Rhinophyma is a condition that stems from Rosacea resulting in thickening of the skin on the nose. The nose will appear red, inflamed, and bulbous. W.C. Fields is the most famous example of Rhinophyma.
Rhinophyma can sometimes be controlled with oral and topical medications, but is more severe cases surgical procedures are needed.
Excellent results have been achieved with combination therapy. In extreme cases surgical excision may be necessary. Once that is healed the nose is then sculpted with wireloop electrocautery to remove the bulk of the bulbous tissue and then immediately smoothed out using C02 laser.
This procedure has a healing time of approximately 14 days. Once the healing is complete patients are thrilled with the look of their “new nose”.