Treatment for dark horizontal line on nose? (Photo)
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Treatment of Depressed Dark Nasal Line
Dark Crease on Nose
Treating Pigmentation on the Face
There are many ways to treat pigmentation depending on the cause of the darkness. If this is hormonally caused than Cosmelan is an extremely efficient way of instantly treating this pigmentation. Sun damage can also be reversed with the Fraxel or mini-Fraxel (Clear and Brilliant). Please consult a board certified dermatologist for the best treatment options.
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Some patients will develop a horizontal line across the nose as a consequence of allergies. The constant running off the nose makes some patients rub their nose constantly, the so-called "allergic salute." This repetitive action can result in a horizontal crease from the rubbing.
The best treatment for this is to control the runny nose. An allergist could help with that.
Once this repetitive action is stopped, the line should fade away.
Allergic salute treatment
The horizontal line found on your nose is related to allergic rhinitis and is from routinely wiping your runny nose. Preventative treatments include allergy nose sprays and allergy medications that are best prescribed by your primary care doctor, your ENT, or your allergist. Once the crease has developed, hyaluronic acid fillers can help fill in the depressed skin, however extreme care must be taken using fillers in the nasal tip. There are a very high number of small blood vessels in the nose and improper filling techniques can lead to skin necrosis - a much worse problem than the horizontal crease. Pigmentary changes can be addressed with cover up or makeup as well as a number of topicals, such as hydroquinone. Laser treatments also can help build collagen and decrease hyperpigmented (darkened) areas.
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