Open Pore Correction

Our skin has many minute openings that make way for hair follicles and these openings contain oil or sebaceous glands. These allow the skin to breathe and keeps it moist and hydrated along with making it smooth and soft. When there is excess production of oil, the skin fails to breath and leads to acne and open pores. As you age, the skin does not have enough elasticity to heal these pores on their own and hence leave behind more prominent and visible pores. Other reasons for open pores include heredity, genetics, lack of skin care and excess or thick hair growth. Open pores and highly visible pigmentation due to it could keep individuals less confident, worrisome and appear aged. There are plenty of ways to keep the skin youthful and eliminate open pores, which includes home-based or clinical treatments.

Oily and combination skin are more susceptible to the issue of open pores. These skin types often have the problem of clogged pores on the nose and forehead. Combination skin has lesser noticeable pores that are smaller in size all around the face, except the nose. Individuals with dry or normal skin do not really have noticeable pores. These open pores also appear in different sizes and are classified as Y-shaped, U-shaped and O-shaped pores. In order to improve the condition of these pores and make it less visible, one could adopt at-home skincare or in-office skincare treatments.

At Tamira, we specialize in clearing out open pores and help individuals attain a clear and smooth skin. Some of the most common open pore correction treatments that we involve in include:

  • Microneedling – It involves the use of a derma roller in particular movements to stimulate the production of collagen that helps in skin repair
  • Microdermabrasion – In this procedure a medical grade blade is used to scrape off dead cells
  • Hydrafacial – This involves exfoliation, hydration and moisturization of the skin
  • Medifacial – It involves a combination of medical grade treatments that aims at rejuvenating the skin

What are the top causes of open pores on the skin?

As discussed, our skin is made up of minute and tiny pores that help the skin breathe. When these pores are clogged, they result in more visible, large and pigmented pores which are referred to as open pores. Some of the most common causes for these pores include:

  • Excess oil production of the skin
  • Lack of needed elasticity due to the decrease in collagen and elastin
  • Excessive hair growth
  • Thicker hair follicles
  • Genetics / Heredity
  • Lack of skin care
  • Use of harsh makeup that leaves the skin with excess oil

How to get rid of open pores?

Depending on the severity of the open pores, one could choose to start off with regular skincare that includes various home remedies. Scrubs, facials and creams can give good results for small to medium sized pores.

Scrubs could include multani-mitti / fuller’s earth / clay mask with rose water. One could use a combination of sugar, honey and lemon as a regular scrub. There are many facials and creams that help with the reduction of pores too. Some tips for reducing open skin pores include:

  • Regular exfoliation of the skin using home based products or clinically suggested ones
  • Cleansing the face regularly at least twice daily
  • Washing your face using mild face wash and staying away from soaps
  • Using non-comedogenic (products that do not clog open pores) products as cleansers
  • Using retinol (vitamin A) based products can help the skin reducing it of excess oil and increasing the firmness
  • Using sunscreen on a regular basis (preferably ones that have a SPF of 30+)
  • Staying away from aggressive scrubbing or facials can help the skin heal more gently

However, if you are prone to getting very large pores that are prominent it is best advisable to seek professional help for long lasting results. Clinics would recommend a chemical peel, micro-needling or laser resurfacing treatment depending on the severity of your pores.

Should skin pores open and close?

This is a very common myth today. The fact is that pores do not open or close by itself. There is no open pore or closed pore. All pores have the capability to stretch and expand. Oil accumulation in a pore can lead to acne and scars and could leave the pore enlarged. This makes the face appear dull and pigmented. The attention should be on keeping our pores clean and free of the accumulation of dirt. Steaming the skin regularly could keep the pores free of dirt and prevent more clogging of pores. Cleansing the skin post steaming adds to the results. It is thus important to understand that the skin pores do not open or close and the focus must be on helping the pores stay clean and breathable to prevent outbreaks.

Why do skin pores open?

Like we discussed above, it is largely a misconception that skin pores open. The pores that have enlarged look very prominent and is thus referred to as an ‘open pore’ which can be better understood as an ‘inflamed pore’. Skin pores open when there is an accumulation of dirt that results in lack of elasticity and breathability that also leads to pimples or future breakouts.

Open pores must be cared for to prevent scarring and inflammation of other pores around it. Regular cleansing, gentle scrubbing, steaming and exfoliation can help the skin look more free of pores and pigments.

Open pores on the nose are another major cause of discomfort, especially with individuals who have oily skin. The tip of the nose is most prone to pores due to its vulnerability to get blackheads. Although the size and severity of nose pores are genetic, other reasons for its causes are excessive exposure to sunlight, aging, development of blackheads, acne and lack of skin care or maintenance.

To keep your face free from the issue of nose pores, you must:

  • Exfoliate your skin gently and thoroughly remove all makeup before bedtime
  • Cleanse, moisturize and use a cream/facial that reduces excess oil from the skin
  • Instead of using a tweezer for blackheads, one could use a cleansing strip that removes excessive oil and dirt

Is laser treatment good for open pores?

Laser skin resurfacing treatments can be beneficial for the reduction of enlarged and open pores. Lasers are used to stimulate the production of collagen and in turn give a healthy skin with less noticeable pores. Light pulses are sent to the targeted areas and reduces oil formation in the glands, along with preventing the formation of open pores.

There are devices that can be used at-home that work on the same principle. In a clinic, individuals would be offered treatments such as chemical peels to minimize pores and non-invasive treatments such as laser resurfacing to boost the production of elastin and collagen.

What are the outcomes of having a skin open pore correction procedure?

Treatments for reducing open pores and improving the skin are non-invasive, safe and effective. The benefits of having a pore correction include:

  • More youthful and firm skin
  • No enlarged or open pores
  • Increased smoothness
  • Stimulation of the production of natural collagen and elastin
  • Easy recovery
  • No downtime
  • Quick procedures that take less than 2 hours
  • Minimal risks and after/side effects
  • Good results and rejuvenation of the skin

What is the best skin open pore correction treatment?

There is no one procedure that works well for all. Patients must consult a qualified cosmetologist who could suggest the right treatment based on the skin condition, patient’s need, age and health.

Who should consider skin open pore correction treatments?

Both men and women of any skin type who have the problem of enlarged pores could consider these treatments. The best results are shown when these procedures are considered as an anti-aging treatment. Anybody in the age group of 25 and above could seek the treatments, as skin naturally starts to undergo the aging process around this time. However, the results of the treatment could be different from one person to another and is hugely dependent on the severity of sagging, scars and wrinkles. For a long term permanent result, older patients might have to resort to the cosmetologist advice and post procedural care.

Pregnant women and individuals with health disorders such as high blood pressure, heart diseases and other serious conditions must mention the underlying conditions before seeking open pore correction treatments. At times, these procedures do not give the desired results on individuals who have lost a lot of skin due to weight loss/transformation.

What makes the open pore correction treatment at Tamira stay ahead of the rest?

At Tamira, we offer you with end to end assistance in your treatment which would begin with your consultation with highly qualified cosmetologists, selection of the right procedure, treatment plans and post procedural care. We respect every individual’s choice of having cosmetic/aesthetic related procedures and stand by our value of being honest and committed in our care.

Our open pore correction treatments aim at addressing your skin related issues such as enlarged pores, pigmentation, skin sagging, wrinkles, discolouration, hard patches and other conditions. We adhere to the safest treatment protocol which involves assessing your skin’s reaction to lasers and supplements before getting into the complete procedure. After completion of every procedure we also put the individual through a home based skin care routine and treatment. We advise all our patients to consult a qualified cosmetologist or a plastic surgeon specialized in aesthetic treatments to choose the right option for you.

Here at Tamira, we provide a range of treatments that are curated for your skin.


Microneedling is a new technique that is found to be very effective in repairing and rejuvenating the skin. The procedure involves using a derma roller (a facial roller with microneedles) in particular movements to stimulate the production of collagen. Collagen has been known to have skin-repairing properties. This treatment reduces the appearance of large pores, acne scars, fine lines and to an extent, signs of ageing. Microneedling results in bright, smooth, plump and glowing skin. This procedure is painless and has the additional benefits of increased circulation to the face.

This procedure may cause redness, tenderness and irritation. Avoiding sun exposure is advisable and using sun protection of 30+ SPF is recommended. No makeup is to be worn prior-treatment or post-treatment. There is no downtime.


Microdermabrasion is the new hype in the world of skincare. This procedure involves using a medical-grade blade to gently scrape off dead cells and peach fuzz to reveal brighter, healthier skin below. It is oft combined with a chemical peel (AHA/BHA) to attain the most effective exfoliation and the best results. Microdermabrasion results in reduced dark-spots, acne scars, tan and pores – revealing brighter, glowing, clear, smooth and rejuvenated skin.

This procedure may cause redness, tenderness and irritation. Avoiding sun exposure is advisable and using sun protection of 30+ SPF is recommended. No makeup is to be worn prior-treatment or post-treatment. There is no downtime.


Hydrafacial is a newfound gem in skincare that critics swear by. It is a combination of three effective steps (exfoliation, hydration and moisturization). It uses hydro-dermabrasion technology and fuses the skin with an intensely hydrating serum which is curated to address specific skin concerns. This treatment is like a present that gives a burst of freshness and rejuvenates your skin. It reduces dryness, puffiness, fine lines, pores, acne and pigmentation. Hydrafacial results in bright, smooth, hydrated and even-toned skin which makes you look good and feel good.

This procedure may cause redness, tenderness and irritation. Avoiding sun exposure is advisable and using sun protection of 30+ SPF is recommended. No makeup is to be worn prior-treatment or post-treatment. There is no downtime.


A medi-facial is an individually curated spa experience, but along with the benefits of medical expertise. This facial, unlike the others, is set to target specific concerns using a combination of medical-grade treatments (chemical peels, laser, hydrafacial, oxyjet etc).  Medi-facials reduce acne breakouts, pigmentation, fine lines, and pores to name a few. This treatment results in clear, smooth, glowing, even-toned and truly rejuvenated skin.

The procedure may cause redness, tenderness and irritation. Avoiding sun exposure is advisable and using sun protection of 30+ SPF is recommended. No makeup is to be worn prior-treatment or post-treatment. There is no downtime.

Positive attributes

  • Results in smooth, bright, plump and glowing skin
  • Reduces the appearance of enlarged pores, fine lines, acne scars and signs of ageing
  • Stimulates the production of collagen
  • Repairs the skin from the inside
  • Improves blood circulation
  • Enhances a youthful appearance
  • Regular and apt maintenance of the skin
  • Virtually painless
  • Relaxing, refreshing and rejuvenating
  • Can be individually curated
  • No downtime
  • All procedures take 1 to 2 hr
  • Very mild counter effects (redness, irritation, tenderness and bruising)


Leave a Reply

Tamira Plastic Surgery

No. 27, Gopalapuram 1st St, Gopalapuram, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600086