Open Pores

Open Pores


What can be done about open pores? Are sufferers doomed to hide away as they feel self-conscious about their looks?

Pores are tiny openings in the skin that provide a way for the oil glands underneath to lubricate and protect the surface of the skin. This oil forms a protective layer over the skin and prevents moisture loss and helps to keep the skin soft and resilient. It also helps to prevent injury and environmental damage.

The follicle leads from within the skin to the surface of the skin and may contain a hair within it. The “hole” on the surface of the skin through which the hair emerges is the “pore” and oil flows on to the skin surface through this pore. The diameter of the tubule forms the pore and when the tubule dilates (widens) it gives the impression of being wide open. When the tubule contracts, it gives the impression of tightening and “closing”. Pores do not have doors that “open” and “close”, but this is a descriptive way of describing how they work. The excessive production of oil and its flow causes the oil glands to enlarge and cause an enlargement of the tubule which in turn causes the pore to appear larger and crater like. This causes the skin to look and feel coarse and thick in texture.

Treatments at Christell

  • Skin peels
  • Dermaroller treatment
  • Skin polishing
  • Mesotherapy treatment
  • Hydra peel
  • Fractional laser
  • Radiofrequency skin tightening