Dear Dr. Lam,
I am 21 years of age and last summer I had acne medicine recommended to me, Ziana and a glycolic wash. My face become extremely irritated and after the skin returned to normal there were an excessive amount of large pores in my cheeks(also some stretch lines) and in my nose before there wasnt even one.While the pores themselves are not that big the fact that before this bizarre reaction to acne medication they were completely not present is extremely upsetting and compels me to take action to restore my skin. I believe there are three possible solutions to the pore problem that i have and wanted to run it through you to hear your opinion. Like I mentioned there are too many pores to count in each cheek and the nose.
First- Is an excision possible in this case. By this I refer to a general excision of the "pored" area as a whole therefore exchanging 50 scarred pores and abnormal skin texture for a scar?
Second- A minifacelift in the cheek area. I have noticed that if I lift the area upwards just a tiny bit the appearance improves drastically and the pores become much less noticeable. Is this a viable option?- this is only for the cheeks
Third- Cut out the area and exchange the pored area with a skin graft?
Like I mentioned the area is not that noticeable but when up close the problem became quite aparent specially under light or out in the sun or when I sweat and I do quite a lot of exercise. Five months have passed and I have waited for the situation to improve or resolve itself and it just has not. Do any of the possible solutions I have suggested viable or is there anything that you believe is a better option?