How to Know and Get Rid of Rhinophyma? (photo)

So i posted four pics below, focusing on the right side of my nose only, since the left side of my nose looks normal/fine. As for the right side of my nose, it seems that i have rhinophyma, since this side of my nose looks large, bulbous, thick. I am currently getting microdembrasion done (for acne scars, uneven skin tone/sun damage), since my dermatologist recommended it. i want to know if this treatment will work or should i get laser treatment instead, if so what will be price range for it.

Doctor Answers 3

No evidence of rhinophyma in the pics.

There is no evidence of phyma from the pictures you have provided, and you are not a candidate for laser surgery. My suggestion is that you have a formal consultation with an ENT or Plastics, special photography can determine asymmetry and non-laser treatments maybe considered. 

I have attached a video for review on cases of rhinophyma. 

Kind regards

Dr Davin Lim 
laser dermatologist
Brisbane, Australia. 

Brisbane Dermatologist
4.7 out of 5 stars 75 reviews

Good news- no rhinophyma!

We treat rhinophymas. Good news! There is not a suggestion of this on the pics.

On the other hand, there is the option of treating the skin of the nose and face in general. An in-person consultation would be best to see if this or any other treatment is recommended.

Christopher J. Peers, MD
South Bend Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.6 out of 5 stars 5 reviews


Rhinophyma has a distinctive appearance.  There is no evidence of rhinophyma in the pictures submitted.  I suspect the pores are large and CO2 laser is an excellent tool for reducing this.  My office can give a price range but suspect it will be in the 800 range.

David Alessi, MD
Beverly Hills Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.7 out of 5 stars 16 reviews

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