Coarse texture of the skin


This type of skin is often characterized by its large pores with possible acne scars. The skin can also have a yellow or dull complexion, a common consequence of smoking.

Possible treatments
A superficial or more intensive peeling can be used to refine the skin's texture, making larger pores less noticeable and restoring the skin's radiance.
For very coarse skin texture with acne scars, fractional laser treatment is recommended. During this treatment the laser beam is divided into very small beams which pierce the skin without damaging the epidermis. The laser light is converted into heat, thereby heating up the subcutaneous structure. In response to the treatment, the skin starts to regenerate and form new connective tissue, making the skin finer, tighter and smoother. A 100% smooth skin can't be guaranteed, but acne scars become shallower and less visible.


  • Prevent acne scars by leaving the removal of blackheads and pimples to a professional and simultaneous treatment with medication.
  • Protect the skin from the sun to avoid the discolouring of the scars.
  • Avoid creams and greasy makeup.


  • Mediclinic offers various peelings with glycolic acid and TCA. In preparation, it is best to apply a cream with glycolic acid and vitamin C 2 to 4 weeks in advance. It improves the skin's texture, making it smoother and shrinking pores.
  • For a more intensive treatment of acne scars, we recommend the fractional laser. This is a non-ablative laser which keeps the epidermis intact. The laser light is absorbed by the tissue down to the deepest layer. The light is converted into heat. The collagen strands contract under the effect of the heat starting up the healing process: new collagen is created. The skin becomes finer and firmer, wrinkles fade resulting in a more refined structure of the skin (pores shrink).
Face and neck
Arms and hands
Tummy and back
Buttock, thigh and pubic area


Coarse texture of the skin
to be discussed with doctor