When Rosacea Leads to Rhinophyma
If you have rosacea, you know how embarrassing this skin condition can be. Rosacea is marked by noticeable blushing and redness in the face as well as a collection of tiny pus-filled bumps in some cases. When rosacea flares up, you may feel like a pubescent, self-conscious teenager all over again.
While rosacea is often genetic and does not have a cure, some patients can minimize their symptoms with topical medications or oral antibiotics. Unfortunately, other patients experience a progression or worsening of this skin condition, which often includes unwanted skin changes in the nose area. If rosacea gets to its third and most severe stage, it may include rhinophyma symptoms.
What is Rhinophyma?
Rhinophyma is a type of rosacea that affects the skin of the nose. Rhinophyma causes the nasal skin to thicken and develop bulbous tissue with a deep red and waxy appearance. Some describe rhinophyma as wart-like bumps on the nose. Enlarged pores and visible blood vessels are also markers of rhinophyma. While women are more likely to suffer from mild to moderate rosacea, men have a higher chance of developing rhinophyma.
If your rosacea has progressed into rhinophyma, there are treatment options available with a board certified plastic surgeon and medical spa. At Timeless MedSpa, we can lessen the appearance of rhinophyma with laser skin resurfacing, dermabrasion and dermaplaning. Patients with severe rhinophyma may opt for rhinoplasty for a more complete reshaping of the nose.
For more information about our advanced non-surgical rhinophyma treatments, please contact Timeless MedSpa in NYC for your consultation.
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