• Description

    Rhinophyma is a form of rosacea most commonly seen in men. Rhinophyma presents an overgrowth of tissue over the nose and nasal tip. Most men with rhinophyma develop enlarged pores, pimples, and changes in the nose structurally. These can slowly develop over time.

  • Cause

    Rhinophyma is a condition characterized by a large, bulbous, and reddened nose, often associated with severe cases of rosacea. It occurs due to the overgrowth of sebaceous glands and connective tissue in the nose, leading to thickening of the skin and distortion of its shape. While the exact cause is not fully understood, factors such as genetics, chronic inflammation, and vascular abnormalities are believed to play a role in its development.

  • Treatment

    Treatment options can include a combination of surgery and laser therapy. The treatment plan for you is best determined by our board-certified dermatologists. Mild to moderate cases of rhinophyma can be treated with Co2 ablative surgery or by Erbium Yag surgery; more aggressive treatment options may be needed for larger areas that require more structural changes.

    • Rhinophyma is a form of papulopustular rosacea.

    • Laser and surgery for rhinophyma has a downtime of approximately 10-14 days.

    • Once treated, rhinophyma rarely returns.

    • A combination of anti-inflammatory antibiotics and creams can help reduce the small risk of recurrence.