Rhinophyma / Bulbous Nose

Bulbous Nose (Rhinophyma) is a skin disorder characterized by a large, red, bumpy and/or bulbous nose. The skin is thickened and the sebaceous (oil) glands are enlarged. The skin appears red and often has prominent blood vessels, which may be thin and red (telangiectasia) or larger and purplish in hue (venulectasia). The exact cause of rhinophyma is unknown, but it’s considered a subtype of severe rosacea. Surgery is often the best option for long-term treatment of rhinophyma. Electrosurgery and/or CO2 Laser is the Gold Standard for the treatment. Laser precisely sculpts excessive tissue, helping it return to the normal shape of a nose.

Gerald Goldberg, MD, has been radically changing patients’ lives with his effective treatment of rhinophyma for over 30 years. He is one of most globally recognized laser surgeons and is certified in more than 25 laser modalities.

See Dr. Goldberg’s remarkable Rhinophyma Before and After images here. 

View an extraordinary case (and actual rhinophyma surgery) and interview with Dr. Goldberg and one of his patients here. WARNING: Video contains graphic content. Viewer discretion is advised.

To Find Out More about Bulbous Nose / Rhinophyma Treatment Options, Contact Pima Dermatology

Dr. Goldberg and Pima Dermatology have the most effective solutions to manage rhinophyma. We understand the extreme impact it can have. Dr. Goldberg’s expertise and high success rate in resolving rhinophyma make us Southern Arizona’s leading expert. Please contact us online or call our practice to schedule a consultation.


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