Treatment of rosacea may inhibit the progression of rhinophyma, but this has not been conclusively confirmed.
Topical medications or solutions may be tried initially.
Oral tetracycline antibiotics.
Oral isotretinoin is the most effective medical treatment, and can reduce some of the bulk of rhinophyma.
Although there are a few different surgical options, Dr Rich, with his years of experience, prefers to start with the Ultrapulse CO2 laser followed by the Erbium laser to de-bulk and reshape the tissue of the nose.
Laser resurfacing using Erbium and CO2 lasers is a technique that involves removing the damaged outer layers of the skin.
Because the procedure is actual laser resurfacing, it is an invasive – but highly effective – treatment requiring 7-10 days . The nose can be red for some time.