Hi Dr Lee. Could you solve an age old argument for me please. Is it possible to make your pores smaller?? I know they open up with steam and close a little with something like ice cubes but that's a temporary situation.. However, can anything be done to make them smaller on a permanent basis??
Hi Gail! Great question, this is something people often wonder about! There is NO magic cream, laser, or cosmetic procedure that can just erase pores. It's just not possible, but you CAN minimize the appearance of your pores. Products with ingredients like retinol or salicylic acid can help with that process. While NOTHING can erase or permanently shrink your pores, these things can help limit the appearance of pore size. Remember everyone has pores, big or small, they are normal! Hope that answered your question and sorry for the delay
Thanks for your reply. I thought that would be the case. I wish your skincare products were available in the UK. I am relying on Neutrogena at the moment. Their salicylic acid gel seems good although it does seem to make thing slightly worse before it gets better. I've also started using their moisturiser. Drying out the skin helps but as I have Sjogrens, I have to be careful not to dry too much so I try to use some Hyaluronic acid too. I love your shows. A UK network has tried to copy your format, calling it A&E Skin. 4 "Dermatologists" treat pimples and cysts and lipomas but are amateurs compared to you. Some of their stitching is very crude and ugly and they struggle with the lipomas. They should come and spend some time with you to learn how to do it properly. Dermatologists in the UK are generally not great I'm sad to say. Stay safe Gail J xx