When you have rosacea, the symptoms can be embarrassing. You never know when your face is going to flame up and then stay red. The small pimples over your nose, cheeks, and chin make you feel like a teenager all over again. But when you started developing small, warty-looking blemishes on your nose, that was the final straw.
Rhinophyma is part of the third stage of rosacea. Your nose gets thicker. It develops small spots that look like warts or maybe small pimples. But they don’t go away. In fact, more develop on top of the first ones, slowly disfiguring your nose and face.
The psychological effects of rhinophyma can be devastating. When you look in the mirror, you don’t see the same face you’ve always known. Instead, you wonder about what other people are seeing when they look at you. You don’t feel attractive anymore, and your self-confidence seems non-existent.
At Kalos Plastic Surgery, Dr. Stong helps patients with rosacea to overcome the distortion caused by the disease. Techniques to help rhinophyma may include:
Dermabrasion: At the K-Spa, we offer many facial treatments to rejuvenate your skin. While dermabrasion is not typically used on rosacea patients, there has been some success in using it to remove the small spots from early stages of rhinophyma. Because some people may find dermabrasion to be irritating, so we also offer…
Laser Therapy: With lasers, we are able to remove the small spots caused by the thickening of the nose. However, as the nose increases in size, becoming more bulbous and covered in blemishes, you may want…
Surgery: Double board certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Stong, can revise the thickened nasal tissue, remove the wart-like spots, and return your nose to its former glory. You’ll recognize yourself in the mirror again and your self-confidence will return!
Post Provided by Benjamin Stong MD, Kalos Facial Plastic Surgery LLC
5670 Peachtree Dunwoody Rd NE, #910
Atlanta, GA 30342
Phone: (404) 963-6665