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Facial Pores: Definition, Causes, and Treatment Options.
Dermatol Surg. 2016 Mar; 42(3):277-85.DS

Abstract

BACKGROUND

Enlarged skin pores refer to conditions that present with visible topographic changes of skin surfaces. Although not a medical concern, enlarged pores are a cosmetic concern for a large number of individuals. Moreover, clear definition and possible causes of enlarged pores have not been elucidated.

OBJECTIVE

To review the possible causes and treatment options for skin pores.

METHODS

This article is based on a review of the medical literature and the authors' clinical experience in investigating and treating skin pores.

RESULTS

There are 3 major clinical causes of enlarged facial pores, namely high sebum excretion, decreased elasticity around pores, and increased hair follicle volume. In addition, chronic recurrent acne, sex hormones, and skin care regimen can affect pore size. Given the different possible causes for enlarged pores, therapeutic modalities must be individualized for each patient.

CONCLUSION

Potential factors that contribute to enlarged skin pores include excessive sebum, decreased elasticity around pores, and increased hair follicle volume. Because various factors cause enlarged facial pores, it might be useful to identify the underlying causes to be able to select the appropriate treatment.

Authors+Show Affiliations

*Yonsei Star Skin & Laser Clinic, Seoul, South Korea; †Departments of Dermatology, Chung-Ang University College of Medicine, Seoul, South Korea; ‡GoodDay Skin & Laser Clinic, Seoul, South Korea.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Review

Language

eng

PubMed ID

26918966

Citation

Lee, Sang Ju, et al. "Facial Pores: Definition, Causes, and Treatment Options." Dermatologic Surgery : Official Publication for American Society for Dermatologic Surgery [et Al.], vol. 42, no. 3, 2016, pp. 277-85.
Lee SJ, Seok J, Jeong SY, et al. Facial Pores: Definition, Causes, and Treatment Options. Dermatol Surg. 2016;42(3):277-85.
Lee, S. J., Seok, J., Jeong, S. Y., Park, K. Y., Li, K., & Seo, S. J. (2016). Facial Pores: Definition, Causes, and Treatment Options. Dermatologic Surgery : Official Publication for American Society for Dermatologic Surgery [et Al.], 42(3), 277-85. https://doi.org/10.1097/DSS.0000000000000657
Lee SJ, et al. Facial Pores: Definition, Causes, and Treatment Options. Dermatol Surg. 2016;42(3):277-85. PubMed PMID: 26918966.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Facial Pores: Definition, Causes, and Treatment Options. AU - Lee,Sang Ju, AU - Seok,Joon, AU - Jeong,Se Yeong, AU - Park,Kui Young, AU - Li,Kapsok, AU - Seo,Seong Jun, PY - 2016/2/27/entrez PY - 2016/2/27/pubmed PY - 2016/7/9/medline SP - 277 EP - 85 JF - Dermatologic surgery : official publication for American Society for Dermatologic Surgery [et al.] JO - Dermatol Surg VL - 42 IS - 3 N2 - BACKGROUND: Enlarged skin pores refer to conditions that present with visible topographic changes of skin surfaces. Although not a medical concern, enlarged pores are a cosmetic concern for a large number of individuals. Moreover, clear definition and possible causes of enlarged pores have not been elucidated. OBJECTIVE: To review the possible causes and treatment options for skin pores. METHODS: This article is based on a review of the medical literature and the authors' clinical experience in investigating and treating skin pores. RESULTS: There are 3 major clinical causes of enlarged facial pores, namely high sebum excretion, decreased elasticity around pores, and increased hair follicle volume. In addition, chronic recurrent acne, sex hormones, and skin care regimen can affect pore size. Given the different possible causes for enlarged pores, therapeutic modalities must be individualized for each patient. CONCLUSION: Potential factors that contribute to enlarged skin pores include excessive sebum, decreased elasticity around pores, and increased hair follicle volume. Because various factors cause enlarged facial pores, it might be useful to identify the underlying causes to be able to select the appropriate treatment. SN - 1524-4725 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/26918966/Facial_Pores:_Definition_Causes_and_Treatment_Options_ L2 - http://Insights.ovid.com/pubmed?pmid=26918966 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -