Enlarged Pore Treatments in Vancouver

        Enlarged pores treatment reduces the appearance of oversized pores while safely and effectively evening out your skin texture to produce a smoother-looking complexion. This treatment is beneficial no matter your skin type.

        What Are Enlarged Pores?

        Enlarged pores can be the result of a variety of genetic, hormonal, and age-related factors. They typically present as depressions in the skin's surface and can trap sweat and skin oils that may cause clogging.

        What Causes Enlarged Pores?

        Enlarged pores are often caused by excess oil production, increased hair follicle volume, and loss of skin elasticity. Chronic recurrent acne, hormones, and excessive sun exposure also enlarge your pores, and the same can be said about an unfavourable skin care regimen featuring skin care products not labelled as “non-comedogenic.” A skin care regimen that’s not effectively removing dirt, bacteria, and dead skin cells—plus decreasing oil production—clogs your sebaceous glands and makes them appear larger.

        What Common Areas Are Treated for Enlarged Pores?

        Enlarged pores treatment targets the T-zone area, which includes your forehead, nose, and chin. These are the “oily skin” areas of your face—areas where dirt accumulates, excess oil is produced, and dead skin cells linger. Cheeks are also prone to enlarged pores, especially if your pores are sun damaged or the hair follicle volume in this area is rather high.

        How Much Does an Enlarged Pore Treatment Cost?

        If you’re curious about how to minimize pores and would like to receive enlarged pore treatment at Skin Matters, we can give you a personalized quote. The cost of enlarged pores depends on the severity of your enlarged pores and the treatment method recommended to you.

        What Treatments are Available for Enlarged Pores?

        Betaclear + LED Light Therapy

        Betaclear is an innovative technology based on the highly effective Beta Hydroxy Acid, which can kill surface bacteria and prevent new acne. LED Light Therapy is an application of specific light wavelengths used for therapeutic and aesthetic benefits, such as reducing swelling or inflammation and boosting collagen production

        This treatment method can reduce the size of enlarged pores by eliminating bacteria, reducing the number of breakouts you experience, and smoothing out your complexion.


        Using state-of-the-art laser technology, the Enlighten Laser Treatment is an effective solution for hyperpigmentation, acne scarring, and more. Enlighten by Cutera is an effective enlarged pores treatment because the laser removes excess oil, gently resurfaces the top layer of your skin.

        Micro-Droplet Therapy (Mesotherapy)

        Mesotherapy is an injectable procedure using pure Hyaluronic acid (usually SkinVive) to promote skin rejuvenation and skin tightening and can smooth the appearance of your skin. The tighter your skin, the smaller your pores. Our doctors may recommend Mesotherapy if they think your enlarged pores would respond well to this minimally invasive injectable treatment.


        The Morpheus8 treatment uses silicone-coated needles to go beneath the skin and deliver a pulse of radiofrequency energy that tightens loose tissue, reduces unwanted fat, and increases the elasticity of the skin. An increasingly popular treatment method for clogged pores and sun damaged skin, Morpheus8 reduces sebum (oil) production and strengthens the underlying structure of your skin, which improves elasticity and, in turn, minimizes your pores.

        Microneedling DP4

        DP4 Microneedling uses tiny needles to create micro-injuries in the skin, stimulating collagen and elastin production. This treatment tightens the skin around enlarged pores, making them less noticeable. It also enhances skin texture and promotes the absorption of topical treatments. DP4 Microneedling is a versatile, minimally invasive procedure with minimal downtime, ideal for achieving smoother, firmer skin.

        Why Choose Skin Matters for Enlarged Pore Treatments?

        You should choose Skin Matters in Vancouver for your enlarged pores treatment so our skincare experts can offer the treatment most suitable for you and your skin type. Following a short consultation, we will create a customized treatment plan designed to reduce the size of your pores. Our doctors are well-versed in how to minimize pores while prioritizing your safety and comfort. By placing your trust in Skin Matters in Vancouver, you’ll receive high-quality skincare treatments from doctors who regularly—and successfully—treat enlarged pores.

        Vancouver’s Enlarged Pore Experts

        At Skin Matters, we are committed to delivering the most impressive results no matter your skin type. Their goal is to address those clogged pores, prevent oily skin, and address dry and sun-damaged skin. By decongesting your clogged pores, removing dead skin cells, and potentially even targeting hair follicle volume, you’ll notice a sizeable decrease in the amount of oil produced by your sebaceous glands. Your pores will look smaller and tighter, allowing your skin to glow brighter!

        Enlarged Pore Treatments FAQs

        How many sessions will I need?

        The number of sessions you need for enlarged pores will depend on how clogged they are as well as what kind of treatment our doctors recommend for you. For some individuals, six to ten chemical peels may be necessary.

        Are there any risks or side effects?

        All skincare treatments come with risks and side effects. Should you experience any side effects, they should be minimal and only temporary. The most common side effects for enlarged pores treatment include temporary redness and irritation (this is especially common with topical skin care products containing ingredients like salicylic acid), dry skin, and increased sun sensitivity.

        How do I prevent enlarged pores?

        It’s important to know how to minimize pores and prevent them from becoming clogged. Our doctors at Skin Matters in Vancouver recommend establishing a skin care regimen ideal for your skin type. Gel-based cleansers containing salicylic acid work well to prevent oily skin and remove dead skin cells. Skin care products containing SPF can also be used to treat sun-damaged skin, as overexposure to the sun contributes to enlarged pores. If you have any questions about how to minimize pores—including recommendations for skin care products containing salicylic acid—please don’t hesitate to ask. We are here for you!

        Can enlarged pores come back after treatment?

        Everyone’s skin is different, which means that your skin may respond well to one treatment and not as well to another. There’s no “cure” for enlarged pores, but the safe and effective enlarged pores treatment methods we offer at our top-rated skincare clinic in Vancouver are designed to keep your pores as clean and healthy as possible which in turn reduces the appearance. That said, keep in mind that enlarged pores can gradually return post-treatment, especially because your pores are influenced by genetics and lifestyle factors. This is why we encourage you to maintain a consistent skincare routine featuring gel-based cleansers and salicylic acid skin care products once your skin heals from the treatment you receive at Skin Matters.

        Interested in Learning More?

        If you’re interested in learning more about our enlarged pores treatments available at Skin Matters in Vancouver, we invite you to schedule a short consultation so we can help you find the most effective solution for you. To schedule a consultation, call 604-323-9588, text 604-330-1438, or email info@skinmatters.ca. Or, if you prefer, feel free to request a consultation online:

        Enlarged pores can be frustrating. Rely on our experts at Skin Matters to minimize your pores so you can look and feel your best.