Dear Dr. Seckel, I am 25 and have struggled with oily skin, large pores and acne outbreaks all my life. My acne outbreaks are less now but my enlarged pores are very noticeable. Even with makeup the large pores show and sometimes the large pores are more noticeable with makeup than without. Can laser skin treatments really help shrink enlarged pores? How does that work. I use Brevoxyl washes and have microdermabrasion every six weeks. These make my skin less oily but the enlarged pores do not seem to get better. Please tell me if laser treatments can shrink my large pores. Thank you, Stella, Boston, Massachusetts.Friday, February 27th, 2009
New combined fractional laser skin treatments using the Starlux 1540 and 2940 lasers is a revolutionary new method to shrink large pores caused by oily skin and by collagen loss associated with skin aging.