Buckhead Office

3379 Peachtree Rd NE, Suite 500

Atlanta, GA 30326

Mon. - Fri.: 7:30 am - 4:30 pm

Roswell Office

11755 Pointe Place, Suite B-2

Roswell, GA 30076

Mon. - Fri.: 7:30 am - 4:30 pm

The Problem with Pores

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A skin topic that most people know of, but not a lot about, is skin pores. Except for places like the palms of our hands, soles of our feet and eyelids, we have pores throughout our entire body.

Most people speak of pores in a negative way, as we would much rather them be small instead of visible and large, especially on the face. However, it is important to learn more about the function of pores before we discount them all together. The do play an integral role in our body’s ability to keep our skin moisturized. Pores are tiny openings at the skin’s surface where our body’s natural oils are released. They are also the place where your hair follicles grow.

When everything goes smoothly, pores are not a problem or even noticeable. However, it is not uncommon for daily stress, hormones or other factors to cause our sebaceous glands (oil-production glands) to work over time and our skin pores to become clogged. When a pore gets clogged with sebum and dead skin cells, acne, cystic acne, white heads and black heads can develop.

In addition to clogged pores, the size of your pores may be an issue. Genetics actually determines the size of our pores, but they can become stretched out over time. It is considered undesirable to have large, visible pores on the face. The good news is that although you cannot shrink your pore size, a dermatologist can offer you ways in which you can prevent clogged pores or reduce the appearance of large pores.

Olansky Dermatology Associates offers a variety of aesthetic services to combat the signs of aging and help patients achieve smooth, clear skin. The Rejuvapen Automatic Therapy System is an example of a procedure that works very well in improving your pore appearance. This technique utilizes micro needles to make microperforations into the skin. As a result, the skin produces more collagen and elastin to repair these micro-perforations. The skin becomes firmer, fine lines and wrinkles are visibly reduced, circulation is stimulated, and pores appear finer.

If your pores seem like they are working against you instead of for you, contact a board certified dermatologist for help. There are many treatments available to help you clear clogged pores and improve large, visible pore appearance.

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

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Olansky Dermatology Associates

3379 Peachtree Rd, Suite 500
Atlanta,GA 30326
(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

Our Happy Patients

4.7/ 5.0

Based on 229 reviews

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!

Lindsay S.

I have been going to Olansky Dematology for many years now, whether for a specific problem, or just for a really great deep facial, and I wouldn’t consider going anywhere else. Every single staff member is knowledgeable and professional. The customer service I receive every visit leaves a positive and lasting impression. I always feel comfortable and at ease while I am there. Great staff!

Janet R.

I seem to live at this place! Whether it’s for an appointment with a doctor or for an aesthetic treatment, I am there frequently. I cannot say enough good things. Efficient, friendly, the best doctors, and a new aesthetic center with the latest in procedures and products to keep us looking almost as young as we feel. It’s always fun to see Emily and she knows just what to recommend.