FROM PRO TO FAUX: POREXIA SOLUTIONS
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Are you obsessed with the size of your pores?
You are not alone. Far from it.
A survey of nearly 2,000 women by Lâ€™Oreal Paris found that 45% of women would change the size of their pores if they could, and almost a third say they’re more worried about pore size than wrinkles.
Itâ€™s called Porexia and if these numbers are right, itâ€™s something of an epidemic.
â€œPorexia is the term for an unusual concern over pore size,â€ explains Christopher W Robb, MD, PhD a Nashville, Tenn-dermatologist.â€œPore enlargement is not a disease, itâ€™s a cosmetic concern.â€ Pores tend to appear bigger when they become clogged with dirt, oil and bacteria.
OPEN PORE POLICY
Along with crow’s feet, brown spots and pimples, at the top of every woman’s major skin complaints are open pores the size of a J R Ewing’s oil wells. Pores get larger and more visible as skin ages and loses the resiliency that keeps pores tight and small. Genetics, sun exposure and hormones don’t help. Until recently, peels and microdermabrasions were the ‘go to’ pore purging treatments, but now fractional lasers are stepping up as an effective remedy.
A new study from Solta Medical explored the effects the Clear + Brilliant fractional laser has on pores, skin texture and overall skin appearance. This marks the first study to date to measure the effects of a fractional laser on facial