Rhinophyma is a skin condition in which the patient develops a large, red, bumpy or bulbous nose. The exact cause for its development is not known, but it is considered a severe subtype of rosacea. Rosacea is a chronic, inflammatory skin disorder that affects many people. Typical treatment for rosacea includes oral and topical solutions. When these no longer work, or the condition advances, other treatments are warranted. Dr. Eric Cerrati offers different forms of rhinophyma treatment at his Park City office.
Common symptoms of severe rhinophyma include thickening skin, enlarged pores, a red skin tone, bulbous shaped nasal tissue and a gradual growth of swollen, visible blood vessels and oil glands that produce a waxy, rough texture on the nose. Many rosacea patients struggle with self-confidence and embarrassment due to their appearance. Patients who develop rhinophyma can be severely affected because of its obvious presentation on the face that is almost impossible to hide.
Advanced Treatment for Severe Rosacea Cases
Dr. Eric Cerrati offers advanced treatment methods for these severe rosacea patients. They may include laser surgery, electrosurgery or traditional surgery using a scalpel and dermabrasion. These procedures seek to make cosmetic improvements by:
- Removing the overgrowth of waxy tissue
- Reducing enlarged blood vessels
- Reshaping nasal disfigurement
- Restoring a natural appearance to the nose
Dr. Cerrati is a double board certified and fellowship trained facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon. He has the experience and skills necessary to perform advanced treatments for treating your severe rosacea, or rhinophyma. His advanced training makes him a superior choice for Utah residents in and around Salt Lake City.
For more information or to arrange your rhinophyma treatment, call or message us online for your rhinophyma consultation today. Dr. Cerrati will meet with you and explain the various treatment options. He will determine the best course of treatment for your specific case.