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Enlarged Pores

Pores can become clogged with excess oil, dead skin, or dirt, or they can appear more prominent as a result of too much sun exposure. Other factors that can influence pores becoming clogged include genetics and hormones.

What is Enlarged Pores?

Pores are small openings that release sebum and sweat to reach the surface from glands below the skin. With Singapore’s humid weather, sebum and sweat are easily accumulated in pores, and when combined with external dirt, it leads to blocked, enlarged pores.

Pore sizes are genetically determined. However, there are aesthetic treatments in Singapore to minimize appearance of enlarged pores, making it less visible for a smoother and younger skin complexion.

Causes Enlarged Pores?

Enlarged pores are very common and can appear large due to a variety of reasons.


As we age, we lose collagen in skin and skin elasticity. This leads to the appearance of saggy, dry and wrinkled skin, causing pores to appear larger. 


Generally males have pores that are larger in size, hence their facial pores are more obvious and visible than females. Males also tend to produce more sebum than females.

Acne / Clogged pores

Acne, whiteheads or blackheads are results of clogged pores, which can also lead to larger and more noticeable pores.

Skincare Products

Skincare or makeup products used that are comedogenic can cause pore blockages and enlarged pores, especially when it is not cleansed or removed properly. 

Overproduction of sebum

Sebum is secreted by the sebaceous glands to protect and prevent loss of moisture in skin. Overproduction of sebum resulting in blocked pores which will lead to enlarged pores. 

Sun damage

Prolonged sun exposure can damage collagen in skin which will cause skin tissue to shrink and pull at the edges of your pores, making them sag and appear larger. 


Hormones play a role in stimulating glands to produce sebum, leading to an increase in sebum production which is why enlarged pores occur during ovulation or when stressed for most females.

What Enlarged Pores Treatments are available?

Large pores can be improved to appear smaller with Enlarged Pores Treatments to focus on the underlying skin issues such as controlling sebum production, stimulating new collagen and elastin formation.

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Discovery Pico Laser

PICO Toning by Discovery PICO uses the most advanced laser technology for the treatment of larged pores, decoloration of skin, pigmented lesions, aged skin and tattoos. The energy from the laser will penetrate through the outer layer of skin, directly targeting to destroy the tattoo ink without affecting the surrounding tissues.

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