Enlarged Pores Treatments in Singapore

Pores are small openings that release sebum and sweat to reach the surface from glands below the skin. With Singapore’s humid weather, sebum and sweat are easily accumulated in pores, and when combined with external dirt, it leads to blocked, enlarged pores.

Pore sizes are genetically determined. However, there are aesthetic treatments in Singapore to minimize appearance of enlarged pores, making it less visible for a smoother and younger skin complexion.

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What Determines The Size Of Pores?

The size of your pores is largely determined by your family tree. Genetics influence the amount of sebum produced by your sebaceous glands, the number of hair follicles and hair thickness, and skin elasticity. So, people who have inherited naturally oily skin are likely to have larger pores because they are more actively releasing oil through wider openings.

However, external factors such as sun exposure, dehydration, and skin dryness are all common causes of enlarged pores. Humidity, temperature, and smoking are all external factors to consider.

Can You Change Your Pore Size?

You can’t reduce pore size, but you can minimize appearance of it! This is because your oil glands will remain what they are genetically.

It is not true that pores open and close. People believe that steam opens pores, but it actually softens sebum plugs in the skin, allowing for safer and easier extraction and, as a result, making them appear smaller.

You can also seek out non-surgical treatments such as laser, skin tightening procedures to help improve your complexion.

What causes Enlarged Pores?

Enlarged pores are very common and can appear large due to a variety of reasons.


As we age, we lose collagen in skin and skin elasticity. This leads to the appearance of saggy, dry and wrinkled skin, causing pores to appear larger. 

Acne and Clogged pores

Acne, whiteheads or blackheads are results of clogged pores, which can also lead to larger and more noticeable pores.

Overproduction of Sebum

Sebum is secreted by sebaceous glands to prevent loss of moisture. High sebum excretion can lead to blocked and enlarged pores. 


Hormones play a role in stimulating glands to produce sebum, this can lead to an increase in sebum production. Hence, why enlarged pores occur during ovulation or when stressed for females.


Generally males have pores that are larger in size, hence their facial pores are more obvious and visible than females. Males also tend to produce more sebum too.


Skincare or makeup products used that are comedogenic can cause pore blockages and enlarged pores, especially when it is not cleansed or removed properly. 

Sun damage

Prolonged sun exposure can damage collagen in skin which will cause skin tissue to shrink and pull at the edges of your pores, making them sag and appear larger.

How To Minimise Enlarged Pores Naturally?

If you’re wondering how to get rid of enlarged pores naturally, you’re not alone. Enlarged pores can be a source of insecurity for many people, as they can make the skin look uneven and blemished.

Fortunately, there are several effective ways to reduce the appearance of enlarged pores.

Exfoliate regularly

Exfoliating is key to keeping pores clean and clear. When you exfoliate, you remove the dead skin cells that can clog pores and cause them to appear larger.

For best results, exfoliate two to three times a week using a gentle scrub.


Cleansing is another important step in the battle against enlarged pores.

Be sure to cleanse your face twice a day, in the morning and at night, to remove dirt, oil, and makeup that can clog pores and make them appear larger.

Using clay mask

Clay masks are great for all skin types, but can be particularly helpful for those with enlarged pores. Clay masks help to absorb excess oil and unclog pores.

There are a variety of clay masks on the market. Just be sure to choose one that is suitable for your skin type.

Use a pore-minimising product

If you’re looking for a more targeted solution, try using a pore-minimising product.

Look out for products containing ingredients like niacinamide or salicylic acid, which help to unclog pores and reduce their appearance.

What Treatments Are Available For Minimising Enlarged Pores?

Large pores can be improved to appear smaller with Enlarged Pores Treatments to focus on the underlying skin issues such as controlling sebum production, stimulating new collagen and elastin formation.

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Pico Laser

Pico Laser uses MicroLens Array (MLA) to produce tiny micro injuries under your skin to trigger skin healing abilities and stimulates collagen growth without damaging your skin. This process rejuvenates the skin to improve the appearance of enlarged pores and uneven skin texture.

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Fractional CO2 Laser

Fractional CO2 Laser is used to treat severe enlarged pores and acne scars. It produces fractionated microbeams onto the targeted areas while leaving tiny areas of skin untouched to accelerate new collagen formation in skin to improve skin texture.

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Carbon Laser

Carbon Laser Peel is also know as Hollywood Peel in Singapore. It is a laser treatment that uses a layer of carbon as a photo-enhancer to provide a deep cleansing effect on acne prone, oily, congested or dull-looking skin.

Carbon Laser Peel is effective in controlling sebaceous glands, preventing acne and also provide noticeable immediate glow and radiance from the first treatment.

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Sylfirm X

SLYFIRM X is also known as 黄金微针. It is the world’s first dual-wave RF microneedling system clinically proven to safely and effectively address a number of issues, including wrinkles, redness, acne scars, minimizing pores, and improving the overall look and tone of the skin.

Sylfirm X treatment is non-surgical and FDA approved in Singapore.

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Rejuran Healer

Rejuran Healer is a Polynucleotide (PN) based injection treatment that provides the benefit of skin healing and collagen stimulation to reduce the appearance of enlarged pores.

Rejuran also has a subtype, Rejuran S to treat severe enlarged pores or sunken acne scars. 

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Skinboosters is a Hyaluronic Acid (HA) based injection treatment to provide ageing or dry skin with deep hydration.

It also promotes new collagen formation to thicken the dermis to improve the appearance of enlarged pores, increase skin elasticity and radiance.

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Home Treatments

Topical Creams

Topical creams that contain Retinoids or Vitamin A can unclog pores by reducing acne outbreaks, blackheads and whiteheads formation. Retinoid topical creams are typically used to treat acne vulgaris.

Oral Medication

Oral medication can effectively treat inflammatory acne, comedones and enlarged pores. It works by reducing the sebum output and killing the bacteria within the pores.

Chemical Peels

Chemical peels have been used for their skin rejuvenating effects which can improve skin tone and texture by removing the outer skin layer to reveal a smoother and more youthful skin underneath.

What is the cost of Enlarged Pores Treatments in Singapore?

The cost of Enlarged Pores treatments depends on individuals and the severity of your skin condition. A combination of in-clinic procedures, medication or creams may be required to see and maintain optimal results. Schedule a consultation with our aesthetic doctors for an accurate diagnosis and consultation today 

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Why Consider A Pore Reduction Treatment?

Large pores can be quite noticeable. They also make the skin appear wrinkled. Sun damage and environmental damage are also more likely when you have large pores. Here are just a few reasons why you should consider a pore reduction treatment:

Minimise the appearance of pores

If you’re self-conscious about the size of your pores, pore reduction treatments can help to minimise their appearance. There are a number of different treatments available, such as laser procedures, injection treatments and more.

Reduce sebum production

Sebum is the oily substance that your skin produces. Too much sebum can lead to clogged pores and acne breakouts. Pore reduction treatments can help to reduce sebum production, which can in turn help to improve the appearance of your skin.

Improve skin texture

Pore reduction treatments can also help to improve the overall texture of your skin. If you have large pores, they can give your skin a rough, uneven appearance. Treatments such as pico laser can help to smooth out your skin’s surface.

Frequently Asked Questions About Enlarged Pores Treatment in Singapore

When your pores are clogged, it may lead to the formation of mild blemishes like blackheads and whiteheads, and in more serious cases, inflammatory acne. Clogged pores will also cause you to have visible enlarged pores and bumpy skin texture.

Blackheads are open comedones that form when excess oil, dead skin cells, dirt and bacteria become trapped in a hair follicle. It is also exposed to air which causes the plug in your pores to oxidise to become black, forming blackheads.

Whiteheads are closed comedones that form when pores become clogged by dead skin cells, oil and bacteria trapped within one of your pores, and the head of the pore is not exposed to air.

Pimples are not to be confused with acne, pimples are a symptom of acne and can refer to blackheads, whiteheads or singular inflamed pus-filled bumps.

Acne refers to a skin condition where pores become clogged. When your pores become clogged, it can make your pores more noticeable. There are two types of acne, non-inflammatory and inflammatory. Non-inflammatory acne refers to blackheads and whiteheads that are easier to treat compared to inflammatory acne, like pustules, nodules and cysts.

Pain is subjective to each individual. Most treatments are comfortable with little pain or discomfort. However, some laser treatments when in a higher and more intense setting for severe conditions, may be painful to some patients.

At Become Aesthetics Clinic, we provide topical numbing cream for patients who have lower tolerance for pain to remain comfortable throughout the procedure.

It will depend on a few different factors, including your skin type and the severity of your pore problem. However, as a general rule of thumb, it is recommended to go for pore reduction treatments every 3 to 4 weeks.

Speak to our doctors to find out the recommended intervals for the different treatments that are suitable for your condition.

Pore reduction treatments are considered safe and have minimal side effects. However, as with any laser or injection treatments, there is always a risk of developing some kind of reaction as everyone’s skin is unique and different.

The common side effect associated with enlarged pores treatments is mild redness. This typically goes away within a few hours or days. In severe pore conditions, you may experience swelling, bruising can occur, which will also subside within the week.

If you’re looking to reduce the appearance of pores on your skin, there are a variety of treatments available. Which one is best for you will depend on your skin type.

For example, those with oily skin may benefit from treatments that help to control oil production, such as pico laser or carbon laser. If you have dry skin, on the other hand, treatments that help to increase hydration or collagen production may be more effective.

The best way to determine which enlarged pores treatment is right for you is to consult with a doctor as they will be able to assess your individual skin type and recommend the best course of treatment.