Q: Pigmentation and large pores
Hi, i have pigmentation on my face and lorge open open pores, what advice can you provide for me – light brown skin
Im using acne prone products at the moment
A. Expert Answer
Thank you for your question. So from what i can deduce here, you are dealing with 2 issues. Enlarged pores, which unfortunately you are not going to get very far by just using products. Enlarged pores do require in-clinic treatments - chekc ou t treatments like Laser Genesis, ND;Yag Skin tightening; Chemical resurfacing or peels; Needling/Dermapen and radiofrequency (you can find info on all of these at www.skinrenewal.co.za). The second thing you have mentioned is pigmentation, which in most cases (if the pigment is superficial or sun-induced) you can treat quite effectively with good products. I would suggest checking out the Luminesce range by Lamelle Research laboratories or the Enlighten range by Neostrata for the pigmentation issue. What I do feel you need to assess is, WHY are you using Acne products if you are not suffering from Acne? Long term use of some acne products on the market can result in drying out the skin, causing low-grade inflammation and dehydration in the skin which unfortunately lead to enlarged pores and superficial pigmentation. Perhaps it's time to overhaul your skin care product choices?
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