Red, bumpy, thick skin on the nose is a common symptom of rhinophyma. This condition is related to rosacea, specifically targeting the skin on the lower nose. In severe cases, rhinophyma can create a bulbous, deformed nose shape that is uncomfortable and disfiguring. Dr. Erez Dayan at Avance Plastic Surgery Institute offers rhinophyma treatment, including non-surgical options, at our medical clinic in Reno/Tahoe, NV.
What Causes Rhinophyma?
The exact cause of rhinophyma is not known. It most often occurs in men, especially those with uncontrolled rosacea. While the cause of rhinophyma is not known, it is more common in individuals with fair skin with rosacea – Eastern Europeans, Scottish, English and Scandinavians are the ethnic groups most prone to this skin condition. Symptoms that impact the skin on the nose include:
- A yellow, waxy appearance
- Reddish skin
- Large pores
- Inflamed oil glands
- Thickening skin
- Change in shape – bulbous shape to the tip of the nose
Without treatment, rhinophyma can disfigure the nose and impact the facial balance. This can affect your appearance and self-confidence. While there is not a cure for rhinophyma or rosacea, there are treatments that can control the condition and improve the appearance of the nose.
Non-Surgical Treatments for Rhinophyma
Severe cases of rhinophyma may require plastic surgery to reshape the nose. However, there are non-surgical options to control the skin inflammation and remove the thicker, bumpy skin. Topical medications through a dermatologist can be effective at controlling rhinophyma. For removal of damaged skin to improve the appearance of the nose, dermabrasion and laser skin resurfacing are minimally invasive treatments that we offer at Avance Plastic Surgery Institute.
If you suffer from rhinophyma and want to explore treatment options, we invite you to visit us at Avance Plastic Surgery Institute. Contact our clinic in Reno/Tahoe, NV, to schedule a rhinophyma treatment consultation with Dr. Dayan.