Open Pores Glasgow


Open Pores Treatment Glasgow

Open Pores

Pores are openings in the skin where oil is excreted to lubricate the surface of the skin, but they can often become enlarged when clogged with an excess of oils and other substances. At McKeown Medical, we have treatment options to reduce large pores with minimal downtime.

Dr Darren McKeown offers a non-invasive treatment for large pores at his state of the art aesthetic clinic in Glasgow.

Dr. Darren McKeown

Medical Director


Our founder, Dr Darren McKeown, is renowned for his expertise and artistry with dermal fillers. As a peer-reviewed medical author, he is passionate about treatments that stand up to scientific scrutiny. Above all, Dr McKeown believes in a global approach; delivering flawless results – and rejuvenation that lasts.


Reduce Pore Size & Improve Skin Health

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Every person has tiny hairs covering the skin on their face, and at the top of each hair follicle is a pore. Pores are openings in the skin where oil is excreted to lubricate the surface of the skin. Occasionally, excess oil is produced, which results in oily skin and the appearance of enlarged pores. This can be perceived as a blemish on the skin.

While anything from ageing skin and hormonal changes to sun exposure and simply just having an oily skin type can lead to visible pores, understanding how pores work and what preventative measures there are can help you find the best treatment for your large skin pores.

What Causes Enlarged,
Open Pores?

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The production of your body’s natural oils occur because of the sebaceous glands, which are contained inside the hair follicles. These glands produce natural oils in the form of sebum — an oily, waxy substance that moisturises and protects your skin.

The trouble starts when the fat-like molecules from the sebum, excess dirt particles, and sweat collect in the facial pores. This is usually due to excess sebum production, decreased elasticity around the pores, or clogged pores at the end of the hair follicles. When these oils and substances clog the pores, it blocks and stretches them to make them look bigger. This can then lead to pimples, uneven skin texture, and large open pores.

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Home Treatments to Reduce Pore Size


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The best first step in treating open, enlarged pores is using an at-home skin care regime designed to control the oil production in your skin.

Recommended treatments typically involve using a cleanser containing salicylic acid, which is able to penetrate through oily skin to reach the base of the facial skin pores. This will help unclog the pores and reduce the appearance of enlarged pores. Using a scrub once or twice per week to exfoliate the skin will also usually help to reduce pores on the face.

If these simple at home enlarged pores treatment measures do not work for you, you may want to consider a medical treatment for open pores — although you should keep in mind that no medical procedure is universally effective at reducing pore size.

Get the flawless skin you’ve always wanted by booking your open pore treatment with one of Scotland’s leading aesthetic practitioners — Dr Darren McKeown


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We offer a highly effective non-invasive non-surgical treatment to reduce the appearance of pores.

HALO Laser Treatment

As a state of the art laser device from Sciton, HALO offers an effective laser resurfacing treatment for all skin types, and is used to treat open pores on the face as well as the neck and chest. This skin and pores treatment works by using a dual mode laser to create a controlled injury to the skin’s surface layer and deeper layers. This triggers the body’s natural healing response, causing the production of collagen and elastin fibres to be stimulated and thereby helping to tighten large pores and leave the skin with a youthful glow.

Laser skin resurfacing for large pores is made as comfortable and pain free as possible with the HALO device, and to further this, a numbing cream is applied to the treatment area beforehand. In the beginning, the feeling of this laser treatment for open pores on the face, neck or back is barely noticeable. However, the intensity does build as the treatment progresses and will feel like a bad sunburn for about an hour following the treatment. The HALO device features integrated cooling to assist in reducing discomfort during the treatment.

Depending on how aggressive the chosen setting of your HALO treatments for large pores is, the downtime can be anywhere between 5 to 7 days. Any pain or discomfort clients may experience will be gone within the first hour following the laser treatment, although redness and swelling can still occur. The results and improvements of a HALO laser treatment for large pores on the face can be seen for years due to the healing response and collagen production that is generated by the laser. These laser treatments can also be repeated again in the future.

To find the best treatment for large pores on your skin, book an appointment at McKeown Medical.

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Why Dr Darren McKeown?

For a large pores treatment with a leading aesthetic doctor in Scotland, choose Dr Darren McKeown’s McKeown Medical in the heart of Glasgow.

Along with treatments for open pores, we also treat various other skin problems, including but not limited to Fine Lines & Wrinkles, Skin Pigmentation, Sun Damage, and Acne (including Acne Scarring).

Book an appointment at McKeown Medical today for an open pores treatment and take the first step towards clear, healthy skin.

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