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Any blemishes or imperfections on your face are easily noticed by others. And every time you look in the mirror, you cannot help but see them. One thing that affects many individuals is enlarged pores. No matter what kind of at-home treatments they use, it seems like they are not able to clean their pores properly or shrink them in any way. Thankfully, you can treat enlarged pores with an IPL Photofacial™.

The first thing that you may be wondering is, what is an IPL Photofacial™, and how does it work? This is a treatment that uses a beam of light to improve your skin in a variety of ways. It does not use a laser, but rather a spectrum of light. It can help individuals to walk away from treatment with a much smoother skin tone and smaller pores.

This is a safe treatment to use. You will feel sensations during treatment, but most people do not require any kind of anesthetic to help them feel comfortable, and we can use ice packs and other means to cool the skin to minimize discomfort.  The light that is used pulses at a variety of wavelengths, allowing the different skin layers to be penetrated so that abnormalities are targeted.  During treatment, collagen and blood vessels under the top layer of skin tighten and produce smoother-looking skin and decrease discoloration.

You may be wondering why you should try IPL Photofacial™ to reduce your pores as opposed to other cosmetic treatments that are currently available. For one thing, this option does not require any anesthetic. It also requires little or no downtime. Some individuals like to take the rest of the day off after treatment simply because they have a little bit of redness or slight swelling in their skin. However, you can get right back to normal activities.

This treatment is also effective at treating a wide variety of skin issues. Of course, it can help to reduce the size of your pores, but additionally, it can treat rosacea, uneven pigmentation, and broken facial veins and capillaries. Since it stimulates the production of collagen in the skin, you will walk away after treatment with a smoother skin tone and younger-looking skin.

Now may be the time for you to stop trying at-home treatments to shrink your pores. An IPL Photofacial™ is an effective treatment that can help you to have smaller pores, smoother skin, and a younger and more vibrant appearance. If you want to take the next step, book a consultation with Dr. Jennifer Parker Porter and her team at Chevy Chase Facial Plastic Surgery. We proudly serve Bethesda and the Washington, DC areas. Contact her today!