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Large Pore Removal

What you will need

  • Salicylic acid 30%
  • Glycolic acid 70%
  • Retin A
  • Tooth pick or fine pointed tweezers
  • Blackhead removal tool (spiked end)
  • Dawn Ultra (Dawn cuts through grease!)
  • Alcohol swabs


This is the low tech version of the laser pore rhinophyma treatment developed in Australia. 

Put pure dawn on nose for 10 minutes then rinse with warm water for 5 minutes.  Using your thumb and index finger squeeze nose.  You will see hardened sebum coming out of pores or the pores opening up if the dawn has cleared the sebum.  Using the blackhead removal tool insert into each pore and remove sebum/dead skin and then twist around like a top going out of balance (you are physically destroying the sebaceous gland - expect bleeding). Dip toothpick (or the blackhead removal tool if the pore is too small) into Glycolic acid 70% and then into the pore.  Repeat with salicylic acid and Retin-A.

Repeat once or twice a week.  After a few weeks the large pore should stop producing sebum or less sebum because either it get completely destroyed or is reset to a normal pore.  But there will still be a hole so only put acid and retin-A if there is no sebum in the hole to remove all the drying up skin around it.

If you have a lot of large pores in an area on the nose after you do this you can do a peel of any strength to smooth out the area. Use alcohol swabs to disinfect the blackhead removal tool before you start.


After years of growth you have to destroy the sebaceous gland that is feeding the pore.  Your body will regenerate the pore to what it is supposed to be (extremely tiny).  The sebaceous gland will stop moisturizing the fibrous connective tissue which will dry up and wash off.  The blood vessels feeding the pores in the area will also diminish with lesser demand.