Enlarged facial pores: an update on treatments

Cutis. 2016 Jul;98(1):33-6.


Enlarged facial pores remain a common dermatologic and cosmetic concern from acne and rosacea, among other conditions, that is difficult to treat due to the multifactorial nature of their pathogenesis and negative impact on patients' quality of life. Enlarged facial pores are primarily treated through addressing associative factors, such as increased sebum production and cutaneous aging. We review the current treatment modalities for enlarged or dense facial pores, including topical retinoids, chemical peels, oral antiandrogens, and lasers and devices, with a focus on newer therapies.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Acne Vulgaris* / complications
  • Acne Vulgaris* / physiopathology
  • Disease Management
  • Face
  • Facial Dermatoses* / etiology
  • Facial Dermatoses* / pathology
  • Facial Dermatoses* / physiopathology
  • Facial Dermatoses* / therapy
  • Humans
  • Rosacea* / complications
  • Rosacea* / physiopathology
  • Skin* / pathology
  • Skin* / physiopathology