Fraxel fractional laser to treat enlarged pores

One of the most frequent worries today is to have a skin with enlarged pores (porexia) and look for treatments to make them smaller. Each pore corresponds to the exit orifice of the underlying sebaceous gland that produces sebum and deposits it on the skin. If the gland is very active, it produces a lot of sebum and the orifice gets larger.


In Ribe Clinic we use the Fraxel re: dual laser to act on the sebaceous gland regulating its function and thus, treat the enlarged pores. In addition, the epidermis is renewed and the production of collagen in the dermis is activated.

Dr. Adriana Ribe has wide experience with this Fraxel technology that has been recognized with the Diamond Award in the United States

The Ribe Clinic proposal for a uniform skin without larger pores

The Fraxel laser was the first to apply fractional technology for rejuvenation in 2004, assuming a great technological revolution. And in addition to fractional technology, the company patented the way in which laser energy is emitted with intelligent optics, which is still the best today.

Since 2004, several versions of this Fraxel laser have appeared and according to Dr. Ribé “the new Fraxel DUAL laser with the wavelength 1927nm acts very effectively on the texture of the skin and on the enlarged pores, shrinking them and providing uniformity”.

Features of the Fraxel re: store ® Laser technology

The treatment to shrink the larger pores with Fraxel laser is indicated when the patient needs it. And that can happen at any age.

Thus, young and mature skins can have enlarged pores, very visible and rough texture. This laser treatment for enlarged pores improves the appearance of the skin by regulating the function of the sebaceous gland and therefore its production of sebum which will make the pore size smaller.

By sliding the laser head through the skin with the enlarged pore, a light is emitted that acts on all the layers of the skin. The treatment is personalized since it goes with a computer that allows selecting the power with which you want to work and thus, act in superficial, intermediate and deep layers according to the need.

Technologically, this laser acts in a fractional way. That is, it produces microscopic acting columns in the skin (epidermis and dermis) leaving the tissue intact between the columns. Thus, the tissue of the columns will be renewed producing a new collagen and a more trophic epidermis aided by healthy surrounding tissue that promotes this repair. It is a natural process of the body itself replacing the damaged and aged cells with a new, healthy and shiny skin with smaller pore size

To achieve the results one looks for a skin with less enlarged pores, it usually takes several sessions. The exact number of sessions of this treatment to shrink the pore is personalized depending on the state of the skin, the results that are expected to be obtained and also the lifestyle. Thus, Dr. Ribé and her team decide with you the treatment to shrink the pore that they will perform.

Depending on the level of treatment, after the procedure for enlarged pores the skin is red and somewhat swollen, but the symptoms disappear the next day. The days that follow the skin acquires a natural “tan” look that returns to normal in 4-5 days, bringing out a skin with a look and feel that is fresher, smoother and brighter and with smaller pores.

Throughout the process you can lead a routine life and if desired, you can apply makeup.

The results of the treatment to shrink the pore are immediate (from 7 days) but also gradual. After a few days, the skin is smoother, softer, brighter and more uniform in texture with the size of the pore smaller.

In each session the results accumulate and the improvement increases. In addition, at the end of the sessions, the skin continues to improve for the next 3-6 months as new cells that have been activated continue to produce new collagen and the sebaceous gland is regulated by shrinking the pore. The duration of the results depends on the lifestyle, age, condition and skin care of each person.

The Fraxel laser treatment for enlarged pores is a safe therapeutic option supported by a large number of investigations. Like all treatments, it should be done by a medical professional experienced in this technology and with a patient’s medical history.

Dr. Adriana Ribé recommends a personalized treatment protocol for large pores after a precise skin diagnosis, which ranges from 2 to 4 sessions depending on the patient’s age and skin condition. Laser treatment to shrink the pore requires applying anesthetic cream to prevent possible discomfort 1 hour before the session. When finished, the skin looks rosy and we notice a sensation of heat that disappears in a few hours. You can make up if desired and resume social life immediately.