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What Is Pore Tightening Treatment?

We want our skin to always look smooth and healthy. However, in some areas of our skin, especially more dense around the cheeks and nose, the pores which are seen on the face are very disturbing.

There are many factors that cause large pores, but three main reasons are; age, genetic factors and excessively secreted sweat and fat residue because of various reasons such as overweight.

Pores are openings that allow the skin to breathe from the outside and allow the extraction of sweat and fat waste under the skin. These openings can become congested due to excessive secretion of sweat and fat waste and the covering of the skin surface with a large number of dead cells.

However, there are environmental reasons for pore congestion. Pores are exposed to polluted air every day and can be blocked by factors such as dust, hair, and particles.

When the pores are filled, the skin becomes contaminated and spots with large openings appear on the skin. These pores with large openings are filled with sweat, fat and dust, leading to blackhead.

Having blackhead is an unfavorable situation. In addition, large pores cause an unhealthy and uncared skin appearance. Due to the higher rate of sweating in men, the pores have a much larger opening.

Although women have smaller pore openings compared to men, it is very important to have tight pores for a healthy-looking skin in both men and women. It is necessary to pay attention to skin cleaning and skin care in order to prevent this unpleasant situation and tighten these pores.

For this reason, skin scar and skin cleaning should be done carefully before the pores on the skin are enlarged. Skin care techniques and treatment which are regularly applied cleanse the skin from waste cells and dust, quickly affecting the tightening of skin pores.

As a result of the regularly applied pore tightening treatment, tightened pores contribute to breathing of the skin, resulting in a more vivid, healthy and bright appearance.

However, it should not be forgotten that skin cleansing is of great importance here. Skin cleansing prevents the enlargement and filling of the pores, so the skin should be cleaned before and after the pore tightening treatment.

What Are Treatments Used in Pore Tightening?

There are many treatment methods in order to tighten the skin pores, which are caused by the deterioration of skin quality because of aging, genetic factors, sun, air pollution, smoking, alcohol, etc. These methods are as follows:

Chemical Peeling

Chemical peeling is the process of peeling and removing the upper layer of the skin with chemical substances. In the content of chemical peeling; chemical solutions and media acids are present.

Chemical peeling is a skin care method that creates a controlled damage in the skin at various depths in order to separate and peel the superficial layers of the skin, so that a healthy skin appearance will be provided, the skin will be renewed and regenerated, acne, scars and all other undesired spots will be removed and person will get a more beautiful appearance in general.

Chemical peeling tightens the pores, regenerates the skin and remove spots and excess fat on the skin.

Specialist physicians decide which substance is appropriate for the skin in chemical peeling procedures. The session number of chemical peeling can vary depending on the situation of skin. Sessions take about 30-60 min according to the size of treatment area.

Which Substances Are Used in Chemical Peeling?

The most common acids used in chemical peeling are glycolic acid, trichocerid acid (TCA) and salicylic acid.

What Are The Benefits of Chemical Peeling?

  • Pore tightening
  • Removing fine wrinkles
  • Treatment of acne and scars
  • Removing blackhead
  • Spot treatment
  • Skin moisturizing

What Are The Types of Chemical Peeling?

Chemical peeling is divided into three categories as superficial, medium and deep according to the depth of the procedure. This classification has been determined by which skin layer is peeled with the peeling method.

How Is Chemical Peeling Applied?

The purpose of chemical peeling process is to peel the damaged surface on upper layer of the skin in a controlled manner. Before the application, the eyes are covered with cotton and the lips are protected by applying Vaseline. In the peeling process applied using a brush, the peeling mask is applied as a mixture or single depending on the size of the treatment.

Warnings Before Chemical Peeling

Hair dye or perm should not be done at least one week before chemical peeling.

Warnings After Chemical Peeling

After the procedure, person should not be directly exposed to the sunlight and should excessively hot environments such as solarium, Turkish bath and sauna. Warm shower should be taken for one week. There is no obstacle for doing makeup 2-3 days after the procedure.

Carbon Peeling

It is very important to protect the skin against the harmful rays of the sun, weather conditions or air pollution. Especially with the advancing age, the skin that loses its elasticity becomes more susceptible to staining and large pores.

When these harmful effects are combined with environmental factors, their efficiency increases rapidly. Carbon peeling is one of the most preferred skin treatment methods among many applications that help reduce skin spots and allow the skin to breathe comfortably.

In fact, the aim of almost all skin scar products is to cleanse the upper layer of the skin and allow it to regenerate.

This process is a safe peeling (dead skin removal) procedure performed by using carbon compounds and laser together. While laser carbon peeling is completely safe, problems such as enlarged pore appearance, aging symptoms, sunspots, blackheads, acne scars, wrinkles and skin sagging are visibly reduced.

How Is Carbon Peeling Applied?

After cleaning the area where the carbon peeling process is performed, a black cream containing carbon particles is applied to the treatment area. Since the cream needs to be absorbed by the skin, it is waited for a period of 15 to 20 minutes.

Then, laser stage is started for the carbon peeling process. In laser carbon peeling, the main purpose of laser beams is to ensure that the skin absorbs carbon particles well and increases the effect.

For a noticeable effect, carbon peeling should be applied regularly. The carbon peeling process should be applied every week and in general, the number of sessions varies between 5 and 8 depending on the skin type and needs.

A very slight burning sensation may occur during the procedure, but this is a normal situation. After a certain period of time, the burning sensation disappears.

What Is The Effect Level of Carbon Peeling?

The black cream used in carbon peeling process corrects the skin structure because it contains carbon particles and provides a healthy, vibrant, bright and tight skin appearance.

Since it is applied with laser, the effect of the process increases greatly and provides the skin with vitality that cannot be achieved by natural ways.

The permanence of the process loses its effect slowly, like other cosmetic procedures. If the skin is well taken care of, the effect duration will also increase.

Carbon peeling process should be repeated every 8-9 months. The process can be applied regardless of summer and winter.

Laser Treatment

Laser treatments give the most effective results in pore tightening. The reason is that lasers can reach the lowest layers of skin.

With laser treatments, skin pores are tightened, wrinkles and spots on the skin are reduced. At the same time, due to the regulation of the oil balance on skin, acne problems decrease, and a more vivid and brighter skin appearance is provided.

It may be sufficient to have at least 5-6 sessions to tighten the pore with laser treatment. The important thing here is the skin type and the skin's needs.

When laser therapy is used with different treatments, it gives much more effective results. After the treatment, you should not expose your skin to the sun directly and avoid extreme hot environments such as solarium, bath, sauna for 1 week.

Fractional Radiofrequency (Golden Needle)

Fractional radiofrequency procedure, one of the easily applicable facial rejuvenation procedures, is applied to the middle layer of the skin with a device having micro needles at the tip.

Fractional radiofrequency process, which warms the middle layer of the skin by generating heat, increases the collagen tissue in the application area and provides tightening of the skin and tightening of the pores.

Treatment area is anesthetized with anesthetic creams, thus preventing the burning and pain that people can feel.

Fractional radiofrequency procedure can be used for the face, neck and décolleté area. The process takes 30 to 40 minutes. The treatment mainly shows its effects after 2 to 3 months.

Fractional radiofrequency method can be applied to individuals between 18 and 65 years old. However, it cannot be applied to people with heart disease. After the procedure, it should be avoided from direct sun exposure and extreme heat such as solarium, bath and sauna.

Skin Care

Having a beautiful and healthy skin appearance is very important for both beauty and mental and body health.

In order to maintain a healthy skin, it is necessary to make regular skin care with appropriate products for the skin type.

Regular skin care can delay or prevent future problems such as spots, wrinkles, and sagging. Professional skin care is the process of cleaning and supporting the skin by choosing professional products targeting the problem. Skin care is performed in order to solve many skin problems successfully.

The procedure applied by expert estheticians provides a high level of effect. The skin is a very important moisture store for the body. The process performed supports the skin to retain water, removing the dead layer on the skin and thus obtaining a more flexible, soft, bright and tight appearance.

What Are The Benefits of Skin Care?

  • Pore tightening
  • Removing acne problems
  • Treatment of skin spots
  • Wrinkles treatment
  • Lifting procedure (collagen care)
  • Pigment differences (discoloration on the skin)
  • Special care for dry, oily or combination skin
  • Blackhead treatment
  • Ozone care
  • Face massage
  • Professional skin care, which has benefits such as thickened skin care, ensures that the skin is always healthy, vibrant and bright.

What Are The Stages of Skin Care?

Before starting skin care, a skin analysis is made. The skin type and problems are determined as a result and professional medical products are chosen to be applied on the skin.

After determining the products to be used, skin care is started with the following stages: Skin is cleansed from oil and makeup by using appropriate cleaners (milk, gel, etc.) Medical peeling application containing jojoba granules is applied to purify the skin from dead cells and activate cell renewal.

Steam is applied to open the pores and soften the skin. Black spots (comedones) on the skin are cleaned with vacuum or comedone press. After cleaning, the skin is disinfected. According to skin type and needs, serum and ampoules containing active ingredients such as sea silk, collagen hydrolysate, hyaluronic acid, escin, brown seaweed that repair and refresh the skin are applied to the skin.

Then a mask containing active ingredients such as ginseng, bisabolol, kaolin and azulene, is applied to the skin.

The applied mask is cleaned; the pores are tightened with a medical tonic containing natural extracts such as birch, chamomile, hops, centaury to balance the skin, preserve the pH value, and calm and smooth the skin, and finally the skin is relieved with a moisturizing cream.

Why Should Skin Care Be Applied in Clinics?

Skin care should be applied by a specialist physician with quality products. A specialist physician in the field knows the needs of the skin and applies it correctly.

The products used act much faster and are more effective than other cosmetic products. Homestyle skin care can cause bad results as a result of inappropriate product selection or incorrect application.

After dermatological analysis for dry skin, oily skin, combination skin and sensitive skin; what kind of treatment will be applied is determined by our specialist physicians.

How Does Skin Care Affect?

During this skin care process, a sound is heard, and patient does not feel any pain except mild heat. Meanwhile, the released heat activates the production of collagen and elastin tissue.

This causes narrowing in the pores and an improvement in skin tightening. With the applied laser beam, it is also ensured that the spots on the skin are removed. Depending on the heat, functions of the sebaceous glands are suppressed, and sebaceous secretion is reduced.

What Are The Types of Skin Care?

  • Anti-Aging care
  • Aphrodite method (wrinkles reducing)
  • Couperose treatments
  • Spot treatments
  • Treatment sessions for problematic skin
  • Special care concepts required for regeneration of the skin
  • Standard skin care programs

What Are The Benefits of Skin Care?

  • Regulates oil balance of the skin
  • Treats scaling and skin rashes caused by excessive oiling or dryness
  • Removes mild skin spots
  • Treats skin scars which are not so deep
  • Equalizes the skin tone
  • Delays and prevents the formation of wrinkles

How Many Sessions Should Skin Care Be Applied?

Skin care should be done twice a month at most. Having it done once a month is beneficial and sufficient for the skin. Regular medical skin care is recommended to minimize skin problems. Each session of skin care takes between 45 minutes and one and a half hours on average. The application time varies according to the condition of skin problem, needs of the skin or the density of black spots.

When Are The First Effects of Skin Care Are Started To Be Seen?

The effects of skin care made by professional hands begin to be seen in a very short time. From the first session of skin care, the skin starts to look brighter and healthier. The layers of the skin are cleansed more in each session of skin care, and their effects begin to increase after each session.

What To Pay Attention After Skin Care?

It is recommended not to wear make-up on the day of skin care. The skin should be protected with sunscreen. You should avoid direct sunlight and extreme hot environments. It is important to pay attention to these warnings in the first 48 hours.

What Are The Side Effects After Skin Care?

Depending on the skin sensitivity; redness, swelling and tiny crusts can be observed. Redness will return to normal after a few hours. Tiny crusts will heal spontaneously within an average of 5 - 7 days (provided that they are not scratched). Acne problems can be seen on skin if skin care has not be done for a long time and if there is excess oil under the tissue.

Dr. Hande Ulusal

Uzm. Dr. Hande Ulusal özellikle estetik ve kozmetik dermatoloji, dermatolojide lazer uygulamaları, sedef hastalığı (psoriasis), akne (ergenlik sivilcesi), rozase, saç hastalıkları ve ürtiker ile ilgilenmektedir.

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