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Reduce Enlarged Pores

Reduce Enlarged PoresEvery person has pores, which are the tiny openings on the uppermost skin layer. Through pores, the body’s natural oil, known as sebum, is released to the surface. Human body has pores everywhere, except the soles of the feet and palms of the hands. 

Dr. Q Medical Spa, led by board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Suzanne Quardt (Dr. Q), provides treatments for enlarged pores reduction to patients in Palm Springs, Palm Desert, Rancho Mirage, and surrounding communities.

Why do Enlarged Pores Occur?

Most pores in the skin are so small that they are hardly visible. At times, the pores are larger, especially on facial skin. Enlarged pores may occur due to the following reasons:

  • Aging (the process of aging causes elasticity loss in the skin, which makes pores appear larger than they actually are)
  • Acne or oily skin
  • Genetics
  • Sun exposure
  • Excessive oil production
  • Specific drugs

Laser Treatments for Enlarged Pores

When home care is insufficient, a person may seek more effective treatment for their enlarged pores at a qualified med spa.

Fractional ablative laser skin resurfacing reduces the appearance of acne scars and pores. The doctor may use both non-ablative laser and fractionated CO2 lasers for the treatment of enlarged pores. Both of these laser types are effective and necessitate less recovery time than traditional resurfacing procedures, which burn much deeper into the uppermost skin layer. 

Other benefits of laser procedures include a lower risk of scarring or changes in the color of the skin, a more natural appearance, and the ability to address darker skin complexions. The treatments are fast (under an hour), but patients may require more than one treatment for optimal outcomes. 

Following treatment, the patient may experience some minor inflammation or redness, which typically resolves in two to five days. In this case, apply cold compresses regularly. It is also important to avoid sun exposure during the treatment and healing process. 

Laser Resurfacing Benefits

Patients usually elect to undergo laser skin resurfacing as an alternative to expensive, invasive surgical solutions. Unlike surgery, laser resurfacing med spa treatments:

  • Are associated with minimal, if any, discomfort
  • Are targeted procedures that address only the designated skin area, which prevents skin lightening (hypopigmentation) or damage the surrounding skin tissue
  • Rapidly and uniformly create beautiful clinical results
  • Have a low risk of treatment complications
  • Necessitates minimal, if any, post-treatment downtime
  • Are safe and suitable for use on all types of skin 

Why Choose CO2RE Laser Skin Resurfacing?

The CO2RE system consists of a total of six distinct treatment modes offering maximum flexibility:

CO2RE Light

This laser resurfacing mode offers more superficial treatment, focusing on the uppermost layer of the epidermis. 


CO2RE Mid offers a slightly more powerful fractional ablative effect, which penetrates deeper into the dermis.

CO2RE Deep

This laser surfacing mode penetrates into the dermis for the deepest fractional ablative impact. 

CO2RE Fusion

CO2RE Fusion offers a unique blend of intensity and depth to optimize treatment of both the dermis and the epidermis at the same time. 


  • An excision mode for minor dermal excisions
  • A traditional laser resurfacing mode

Chemical Peels for Maintenance after Laser Treatment

Chemical peels use a variety of prescription-strength acids, such as salicylic or retinol, to eliminate the uppermost layers of dead skin and reveal smoother, healthier skin from within.

Dr. Q Medical Spa receives patients from Palm Springs, Palm Desert, Rancho Mirage, and nearby areas for the treatments to reduce enlarged pores.

For more information on Plastic Surgery and Non-Surgical Medical Spa Procedures and Treatments in the Rancho Mirage, Palm Springs, Palm Desert and surrounding areas please contact the offices of Board Certified Plastic Surgeon Dr. Suzanne Quardt (Dr. Q) by clicking here or calling 760-324-2660.

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