Will Laser Treatment Reduce Pore Size with Rhinophyma?
- Asked by mjn in New York City, NY
- 4 years ago
Treatment of Rhinophyma
Rhinophyma can be described as the end stage of Rosacea, whereby sebaceous gland growth becomes so prominent that the nose becomes disfigured. A common misconception is that Rhinophyma is associated with alcohol abuse. It isn't. Most patients with this disorder bear a heavy psychological weight because of their appearance and because of the misconceptions associated with this disorder. Generally, the treatment is via surgical thinning with a scalpel, CO2 laser or other device. None of these treatments necessarily affect pore size, but induce the formation of scar tissue that prevents future deformity. An example of a patient I have treated is seen in the link below (probably my happiest patient ever!)