Rhinophyma, also known as bulbous nose, is a severe form of rosacea. A skin alteration localised on the nose with the following symptoms:
- Enlargement of the nose
- Irregular protuberances or nodes
- Highly dilated pores
- Reddish colour
- Hyperplasia of the sebaceous glands
- Thickening of the skin
- Superficial capillary dilations
What is the IML treatment for rhinophyma?
The treatment of choice at IML is ablative CO2 laser.
CO2 laser delivers a light that removes a great deal of the skin thickness, following the deep dermis to assure total skin recovery to its normal state.
It is a safe procedure performed under local anaesthetic. The procedure takes approximately 30 minutes. The patient should follow a simple skin care routine in the first week after treatment.
Before and after rhinophyma treatment
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