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.

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.

Treatment Options

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® 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.

To learn more about how you can treat large pores, contact Heights Laser Centre and set up an informative consultation with Dr. Jaffer at his office in the Vancouver at (604) 298-4481.