Rhinophyma is when patchy, scaly skin growths form on the body, usually the nose and cheeks. The area becomes red, bulbous and bumpy, and generally worsens over time. Once called “drinker’s nose” because it was thought to be a symptom of alcoholism, the condition is associated with rosacea, although people without rosacea can develop rhinophyma.
Rhinophyma treatment from Dr. Dayan consists of a nose surgery to slice off the scaly lesions while the patient is under local or general anesthesia. Treatment lasts about a half-hour to an hour, after which the patient can return home. Multiple treatments are often necessary, allowing about a week or so in between sessions for healing.
Dr. Dayan performs rhinophyma treatment at his office in Avance Plastic Surgery Institute in Reno/Tahoe, NV. Advanced cases of rhinophyma may require more extensive surgical treatment. Sometimes rhinophyma can reoccur after treatment or surgery. Dr. Dayan will examine your case and make suitable recommendations for treatment during a consultation in his office.
What Causes Rhinophyma?
Rhinophyma is a skin condition caused when a blood vessel becomes unstable and leaks blood into the surrounding arteries and tissues. Some experts believe this is caused by a problem with the protein in the blood vessel walls. The leakage causes inflammation around the arteries, which causes scar tissue to form. This scar tissue obstructs the oil glands and hair follicles in the skin, causing excessive and oddly-shaped tissue growth on the outer skin.
This condition is especially found on the nose, although it can occur on any part of the body. Dr. Dayan performs rhinophyma treatment and surgery at Avance Plastic Surgery Institute in Reno/Tahoe, NV. When this troublesome condition begins to appear, contact us for a consultation with Dr. Dayan. Rhinophyma is best treated as early as possible for the best results.