Enlarged pores make the skin look rough and rugged, like the orange skin.  It occurs across many age groups and is a common concern for many patients.


Skin pores are actually openings of the millions of sebaceous glands that are connected to hair follicles found in the skin. These glands are found abundantly in the face, chest, back, axilla and groin area. Generally speaking, factors that enlarged pores are divided into hyperactive sebaceous gland activity or the loss of collagen and skin elasticity either due to damage or aging. Knowing the causes will determine the correct laser treatment for enlarged pores.


Now that we understand the causes of enlarged pores, successful treatments with good outcomes are targeted to address excessive sebum activity or to enhance the collagen content. There is a myriad of treatments for enlarged pores. First things first are to adjust your skincare and adopt healthy skincare habits. If the pores still appear undesirable large, then perhaps a medical treatment or a comprehensive laser program will be considered. Laser treatments will be a more permanent treatment solution.


PICOMAX is our proprietary program with 3 unique laser treatments that specifically address the problem of enlarged pores from all aspects and in all skin types. It is a treatment program that is designed and bespoke to everyone. Here’s how it works:

Step 1: Proyellow Laser

Proyellow is one of the gold standards for laser treatment of vascular and acne vulgaris. It also has an instant brightening effect on the skin and is common as the glass skin laser. Upon absorption of the yellow laser, the skin is also stimulated to produce collagen which helps to reduce pores. Therefore this laser brightens the skin, treats acne in addition to reducing skin pores.

Step 2: Curas Laser

Curas laser is the advanced nanosecond laser that is useful to treat most skin pigmentation. The laser also has a long pulse mode which powerfully stimulates collagen in the deep skin. In addition, the heat also inactivates and reduces the sebaceous activity of oil glands. This second step of the PICOMAX program not reduces pores but also promotes whitening.

Step 3: Pico Laser

Pico laser, with its fractional handpiece, has probably the strongest effect on the pores. With its photo-acoustic effect, PICOMAX can create light-induced optical breakdowns (LIOBs). These LIOBs stimulate collagen formation in the skin which are instrumental in reducing pores.

Doctor of Ozhean Zoey Singapore performing agnes treatment to remove acne permanently


Needle Radiofrequency with  Agnes is a treatment that introduces fine shallow needles into the dermis, a controlled depth, to administer radiofrequency heat into the dermis. As temperatures are raised to 80 degrees, foci of heat and thus potent collagen stimulation happens. The patented regulated tip of the Agnes device prevents this heat from reaching the skin surface, and therefore there is no incidence of any burns. The results of Agnes is distinct skin tightening and reduction of pores. When done together with pico lasers, they yield an even more significant result for pores. Agnes is also an excellent permanent treatment for acne.

Baby Skin (or Zoey Skin) Treatment

Fancy a baby skin? Baby skin-boosting or 婴儿针 is a popular skin booster remedy. It consists of various components such as rejuran, hyaluronic acid and others. Each clinic has its own proprietary cocktail of ingredients. In Ozhean Zoey, baby skin-boosting is known as ZOEY SKIN. Let’s explore the two key components of Zoey Skin which is rejuran and hyaluronic acid and what it does:


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Rejuran treatment became very popular in Singapore 4-5 years back in 2016. It contains Polynucleotides (PN) which are DNA fragments extracted and purified from salmon. It is understood that salmon DNA is very similar to human DNA, and polynucleotides have strong healing and collagen stimulation properties on the skin. Its effects are very comparable to the effects of PRP (platelet-rich plasma) in skin healing, rejuvenation and even hair restoration. That is why rejuran is often known as a “healer”.

What are the benefits of Rejuran?

  • Reduces pores
  • Enhances collagen content
  • Improves skin elasticity and texture (healthier skin cells)
  • Resolves fine lines
  • Restores skin hydration

As you can see, rejuran is a good remedy to improve the skin around the eyes, and it only has minimal side effects like mild swelling which subsides within a day. However, the improvement is rather subtle from our clinical experience and requires several sessions to see a visible improvement. That is why for more visible results in each session, it is ideal to combine it with hyaluronic acid.

Hyaluronic Acid

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Hyaluronic acid is a natural substance of the skin, and it is responsible for retaining hydration. When people age, they lose both hyaluronic acid and collagen on the skin, making it dryer and thinner. Replenishing the hyaluronic acid, therefore, enhances the skin’s hydration, which also makes it thicker and plumper. Synthetic hyaluronic acid for injections typically comes in two forms, either cross-linked (longer duration ) or non-crosslinked (shorter duration). For injections, it is important to avoid cross-linked hyaluronic acid as it will create persistent bumps in the surface.

HydraWhite Facial

Amongst the treatment options for large pores, this is the most pampering one. Especially for patients who needs deep facial cleansing as well as the removal of excess sebum that is blocking the pores. The results are immediate!

HydraWhite is designed to remove debris from debris and waste from the skin effectively.  It operates under the principle of TRIPLE HYDROGEN THERAPY, and this includes:

Hydrogen –High concentrate Hydrogen powerfully removes free radicals and has a distinct anti-oxidant and collagen stimulation effect.

Ozone – By using ozone water, various germs and bacteria are sterilised.

DUO Solution Therapy – this removes the unwanted sebum and blackheads, initiates skin exfoliation and cell production. It is both brightening and hydrating to the skin.


Why do I have large facial pores?

Why do I have large facial pores?

Large facial pores are usually due to hyperactive sebaceous glands, which is also associated with oily skin, comedones and acne. Large pores may also be related to skin health damage or aging as pores are more evident in aged skin. The bigger the pore, the more chances of developing acne.

What's so bad about enlarged facial pores?

What’s so bad about enlarged facial pores?

Cosmetically, have enlarged facial pores makes the skin look rough and older. Makeup also looks cakey and unnatural for such skin.

Can enlarged pores be treated?

Can enlarged pores be treated?

Yes, most certainly. By controlling the oil gland activity and stimulating collagen for the deep skin, pore reduction results are obvious and can be long term.

How can I prevent pore enlargement?

How can I prevent pore enlargement?

You can prevent pore enlargement by having the correct skincare regime or by adjusting it. (see above) Having regular laser treatments to maintain a certain level of collagen content in the skin will also help prevent the earlier appearance of large pores.

We have our phone number on our contact page for everyone looking for a reliable pore treatment service in Singapore. Our doctors that have years of experience in dermatology will provide you with the needed data and health information to ensure that our services are reliable.

Is the treatment painful?

Is the treatment painful?

Most pore treatments are comfortable treatments, some need topical anaesthesia for added comfort.

Is there downtime?

Is there downtime?

Duo Hydrogen facials have no down time. Most people experience 1-3 days of redness for laser or Agnes treatment. Zoey skin treatments cause bumps in the skin which takes hours to subside.