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Top 5 Tips to Shrink Your Pores

Did you know that pores have an important job? They are tiny openings in the skin that release the body’s natural oil to keep your skin soft and moisturized. But for many people, these “tiny” openings loom too large.

While pore size is determined by genetics, you may wonder – can I shrink my pores? Unfortunately, you cannot change the size of your pores, but you can improve their appearance. Keeping skin clean and making choices that benefit collagen production will go a long way toward your smallest pores possible.

Here’s our list of 5 ways to “shrink” your pores with at-home and in-office treatments:

  1. Exfoliate at home – You probably know that pores can get clogged with debris, and this can lead to breakouts. Exfoliating helps clear way dead skin cells and debris, as well as minimize blackheads. Our Arieed MD Redeem Miracle Weekly Pads will give you a mini- peel right in the comfort of your own home.
  2. Use retinol – We think retinol is a bit of a miracle. It boosts collagen product (reminder: good for the appearance of pores) and fights signs of aging. Retinol can help oily skin by reducing excess sebum production in your pores. We recommend our medical-grade Arieed MD Rebuild Retinol 50 Serum for daily at-home use and an overall smoother complexion.
  3. IPL – An Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) Photofacial renews the surface of the skin. This laser has the ability to improve skin tone and texture by targeting blood vessels and melanin below the surface. Not only does IPL reverse the effects of sun damage and soothe redness, a series of treatments will also reduce pore size through increased collagen production.
  4. Fraxel – Another powerful laser, Fraxel creates tiny wounds in the deeper layer of the skin to turn on your body’s healing mechanisms. Old skin cells are sloughed off, and collagen production gets a major boost. All of this regenerates your skin to diminish age spots, sun damage, scars, winkles, and, you guessed it, pore size!
  5. CoolPeel – This new laser treatment provides the significant benefits of a CO2 laser without the downtime that typically comes with it. We’re thrilled to offer CoolPeel because it resurfaces skin and stimulates collagen production, which, as you know now, reduces the appearance of pores. Never before have such dramatic results been possible without needing to take time off for recovery.

Bonus Tip – Always use sunscreen to keep your skin healthy, reduce the appearance of your pores, and slow aging – yes, even during winter!

Male patient receiving an Emsculpt NEO treatment to the abdominal area.

Frequently Asked Questions

What can EMSCULPT NEO do for me?

EMSCULPT NEO is an amazing noninvasive body sculpting treatment. It’s perfect for patients who are looking to get summer body ready! With this state-of-the-art, two-in-one technology, you build muscle and burn fat at the same time! This treatment provides a 30% reduction in subcutaneous fat and 25% growth in muscle on the treated area after a recommended number of treatments.

How does EMSCULPT NEO work?

While you lie down and relax, EMSCULPT NEO sends high-intensity energies deep below your skin, making your muscles contract in a big way that is like doing thousands of crunches or squats in a few minutes. While your muscles are contracting, the energy from the applicator simultaneously sends warmth to your fat cells, heating them up to the point of destruction. So you build real muscle from the contractions while destroying fat cells that are later naturally eliminated by your body.

How many EMCULPT NEO treatments will I need?

The recommended treatment plan is 4-6 treatments, one week apart. Depending on the patient, you may see improvement in your muscle tone, core strength and posture within a few weeks. And you’ll see fat reduction continue for about 12 weeks after your last treatment.

Are there any patients for whom you do not recommend EMSCULPT NEO?

EMSCULPT NEO is great because it has been shown to be safe and approved for all body and skin types. Contraindications include hernia, recent surgery, and pregnancy, so if a patient has any of these conditions, they should wait until they don’t to get EMSCULPT NEO.

What is the difference between CoolSculpting and EMSCULPT NEO?

CoolSculpting is a well-known treatment that is excellent for reducing unwanted fat in targeted areas. EMSCULPT NEO also reduces fat, but it has the benefit of building muscle, which is what its predecessor EMSCULPT was made to do.

Which treatment you choose depends on what your body needs and your personal goals. If you have great muscle tone and only need to get rid of some extra fat in a specific area like your abdomen or below your chin, CoolSculpting is an excellent option. But if you have loss of muscle tone and need more of a lift or tightening to a certain area like your abs or butt, EMSCULPT NEO is your two-in-one solution.

What is your favorite thing about EMSCULPT NEO?

Not only is this treatment super convenient with one treatment lasting only 30 minutes, but there is also no downtime! Patients can go about their day as they normally would immediately after their visit.

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