Rhinophyma is a skin condition in which the nose becomes enlarged, red and bumpy. In severe cases, rhinophyma can be disfiguring and create nasal obstructions that cause difficulty breathing. Texas Surgical Dermatology, led by considerate and dependable board-certified dermatologist Dr. Tri H. Nguyen, provides treatment of rhinophyma to patients in Houston, Katy, Spring, The Woodlands, Texas, and surrounding locations.
Causes and Symptoms
The exact causes of rhinophyma are unknown, but it is believed to be a result of untreated, severe cases of rosacea. Rhinophyma is most common in caucasian men between the ages of 50 and 70, and becomes worse if left untreated. Symptoms of rhinophyma include:
- The nose becoming swollen and more bulbous in shape
- Appearance of large oil glands and skin pores
- Skin becoming thicker and red in color
- Waxy, rough skin texture
Depending on the severity of your condition, there are various treatment options available for rhinophyma. For less serious cases or for those with rhinophyma in the beginning stages, oral and topical antibiotics are typically prescribed to reduce redness and inflammation. Laser resurfacing and dermabrasion treatments may help smooth the skin texture, but fully developed cases of rhinophyma should be treated surgically for a long-term resolution. In the case of surgery, the excess skin formed on the nose is cut away with a scalpel. It is recommended that surgery is completed in the earlier stages to prevent more permanent disfiguration of the nose.
When to See a Doctor
It is important to receive proper diagnosis of rhinophyma as soon as possible to avoid permanent disfiguration of the nose. If you are noticing symptoms of this condition, reach out to a doctor right away. Texas Surgical Dermatology, led by considerate and dependable board-certified dermatologist Dr. Tri H. Nguyen, provides treatment of rhinophyma to patients in Houston, Katy, Spring, The Woodlands, Texas, and surrounding locations.
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