Open dilated pores

At Reimagine Clinic in Montreal, we offer advanced treatments specifically designed to tackle open and dilated pores, ensuring your skin regains its smooth and refined appearance. Our skilled professionals use state-of-the-art techniques to effectively minimize pore visibility, enhancing your skin’s overall texture and health. With our personalized approach, you can trust us to provide solutions that cater to your unique skin needs, delivering visible and lasting results.

what are open pores?

Skin is the largest organ of the body. It contains millions of pores, even if most of them are not visible to the human eye. All of these pores are open, allowing the skin to “breathe.” Each pore contains a hair follicle. Each pore also contains sebaceous (oil) glands that make an oil called sebum.

The sebaceous glands are most abundant in the pores on your face, back, chest, and groin. Hormones play a role in stimulating these glands in order to produce more abundant quantities of sebum. That’s why the pores on your face, most specifically those on your nose, forehead, and cheeks, may appear larger than they do on other areas of your body.

Any skin type, whether it’s oily, normal, or dry, can take on the appearance of having large, open pores. These may give your skin a dull appearance, particularly if they’re clogged with dirt, bacteria, oil, or dead skin cells. At reimagine clinic in montreal, we offer a variety of treatments to help you with reducing your pores. 

What causes dilated and open pores?

There are several causes of large-looking open pores. They include:

  • high levels of oil (sebum) production
  • reduced elasticity around pores
  • thick hair follicles
  • genetics or heredity
  • reduction of collagen production in skin, caused by aging
  • sun damage or overexposure to the sun
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microneedling montreal



Non-invasive treatment

laser skin rejuvenation montreal


Laser Facial

Amazing results

meline ethn


Chemical Peel

Light to medium chemical peel

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Hydra Dermabrasion

Non-invasive treatment

we’re here to answer all your questions

Open dilated pores refer to the visible openings of the pilosebaceous units (hair follicle and its associated sebaceous gland) on the skin. These pores are more pronounced when they become enlarged, often appearing as small pits on the skin’s surface, particularly noticeable on areas like the nose, forehead, and cheeks. While they are a normal part of skin anatomy, their prominence can vary based on several factors including skin type, age, and environmental influences.

Several factors contribute to the dilation of pores. One of the primary reasons is the overproduction of sebum (oil) by the sebaceous glands, often influenced by hormonal changes, which can cause pores to expand. Aging also plays a role as the skin loses its elasticity, making pores appear larger. Other contributing factors include genetics, prolonged sun exposure leading to skin thickening and damage, and improper skincare, such as inadequate cleansing that leads to clogging and stretching of pores.

Permanently reducing the size of open dilated pores is challenging since pore size is largely determined by genetics and age. However, there are several treatments and skincare practices that can minimize their appearance. These include regular cleansing to remove excess oil and dirt, using retinol-based products to improve skin texture, chemical peels, laser treatments, and microdermabrasion. It’s important to manage expectations as these methods can improve the appearance but not permanently change the inherent size of the pores.

While home remedies may not offer drastic results, they can aid in managing the appearance of dilated pores. Natural astringents like witch hazel can help in tightening the skin temporarily. Clay masks are effective in absorbing excess oil and cleansing the pores. Additionally, maintaining a consistent skincare routine that includes gentle cleansing, exfoliating, and moisturizing can help keep pores clean and less visible.

Diet plays a role in skin health. Foods high in sugars and fats can stimulate the sebaceous glands to produce more oil, potentially leading to larger-looking pores. Conversely, a diet rich in antioxidants, omega-3 fatty acids, and vitamins can promote skin health and may aid in the appearance of pores. Hydration is also crucial; drinking adequate water helps maintain skin elasticity and overall health.

It’s advisable to consult a dermatologist if you’re concerned about the appearance of your pores, especially if they’re accompanied by other skin issues like severe acne. A dermatologist or skin specialist can offer professional treatments such as laser therapy, prescription-strength retinoids, or chemical peels. They can also provide tailored advice on skincare products and routines suited to your skin type and concerns.

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