Is it possible to shrink pores?


The unfortunate reality is that pores become enlarged due to oils clogging and widening the opening and once pores have been stretched for long enough they don’t tend to shrink to their original size. However, the appearance of enlarged pores can be diminished.

Keeping oils out is key. Treatments such as microdermabrasion, skin peels, and GentleWaves photomodulation are fabulous ways to minimize the appearance of pores. Think of a pore as the letter V with the widest part of the V being on your skin’s surface. Skin peels, microdermabrasion and GentleWaves will smooth out the surface of the skin (the top of the V), effectively minimizing pores.

Skin peels or microdermabrasion remove excess build up on our skin so the products can perform at their best. After receiving these skin treatments, you can maintain your pore size by using products at least once a week that decrease your skin’s oil production and exfoliate the skin. Product options include Rhonda Allison Skin Smoothing Gel, Rhonda Allison Skin Refine Gel, Rhonda Allison Beta A Conditioner and Skin Ceuticals Retexturing Activator. Protecting your skin from UV damage by applying antioxidants and sunscreen daily. Makeup primers can also assist in minimizing the appearance of pores.

Schedule a complimentary consultation with a Simonson’s aesthetician to discuss the treatments that will work best for you.

3S Celebrity Bloggers:

Jenna C., Anoka Aesthetician

Cindy S., Plymouth Aesthetician

Christine T., Advanced Aesthetics Educator & Aesthetician at Elk River & Maple Grove