Ask a doctor

Best Way to Thin out Oily Skin ?

is there any way to thin out thick , oily nose skin (only skin) ?

Doctor Answers (1)

Thick oily skin of the nose

+1

Some people have very thick pilosebaceous skin of the nose. The pores are dense and the oil glands very thick. Accutane can shrink the pores but there are risks and it is not indicated for anything other than scarring cystic acne.  Sculpting a thinner nose with carbon dioxide laser, radiofrequency (Ellman) and dermabarasion all have risks of scarring, hypopigmenation and irregular surface contour.   Unfortunately, there is no perfect solution for this problem.  Fraxel Restore may or may not help, but if it does, I doubt it will provide signifcant improvement.
 


Manhattan Dermatologist
5.0 out of 5 stars 32 reviews

These answers are for educational purposes and should not be relied upon as a substitute for medical advice you may receive from your physician. If you have a medical emergency, please call 911. These answers do not constitute or initiate a patient/doctor relationship.