Enlarged pores can be the bane of your existence. They are there when you wake up. They are there when you look in the mirror. They impact the way that you put on makeup. And, perhaps most importantly, they affect your confidence levels when it comes to your skin. Given recent mask-wearing mandates and the possibility of them becoming more of a factor as the pandemic wears on, finding a treatment for enlarged pores can seem like almost an impossibility. It's like looking for a needle in a haystack.

But what to do about enlarged pores and blackheads? Is there treatment for enlarged pores on the nose? Here are seven of the BEST treatments for enlarged pores.

What are the Causes of Enlarged Pores?

What we're looking at here is something called excessive sebum production. Essentially, every pore on your face contains glands that secrete oil. An excess of this oil leads to oily skin that's visible to the naked eye. The age of your skin can also be a factor, as can the size of your hair follicles. But what cause enlarged pores on your face? UV rays can make them look bigger, hormones play a part and so does age and over-washing your skin.

Now that we know the problem let's come up with how to treat enlarged pores!


Large Pores Laser - Laser Genesis

The best laser for enlarged pores, Laser Genesis is a procedure wherein the skin is gently heated, resulting in the production of collagen and the development of new skin cells. This can be very helpful when tackling the problem of enlarged pores as it treats the target areas and promotes healthy growth instead of the build-up of oil that you may be experiencing. 
Enlarged pores laser treatment means that you will see results fast. A series of treatments will improve the quality and visibility of your skin in a safe, and professional environment.

Skin Needling

Micro needles (sounds painful, but it isn't!) are used to advance collagen production, leaving skin plumper yet firmer to the touch. This can also reduce the appearance of redness, swelling, wrinkles and problem areas. Enlarged pores are no match for skin needling as this is a targeted procedure designed to eliminate problem areas. Blackheads can also be targeted and eliminated via these means. 

Skin Peels – Level 2 and 3

The good old fashioned skin peel may be just what you are looking for. Skin peels remove the outer layer of the skin in a gentle controlled manner via the topical application of acids. The skin may be slightly pink afterwards and some shedding may occur, however it will feel smooth and exfoliated, your pores will be clearer and refined and your oil flow will be under control! 

Medik8 – Pore Range, Press and Glow & Sleep Glycolic

The Medik8 Pore Range is a product based on science. The mandelic acid and red clover extract in these products minimise pores. The ingredients do this by regulating that pesky oil and allowing it to flow through instead of building up. Pores tighten while being decongested, visibly shrinking to the size they are supposed to be rather than being stretched out and unsightly.

Get smaller pores at home while you sleep! Press and Glow will help to redefine the texture, look and feel of your skin as pores vanish and shrink before your eyes. The Sleep Glycolic serum penetrates the most profound gaps, and the reduction of enlarged pores means that you will be feeling more confident and fresh in no time.

Mesoestetic – Resurfacing Peel Booster

With the Mesoestetic Resurfacing Peel Booster, you will experience a product that stimulates cell renewal along with the quick activation of collagen and elastin. In short, elasticity will improve, the peel will reduce wrinkles, and your enlarged pores will become more manageable and less visible in very little time with the right treatments.

Biretix Range

The Biretix range includes specially-designed formulations to help prevent and reduce the characteristic signs of acne-prone skin in adolescents and adults. Thanks to the combination of Retinsphere® Technology and BIOPEP-15, BIRETIX improves the condition and appearance of acne-prone skin, maintaining an optimal balance between efficacy and tolerability for use over prolonged periods of time, including the summer.


Microdermabrasion is a treatment you can experience in our boutique or with an at-home treatment. It's completely non-invasive clinical facial, and its exfoliation properties can reduce the appearance of enlarged pores safely and effectively. While professional, in-clinic treatments will see you get results quicker, the at-home remedy is perfect for those who don't have the time to make the trip to the clinic.

Reducing Enlarged Pores at The Skin Boutique 

The Skin Boutique offers the above mentioned treatments at several of our skincare clinics across Melbourne.  


We have designed each treatment to target the individual specifically – there is no one size fits all approach when it comes to proper skincare.  
Whether you choose to undertake treatment in the clinic or take home some of our high-quality products to use at your leisure, you can guarantee you will receive the most up to date and professional advice from those in the know.


December 02, 2021 — Elise De Nittis