Rhinophyma is a condition that causes the enlargement and redness of the nose. It also includes prominent pores and fibrous features. Although many people believe that alcoholism causes rhinophyma, it is actually a form of rosacea. However, excessive alcohol consumption can exacerbate the symptoms of rhinophyma.
Rhinophyma does not cause pain in most patients but it can interfere with breathing as it constricts airflow through the nose. Laser Surgery USA does offer a number of treatments to improve the appearance of your rhinophyma. One of the most popular treatments is the CO2RE laser.
We harness the CO2RE laser for rhinophyma repair because it effectively eradicates undesirable areas of skin, allowing us to reshape and sculpt the nose. CO2RE laser resurfacing is usually performed under local anesthesia and is relatively comfortable for most patients. You may experience mild burning sensations immediately after the procedure. Itching and feelings of tightness are common in this recovery period and may last for several weeks.
With CO2RE treatment, you should see a dramatic improvement in skin texture, pore size and redness shortly after the procedure. Contact Laser Surgery USA today to learn more about treatment of your rhinophyma.