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3379 Peachtree Rd NE, Suite 500

Atlanta, GA 30326

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11755 Pointe Place, Suite B-2

Roswell, GA 30076

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Why Do I Have Large Pores?

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Pores are essentially the opening of hair follicles that penetrate several deeper layers of our skin. Each pore contains its own sebaceous (oil-producing) gland and can produce a single shaft of hair. When it comes to pores, however, nobody really wants to see them. In other words, when facial pores become too large, they become a source of concern. After all, small pores foster a smoother, clearer and more attractive complexion.

What Causes Pores to Get Bigger?

There are a number of reasons why pores appear larger, some of which you can control and many others in which you cannot control. The good news is that there are ways to address your pore size, including advanced aesthetic treatments from your dermatologist that reduce the appearance of large pores.

If you are bothered by large pores, it may help to understand why your pores have changed in size – or why they have always been rather big compared to your best friend. Here are some top reasons why your pores are large or “appear” larger than normal:

Poor hygiene. When pores get clogged with excess dirt, dead skin cells, oil and bacteria, they will expand. A proper skin care regime with exfoliation can prevent large pores in many cases.

Time and Age. Many adults experience large pores simply due to the effects of aging. When the face loses collagen and elasticity, the area around each pore becomes less firm. In result, there is less “girdle” and support around the pores, which causes clogged pores to dilate and appear larger. Sun damage and other environmental factors can accelerate this process.

Gender. The size of a pore can be impacted by the amount of oil or sebum it produces. Men tend to have more output of pore-clogging oil and are more likely than women to experience larger pores. Hormones and menstruation, however, can also influence the production of sebum in females.

Genetics. You may be able to blame your parents for your large pores. The size of your pores can be a genetic trait, especially if you have always had them despite your efforts to keep your skin clean and healthy.

How Laser Therapy Can Help Improve Unsightly Pores

Regardless of why you suffer from large pores, there are solutions available to you. While some adults can regain smaller, less visible pores with a better skin care regime, others may need to consider more advanced treatments. Olansky Dermatology proudly offers laser therapy as a proven method for improving skin texture and tone, as well as reducing the appearance of large pores. The Fraxel Dual Laser treatment is a safe, non-invasive procedure that allows you to rediscover fresh healthy skin with minimal downtime for most patients. All skin types can benefit from laser therapy. If your large pores threaten a confident complexion, let one of our Atlanta skilled skin specialists help.

Posted on behalf of Dr. Jodi E. Ganz, Olansky Dermatology Associates

Olansky Dermatology Associates – Atlanta Dermatologist
3379 Peachtree Rd NE, Suite 500
Atlanta, GA 30326
Phone: (404) 355-5484
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Buckhead Office

3379 Peachtree Rd NE, Suite 500

Atlanta, GA 30326

Roswell Office

11755 Pointe Place, Suite B-2

Roswell, GA 30076

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Olansky Dermatology Associates

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Ashley A.

Mandy Ramer, NP-C was such a pleasure to meet with. She listened to all of my concerns and addressed each one with a plan that fit my needs. I am so glad I picked Olansky Dermatology. Absolutely thrilled with their service from appointment setting through check out.

Kara E.

The appointment process is quick easy and convenient online. Parking is easy enough. I got in basically right at my appointment time. I didn’t have to wait hardly at all. The doctors and nurses are nice, knowledgeable and helpful. The procedure I had was easy and I got out fast and was on my way.

Suzanne H.

This was probably the best experience I’ve ever had going to a dermatologist. Every interaction I had with the staff was pleasant and they were so helpful. I had accidentally cancelled my appointment and the girls at the front desk help me get in so I could be seen and someone could help me. Which I really appreciated, most places would have just turned me away. The doctor or pa I saw that day I can’t remember her name was lovely and took great care of me. I will be going to Olansky’s going forward. You will not be disappointed! The staff is excellent!

Coriana W.

Dr. Bender honestly changed my life around. I had extremely bad hormonal and cystic acne, and have been told for years that there is nothing I can do but wash my face and etc.. Dr. Bender gave me hope that there is hope she helped get my confidence back and now I’m finally free. She cares about her patients and takes her time with you every visit. If you need help in anything derma-logical then you really need to go to her.

Jenny S.

The doctors and PA’s are great and very knowledgeable. I never have to wait to long and the office staff is always very nice. I also take my son there and they are great with him as well. I would highly recommend Olansky Dermatology.

Kristen R.

Olansky Dermatology is wonderful! Our whole family goes. My daughter has had terrible eczema through the years and both my kids had mollescum too. They always make things better and spend time explaining whats wrong and how to fix it.

Mike D.

I recently had a couple appointments at Olanksy Dermatology and was seen by Julia Lee. Julie was excellent and quickly took care of the issue I was having with my skin. I would highly recommend Olansky Dermatology and especially Julia Lee to anyone in need of a dermatologist.

Tamima D.

My husband is a patient of PA Sharon Doering I appreciate all she did for my spouse. She’s very down to earth & made him feel comfortable. Sharon communicated in a way that he can understand.
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Lisa H.

I see the physician assistant Sharon Doering and she has drastically improved my skin! I highly recommend this practice and their brilliant thourough doctors. I finally have glowing skin!

Betty G.

I have had excellent experience at Olansky Dermatology. Dr Burger is meticulous and thorough and has a most pleasant and calm manner. I have every confidence in her and this office.

Cheyenne G.

Very kind and understanding people. Dr. Bellamy and her nurse took the time to listen to all my concerns and never made me feel rushed.

Kishan P.

I was actually running a bit late, but they were very friendly and knowledgeable about what was going on with my skin. And also very timely.I will definitely stick with them!

Khol S.

Very professional and pleasant staff. When I arrived at my appointment this afternoon I was informed that my doctor called out sick and they tried calling to let me know but I just recently changed my number so they were unable to reach me. The receptionist was so sweet and helpful. Instead of leaving and making a new appointment they fit me in without an issue and without any waiting.

Susan H.

Dr. Ilyas was highly recommended to me so I decided to change dermatologists. I am so glad as I am pleased with his expertise and his highly professional manner. I am also delighted with Emily Raville, Aesthetician. She does a wonderful job and I am recommending her to my friends as well. I am completely satisfied – can’t get any better than that!