Rhinophyma is a large bulbous appearance to the nose. The nose is often red and has bumps on the lower third of the nose around the tip along with enlarged nasal pores. There can also be broken blood vessels on the nose and many patients have rosacea on the face.
A manifestation of Severe Rosacea resulting in significant enlargement of the nose and occurring primarily in men. It is caused by hypertrophy of the sebaceous glands and surrounding connective tissue. The nose is reddened and marked with numerous telangiectasias.
It is caused by a bacteria and in mild cases antibiotics and creams can help.
As it progresses, more aggressive treatments are needed including dermabrasion,electrosurgery and laser treatments.
Rhinophyma is a condition of interest to the nose; it corresponds to the most advanced stage of rosacea and usually occurs in humans. It appears as a progressive deformation of the nose due to thickening of the dermis.
Treatment is dermabrasion, electrosurgery or laser Erbium CO2 of all areas until thickened regain initial shape.
Left untreated, rhinophyma will not clear up on its own. And by the time the condition is diagnosed, the changes your skin has undergone are usually significant. Thanks to some medical advances, however, it is possible to treat the effects of rhinophyma with some degree of success.
Can often prescribe medications, such as antibiotics and Metrocream to clear up infections from inflamed skin tissue and encourage patients to pay careful attention to hygiene so that they can avoid irritating the skin further.
In order to provide relief to irritated tissue, patients may also have to avoid prolonged exposure to the sun, cosmetics that dry out the skin or extreme heat or cold. It is important to wear physical sun blockers that contain Titanium and zinc oxide.
These treatments may help reduce the swelling and redness associated with Rosacea.
Another problem presented by rhinophyma is the extra growth of skin that often accompanies the condition.
Today, the nose can be reshaped under the guidance of Dr. Gary with one of the following medical procedures: Surgery to remove extra tissue and reform the shape of the nose. This is commonly known as reconstructive or cosmetic surgery. It's performed with a scalpel under anesthetic.
CO2 laser to reduce and reshape the tissue on the nose. These treatments usually involve less bleeding than conventional surgery.
Electrosurgery to cut and remove extra tissue with the use of electrical currents.
Dermabrasion, or the use of a rotating brush. This procedure smoothes and reshapes the nose and is usually combined with other procedures.
Dermabrasion is often used as a fine-tuning procedure to reduce the appearance of scar tissue.
Nose surgery can enhance your appearance and your self confidence.
Realistic expectations are important to be happy with any surgery. As each patient is an individual, different results can be expected in each patient.
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