We are living in a social media age where many peoples’ lives are dictated by what is posted on social media accounts. People want to look flawless as they take the perfect selfie.
So it’s not surprising that when you just type the word “Pores” on Google you will find over 57 million research results!
Some of the common questions that you will see being asked in Google include:
- “How to shrink pores?”
- “How to minimize and unclog pores?”
- ‘‘Why do I have pores?”
- ‘‘How do you get rid of pores?”
Evidently, it’s a very emotive subject, with people wanting to know how to treat and prevent them.
We’ve seen an increased in cosmetic brands coming out with new products in order to cash in on the growing pressure to have a flawless skin, making millions if not billions of pounds and dollars each year in this growing market.
But not all of those products are truly effective.
For most people, they just want to ultimately reduce the appearance of pores on their skin with something that works and works well.
Botox is one such treatment that has increased in popularity.
But Will Botox Shrink Pores?
Before we get into that, lets first understand why some people develop large pores whilst others have perfect skin with small and almost invisible pores.
We all have millions of pores all around our skin.
They are hair follicles that are found on the upper layer of the skin whose main function is to help in perspiration and removal of toxins.
Genetics play a huge part in determining the size of the pores.
However, they some other factors which may influence the size and appearance of pores. One of these factors is oil secretion. If your skin is prone to secrete huge amount of oil, the oil may settle around the pores causing them to appear larger.
Another factor which may cause pores to appear larger in size is the application of make-up.
For most us, we do believe that makeup can help us to hide our pores. However, if it’s not properly washed off the makeup particles may settle in and around the pores making them more visible rather than hiding them.
Aging can also increase the appearance of pores.
As the skin ages, elastin production, sebaceous gland, and collagen production greatly reduce, this increases the visibility of pores on the skin.
What is Botox?
When injected safely in small dosages, Botox can help to relax facial muscles, reducing the development of wrinkles.
Botox injections work by reducing the nerve signals to certain facial muscles with the end result being a relaxing of the muscles, which then helps to reduce the development of wrinkles.
Does Botox Help to Reduce Pores?
Botox has been known to help to reduce the development of wrinkles on your face, with some people calling it the modern anti-aging beauty product.
However, recent studies have shown that Botox can also help to reduce the development of pores in your skin.
According to a study published in the Journal of Dermatological Science, a small injection of Botox can greatly help to decrease the size of pores on the skin and production of skill oil.
Debbie Palmer, a dermatologist in New York explains how Botox can helps to reduce the development of pores on the skin.
“When small quantities of micro-Botox are carefully injected into the dermal skin layer, the final result is a smoother skin which is tighter and has smaller pores”
A leading dermatologist in New York also explains how the use of Botox can actually help to reduce the size of pores on your skin.
“If small Botox dosages are injected into the area surrounding the pore, it will reduce muscle contraction thus inhibiting its ability to produce oil and sweat.”
Botox can greatly help to reduce production of sebum. A decrease in production of sebum makes the pores appear smaller.
So, will Botox shrink pores?
There is no doubt that Botox can help to reduce the appearance of pores making you have flawless skin.
But it’s not a treatment that will suit everyone which is why at the Pour Moi Cosmetic Clinic we take an individual approach to all of our clients, with a consultation period to discuss whether this treatment is a good choice for you.
To find out more and to have a chat with us, please get in touch with us to see how we can help you.