Thick, bumpy skin caused by rhinophyma can alter the shape of the nose. This skin condition is similar to acne rosacea, but it specifically impacts the skin on the nose. Those with rhinophyma may be self-conscious of their nose appearance and want to find solutions for cosmetic alterations. While there is not a cure for rhinophyma, treatment improves the appearance of the nose. Dr. Gary Linkov offers cosmetic treatments for rhinophyma to create a more pleasing shape to the nose at City Facial Plastics.
Rhinophyma nose disfigurement occurs slowly. The skin on the tip of the nose becomes red and thickens. Over time, this creates a bumpy, red nasal tip. The nose starts to appear bulbous and pronounced. Treatment can include laser therapy to help resurface the skin and reshape the tip of the nose. Diseased skin may be removed and the appearance of the nose changed. In some cases, the nasal valves could be affected by rhinophyma and need repair. Dr. Linkov will assess the damage to the nose and offer treatment solutions to improve the form and function for patients with rhinophyma.
Causes of Rhinophyma
Rhinophyma is not a common issue. The most susceptible population for this skin condition is fair-complexioned ethnicities, and men are more likely to have rhinophyma than women. There is not a known cause for rhinophyma. The myth that it is caused by heavy alcohol consumption is unfounded, as there is no link to rhinophyma and alcohol use. Those with acne rosacea are more likely to also have rhinophyma. Early symptoms include thick, waxy skin on the nose tip that is red and rough. The nose tip can begin looking larger or bulbous with more visible pores.
If you have rhinophyma and want to explore treatment options to improve the appearance of your nose, contact City Facial Plastics today. We will schedule your consultation with Dr. Linkov to discuss treatments available for rhinophyma.