Even if you have a perfectly impeccable complexion, your skin ceases to look beautiful if your pores are wide open.

Along with oily skin, pores lead to comedones that are bumps on the skin giving your skin a pitted appearance.

Why Should You Treat This Condition?

Open pores lead to a lackluster appearance of the skin as it prevents the light from reflecting evenly. It is essential to have the pores closed so that the skin can look bright and flawless.

Troublesome open pores will contribute to an additional flare-up of spots and possibly even acne. If you treat your open pores when they first appear, you can stop them from becoming pesky!

How Can You Expect Relief?

Open pores cannot disappear instantaneously; nevertheless, you can help make them appear smaller or inconspicuous.

Dr Rashmi Shetty Bursts a Few Myths about pores

Ice helps to close your pores.

No. But just the intense temperature makes the skin go into spasm, and for a few seconds, and you feel the skin is tight.

Salon steam helps reduce pores.

Steaming frequently or using steam that is too hot can aggravate inflammatory acne because it increases redness and inflammation.

What are the treatments for Open Pores?

Specialized Treatments at Ra Aesthetics for Open Pores

Dr. Rashmi Shetty conducts a thorough examination of your skin, considers all other related factors and prescribes a personalized treatment regime.

Non-invasive treatment

Chemical Peels for open pores

Chemical peels have also become one of the most popular treatments to reduce open pores. The chemical peels help to extract dead skin and clear the sebum. The process results in a drastic surge in collagen production and tightens the skin. They aid in gentle exfoliation that reveals rejuvenated skin from beneath and consequently reduces the enlarged pores.

Laser Treatment

Laser treatments have gained extensive popularity for their versatility. They work by boosting collagen production in the skin. This treatment is especially effective in treating the pores occurring because of aging. The amazing aspect about lasers is they have no downtime.Laser skin resurfacing diminishes the appearance of pores.

Procedures conducted at Ra Skin & Aesthetics involve minimal risk of scarring or variation in skin tone, a more natural impression, and the capability to treat darker skin.

Treatments are quick, but you may need more than one sitting to attain a flawless outcome.

What are the disadvantages of these treatments?

Post-treatment, it is natural to experience minor swelling or redness, which usually calms down in 3 to 5 days. You can opt to apply cold compresses periodically.
Finally, it would be best to avoid exposure to the sun during the treatment and healing process.

Dr. Rashmi Shetty says,” It is recommended you get this done under expert supervision since the procedure is not generally considered ideal for brown skin types.”

Invasive Treatments


During the micro-needling procedure, a conglomeration of 10-12 pressurized needles swiftly punctures the skin at numerous points at various depths that urges the skin to commence the self-healing process. This procedure triggers the body to stimulate collagen production and the development of healthy new skin.


Micro-needling with Radiofrequency

Micro-needling with radiofrequency is a minimally invasive treatment. The microneedle is used to release radiofrequency into the channels, enhancing the results of normal micro-needling.

The inclusion of radiofrequency energy to the micro-needling technique aids to additionally stimulate the body’s natural collagen and healing processes revealing firmer, regenerated skin.

Mesotherapy with Botox

Microscopic quantities of medical-grade biological substances, vitamins, and amino acids are discharged into the upper and middle layers of the skin.

What are the advantages of this technique?

The technique has received wide acceptance as it is the most effectual non-surgical technique for skin rejuvenation.

No cream can bring the essential active ingredients into the cells that can mobilize skin metabolism as successfully as mesotherapy.

The active biological ingredients are injected into the skin, leading to diminishing the pores, resulting in perfect alabaster skin.

Although the outcome of this procedure lasts a maximum of two months’ time.

Dr. Rashmi Shetty says, “The procedure is no doubt a big hit with brides. Stars love getting this procedure done before their shoot.”

When it comes to diminishing the appearance of open pores on your face, treatments listed above may be the treatment of your dreams!

With decades of experience, Ra Skin & Aesthetics can help you determine a series of treatments to meet your aesthetic goals.

If you are looking for more information or have additional questions, you can leave a comment below.

To book a consultation with Dr Rashmi Shetty, click here

Get started on your journey towards a happy and healthy skin

Dr. Shetty is frequently invited as a faculty at several dermatology and plastic surgery society meetings including the American Association of Dermatology, Australian Association of Dermatology, Thai Derm Society & IADVL among others. Dr. Shetty is also an international trainer for facial injectables like botox and fillers with industry leaders like Allergan, Merz and Galderma. She has trained doctors across the world. She has been an integral part of the advisory board of many skin and hair care MNCs globally namely, Unilever for Pond’s, Vaseline and Lakme, Procter & Gamble for Gillette, Marico for Parachute’s haircare range, & Bio-Oil.

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4 replies
  1. Neha_899
    Neha_899 says:

    I have an oily skin and I frequently face this issue of open pores and acne. Thank you so much Dr. Rashmi for sharing such an insightful post!!

  2. Marvi Bhopal
    Marvi Bhopal says:

    During this summer time we all needed this content from u Dr Rashmi Shetty and it all explains the treatments we must take for the open pores including the laser treatment as well .this was really needed.

  3. Samiksha Mishra
    Samiksha Mishra says:

    Thanks for this post doc this was a much needed thing, you never fail to show up a solution 🥰


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