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Can the ProSonic GLOW shrink the size of pores?

May 27, 2014

Shrinking pores is no easy task. In fact, according to leading dermatologist Dr. Debra Jaliman, it’s not really possible without expensive prescriptions and treatments. It’s also worth noting that pore size is mainly determined by genes, so whether or not your pores are visible or not is the luck of the genetic lottery. However, there are ways to reduce the appearance in the size of pores, which are affordable as well as easy to do.

What are pores?

Pores are nothing more than miniscule connections that merge hair follicles in the skin with oil glands. Usually, pores are pretty much invisible but they can become enlarged when they get clogged or damaged.

Oil and dead skin cells and debris that get trapped stretch pores and make them look larger. Sun damage and aging also affect pore size. The sun’s UV rays create free radicals that damage the collagen and elastin that make up your skin’s support system, causing sagging and enlarged pores. Aging naturally slows down the body’s ability to make collagen, another reason that pores may become more noticeable with age.

How to Prevent Enlarged Pores

Like other skin problems, wearing sunscreen daily can help prevent enlarged pores by helping to maintain the skin’s support structure. Choose a sunscreen or a moisturizer with sunscreen with an SPF of at least 30.

Exfoliate: Using an exfoliation device like the ProSonic GLOW can clear out the dead skin that gets trapped in pores and stretches them out.

Stop smoking: Smoking prevents essentials like oxygen, blood and nutrients from reaching the skin, inhibiting the skin from repairing itself.

Use retinoids: Over the counter or prescription creams and serums containing retinoids can help to stimulate collagen production. New collagen helps the structure of the skin, rebuilding sagging to improve the appearance of enlarged pores.

Treatment Options to Shrink Pores

Treatment options to shrink the size of pores tend to involve time consuming trips to the dermatologist or plastic surgeons office for treatments that tend to be costly and aren’t usually covered by insurance.

Microdermabrasion: Microdermabrasion is a professional version of the exfoliation provided by a system like the ProSonic GLOW. The in-office treatment cleans out pores, getting rid of dirt, debris, oil and skin cells that create the appearance of enlarged pores. However, many people find the treatment uncomfortable and can cause redness and irritation.

Laser treatments: Laser treatments can help to increase collagen production and tighten the skin around pores to help to minimize their appearance. However, it takes several months of treatments to see results and the procedure is expensive.

Chemical peels: Peels can also benefit pore size. Glycolic acid, salicylic acid or trichloroacetic acid (TCA) peels can help to improve skin texture and pore size. Depending on the amount of acid in the peel, results will vary. More acid in the solution yields more improvement, but also creates more redness and irritation that must heal before results can be seen.

Light therapy: Light therapy has also been shown to help improve the appearance of pores. While the treatment may shrink pore size, the results are temporary and must be repeated every once in a while to maintain the improved look of your skin.

Generally, enlarged pores are not considered a critical skin condition, unless they are a side effect of another problem and may not be worth treating with chemical peels and laser treatments as both types of pore shrinking procedures can have side effects.

How the ProSonic GLOW Can Help Reduce the Appearance of Enlarged Pores

The ProSonic GLOW is total cleaning and exfoliating experience at the touch of a button. Having clean skin helps to keep pores clear and free of debris, minimizing the appearance of enlarged pores. Exfoliation is also important because it gets rid of the dead skin cells that clog pores and stretch them out, making them appear larger.

Professional aestheticians have been using exfoliation devices like the ProSonic GLOW for years with great results in reducing pore size. Because the ProSonic GLOW is approved for home use, you can clean and exfoliate your own pores without having to make an appointment and spend time in an office.

Many users have reported that the appearance of their pores improved after just one use and continue to get better from there.