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How Do You Treat Rhinophyma (Bulbous Nose)?

Posted: Sep | 29

Rhinophyma is a skin disorder in which an excessive buildup of tissue leads to a “bulbous nose” that dramatically alters one’s physical appearance. While uncommon, rhinophyma may be seen in individuals with severe rosacea; the condition may even cause breathing issues. Fortunately, our experienced dermatologists here at Dermatology & Laser Surgery Center can treat rhinophyma with minimally invasive laser procedures.

Fraxel re:pair® laser skin resurfacing can help improve both the cosmetic and functional nasal issues caused by rhinophyma. This CO2 laser can treat severe signs of skin damage such as rhinophyma without the excessive recovery times associated with major surgery. Since the Fraxel re:pair® technique is designed to target smaller areas of the skin at a time, the treatment can be performed in a very precise manner, resulting in less discomfort and a reduced recovery period. Many patients will require more than one treatment for optimal results; however, this procedure offers exceptional outcomes without many of the drawbacks associated with other types of treatment.

Dermatology & Laser Surgery Center offers advanced treatment options for both rosacea and rhinophyma. If you would like more information, or to schedule a consultation, please contact us today.


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