Will IPL treatments help reduce enlarged pores?

Are IPL treatments a good way to help reduce enlarged pores on my nose and cheeks? I use daily cleansers that help, but I would like to know if there is a better alternative that would be more effective and longer lasting.


F, 34, New Jersey

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IPL generally improve sun damage, sun spots and fine lines, but not pore size.  For pore size we recommend an evaluation to see if a chemical peel is needed to unclog the pores.  If the pores are unclogged and we still want treatment we recommend The Halo laser treatment or Intracel RF microneedling-depending on your consultation.  We used to recommend Fraxel laser treatment but The Halo laser has replaced that, because it hurts less and has less downtime.

Ken Oleszek, MD

La Fontaine Aesthetics
Denver, CO