Nasal skin thickness. Any suggestions? (photos)

I have clown like nose. Does losing weight reduce the skin thickness or co2 could improve the condition.

Doctor Answers 2

Ablative laser + isotretinoin

Losing weight may not change the thickness much, but ablative laser (erbium or CO2) in the right hands should be able to give you a good result.  With your darker skin-type, I tend to favor the erbium:YAG laser, and usually, once all is healed, finish off with a 6 month course of low dose isotretinon which should give a good long-term outcome.  Seek a specialist used to treating skin of colour.

Reduce Nasal Skin Thickness / Possible Rhinophyma -- Lasers, Radiowave, Microneedling, Peels

Surgery would be the best option for reducing nasal thickness if you had issues with cartilage and shape.   Lasers can be used to trim/slim tissue on the nose but have to be done conservatively in darker skinned patients.  Please see a well trained laser trained dermatologist.  Best, Dr. Emer.

Jason Emer, MD
Los Angeles Dermatologic Surgeon
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