Rhinophyma is a skin condition that causes the nose to become red and swollen. There are various options for treating this condition, based on its severity. The best rhinophyma treatment is surgery to prevent permanent disfigurement. Additional cosmetic procedures may prove beneficial to improving your appearance.
What Causes Rhinophyma?
The exact cause of rhinophyma is unclear. It is believed to be caused by a chronic inflammatory skin condition called rosacea. This skin condition can affect both men and women and creates redness on the nose and cheeks when left untreated. Small red bumps filled with pus can appear all over your face and make you self-conscious about your appearance.
Alcohol and caffeine can make symptoms worse. Risk factors for rhinophyma include being middle aged, male and having fair skin. Family history of rosacea can also play a critical role in developing rhinophyma. Males between 50 and 70 years old are most likely to develop rhinophyma.
Rhinophyma Treatment Options
There are several rhinophyma treatment options available. The most common treatment is surgery, as rhinoplasty does not respond well to medications. Surgical treatments can be combined with laser resurfacing, dermabrasion and cryosurgery. These procedures remove layers of skin to improve your appearance. The surgery is done in two hours using local anesthesia.
Ideal Rhinophyma Treatment Candidates
Individuals seeking rhinophyma treatment are generally non-smokers in good physical condition. If you are experiencing nasal obstruction and enlarged nodes on your nasal bridge, you may be an ideal candidate. A consultation with a board certified plastic surgeon can determine if treatment is best for you.
Schedule a Rhinophyma Consultation
If you have been diagnosed with rhinophyma, you may want to consider a consultation appointment with NYC board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Jeremy Nikfarjam. Dr. Nikfarjam will explain your treatment options and recommend the best plan for your cosmetic goals. Schedule a rhinophyma consultation today.