Can Microneedling Help with Pore Size?

Close-up image of a smiling, attractive woman How many of us have not looked into that magnifying mirror and felt our pores looked “huge”? Pores can appear enlarged, even when they’re not, but what can you do if they ARE overly large?
Enlarged pores are not harmful, but they can be unsightly and bothersome. They are often caused by a loss of collagen and elastin, causing your skin to look dull and uneven. Other causes include excessive sebum production and pores that are clogged because of hardened sebum that gets “stuck”.

Dr. Fitzgerald’s dermatology team offers microneedling, one of the most effective and long-lasting treatments used to reduce the appearance of enlarged pores. The non-surgical process creates micro injuries on targeted areas to trigger your skin’s natural wound healing response. This creates new collagen and elastin, creating the appearance of tighter skin and smaller pores. (Did the pores actually change in size? No, but by creating tighter skin, pores can return to their more confined normal space!)

Microneedling typically requires a series of treatments over the span of three to six months to achieve the best results. During your initial consultation with Dr. Fitzgerald, she will assess your skin’s condition and explain all of your treatment options.

What Skin Issues Can Microneedling Address?

Microneedling is a versatile solution to a wide range of skin blemishes and imperfections. By increasing collagen and elastin production, this effective skin rejuvenation procedure improves your skin’s texture and laxity. Microneedling can address a variety of common cosmetic concerns, such as:

  • Enlarged pores
  • Wrinkles
  • Fine lines
  • Acne scars
  • Uneven skin tones
  • Uneven skin textures
  • Stretch marks
  • Lost skin elasticity
  • Sunspots and hyperpigmentation

Microneedling for enlarged pores is one of the most common uses of the procedure. Unlike some alternative treatments, microneedling has virtually no side effects. Dr. Fitzgerald will discuss potential risks and answer your questions during your consultation.

Am I a Microneedling Candidate?

Generally speaking, you may be a good candidate for microneedling if you:

  • Desire a non-invasive treatment option
  • Have realistic expectations for your outcome
  • Can commit to a series of treatments over a three-to-six-month period
  • Do not currently have infection in the treatment area

Support Products

Once there are created “micro channels” in the skin, the benefit of support products can be overly emphasized. Your own plasma is used in the PRP treatment and it’s frequently combined with microneedling.


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The best way to determine if microneedling is right for you is to meet personally with Dr. Fitzgerald in a confidential consultation.

Contact Our Los Angeles Cosmetic Dermatologist

If you struggle with the appearance of large pores or other skin concerns, contact Dr. Rebecca Fitzgerald online or at 323-464-8046 today to schedule your microneedling consultation. Dr. Fitzgerald serves patients in Los Angeles, Beverly Hills and the surrounding areas of California.