Rosacea is a common skin condition that can result in reddish skin, bumps, thicker skin and visible blood vessels, usually on the face. Blushing of the skin can occur intermittently, but it tends to become more frequent and with other changes to the skin as the condition progresses. Rhinophyma is linked to rosacea, affecting the skin on the nose. At Blaine Plastic Surgery, we offer effective rosacea and rhinophyma treatment at our clinics in Huntington, Staten Island and New York City.
The cause of rosacea and rhinophyma are unknown. Anyone can experience these skin conditions, but it is more prevalent in those with fair or light-colored skin. The signs and symptoms of rosacea include:
- Blushing or flushing of the skin
- Red bumps and pimples on the skin
- Small blood vessels appearing on the cheeks and face
- Irritated, dry or bloodshot eyes
- Burning, itching or stinging on the face
- Dry, ruddy complexion
- Swelling on the face or raised red patches
Most people with rosacea can be self-conscious about their appearance. When rhinophyma occurs, the nose skin can thicken, becoming red and bulbous. Treatment can reduce the appearance of both rosacea and rhinophyma and give relief from the symptoms.
Skin Treatments for Rosacea and Rhinophyma
Rosacea flare-ups may come and go, but rhinophyma can cause permanent alterations to the nose. In severe cases, rhinophyma can change the shape of the nose and even impact breathing by restricting the nasal passages. There are a few different skin treatments can be used to relieve the red, bumpy and thick skin associated with rosacea and rhinophyma. These include laser skin treatments, dermabrasion and surgical therapy.
If rosacea or rhinophyma are affecting your appearance and self-confidence, schedule a consultation at Blaine Plastic Surgery today. We offer rosacea and rhinophyma treatment at our clinics in Long Island, Staten Island and Manhattan.