rejuvenation treatment, using eMatrix, is effective for all skin types and uses bipolar radiofrequency waves to penetrate the skin. This triggers a healing effect that rejuvenates the skin, resulting in tightening and lifting.