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.
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